Adventures in Storytime

It was our first week of summer storytimes and we had a full house and loads of fun! Kids, even the older ones, seemed to have a good time with this theme. Looking for more books? Check out my Construction/Building booklist.

Theme:   Construction/Building   Ages:    0-6                   Early Literacy Focus:  Vocabulary



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I’m going to try to include a visual element in every storytime so I made a magnet set of the vehicles in “Macdonald” and plopped them on a magnet board as I read the story. After stories, parents and kids talked about and played with the pieces again. Double bonus!

Songs & Rhymes

“Shake Your Sillies Out” by the Wiggles

“The Elevator Song”

Humpty Dumpty

“The More We Get Together


The most popular stations were the craft stick houses on foam core and the bean table. If I were doing it again I’d do a second table for the craft stick houses and make an even longer streamer/bubble wrap tunnel.

Got a favorite construction-themed readaloud or activity? Share it in the comments!


Until next time, Book Lovers!


Friday Faves

Totally adorable bookish prints

Books and Bunny in Big Green and White Striped Bow Tie - A BUNNY'S Favorite Books - Art Print

Reimagining book titles as super-short summaries of the book. This one is hilarious:

betterbooktitles: Jon Klassen: I Want My Hat Back

How cute are these suncatcher hearts?! I must make them!


Finally a summer reading tshirt that I’ll actually wear again! 

Hey kids, don't try reading and running at the same time!

Hey kids, get your multitasking on! Not sure what the message is here. But definitely read while doing something!

My favorite thing this week, other than those hearts, was this. 

Funniest propaganda I’ve ever read!  And Hillary’s never looked more adorable!


Do you know your old famous (and not so famous) guys? There’s a key in the back if you need help.

The world was hard for women in the 1950s then “along came Hillary”…..


Here’s Hillary organizing games to raise money for the poor! Here’s Hillary giving the money to poor kids! The best line in the whole book, “Take that 1950s!” Here’s Hillary overcoming an entire sexist decade!  It’s almost like she’s a …….

wait for it….


superwoman!  Take that, all other women!


In case you’re not convinced yet, here’s Hillary with lots of other smart, accomplished, famous women. Look how much brighter and happier Hillary is than the rest of them!

All I want to know is when’s Bush’s, Trump’s or Sanders’ book coming out?

Toodles! 😉