DIY Storytime – Trucks

Do-It-Yourself Storytime
Theme – Trucks

Enjoy this storytime at your own pace and schedule!*

I stink Story: I Stink!
• Written by Kate McMullan
• Illustrated by Jim McMullan
• Published by HarperCollins
• Read by Andy Richter
A garbage truck describes his job.
Story and activities at:
https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0075pr/story?authCtx=U.794217314
Read about real garbage trucks at:
https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0075pr/book?authCtx=U.794217314
NOTE: If you get a screen asking you the log in, click here:
https://www.scholastic.com/content/corp-home/covid-19statement.html
and scroll down to Scholastic Learn at Home and click on the link.
Choose: PreK and Kindergarten, Week 2, and scroll down to the book.

Mike MulliganStory: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
• Written by and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton
• Published by Houghton Mifflin
• Presented by Forgotten Children’s Books
Mike claims his old steam shovel can dig the cellar for the new Popperville Town Hall in one day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AgJbMRpxI
How to draw an excavator by Kids Art Guru:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdSbNf0B9V0

Duck on a Tractor bookStory: Duck on a Tractor
• Written and illustrated by David Shannon
• Published by Blue Sky Press
• Read by Mark
Duck decides to drive the tractor and all the other farm animals go along for the ride.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm_bA1yfxLo
Where do they work? Match game from the John Deere website:
https://www.deere.com/assets/pdfs/common/attractions/jdp-pre-k-5-where-do-they-work.pdf

Songs about Trucks:

Goodnight Construction Site
Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Presented by Vancemo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuIg-rqpAg4

18 Wheels on a Big Rig
By Trout Fishing in America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnuetbfDLpE

We Are Trucks
By Superwings TV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRxP02QfPfY

More songs and rhymes:

The Wheels on the Dump Truck
(sing to: The Wheels on the Bus)

The wheels on the dump truck go rumble, rumble, rumble
Rumble, rumble, rumble. Rumble, rumble, rumble
The wheels on the truck go rumble, rumble, rumble
On the job site.

The horn on the dump truck goes “Honk, honk, honk”
Honk, honk, honk”, Honk, honk, honk”
The horn on the truck goes “Honk, honk, honk”
On the job site.

The dumper on the dump truck gets full, full, full
Full, full, full. Full, full, full
The dumper on the truck gets full, full, full
On the job site.

The reverse on the dump truck says, “Beep, beep, beep!
Beep, beep, beep! Beep, beep, beep!”
The reverse on the truck says, “Beep, beep, beep!”
On the job site.

The dumper on the dump truck goes, lift and tip
Lift and tip, lift and tip
The dumper on the truck goes, lift and tip
On the job site.

The rocks in the dumper go tumbling out
Tumbling out, tumbling out
The rocks in the dumper go tumbling out
On the job site.

The driver of the dump truck says, “Job well done,
Job well done, Job well done”
The driver on the truck says, “Job well done”
On the job site.

My 18 Wheel Truck

My 18 wheel truck
Is traveling down the road
I have a long way to go
And a very heavy load.

I drive down the highway
Stop at towns along the way
Delivering all my goods
By the end of the day.

Tomorrow my truck
Will get another load
You’ll see me hard at work
Driving down the road.

Construction Trucks

Here are trucks that help us build
Construction trucks, get to work!
Steam shovel: Scoop! (bend low and pretend to scoop dirt)

Here are trucks that help us build
Construction trucks, get to work!
Steam shovel: Scoop! (bend low and pretend to scoop dirt)
Dump truck: Tip! (bend to one side)

Here are trucks that help us build
Construction trucks, get to work!
Steam shovel: Scoop! (bend low and pretend to scoop dirt)
Dump truck: Tip! (bend to one side)

Here are trucks that help us build
Construction trucks, get to work!
Steam shovel: Scoop! (bend low and pretend to scoop dirt)
Dump truck: Tip! (bend to one side)
Bull dozer: Push! (hold up hands in front of body and push out)

Here are trucks that help us build
Construction trucks, get to work!
Steam shovel: Scoop! (bend low and pretend to scoop dirt)
Dump truck: Tip! (bend to one side)
Bull dozer: Push! (hold up hands in front of body and push out)
Crane: Lift! (cup one hand like a hook and swing up)
Here are trucks that help us build
Construction trucks, get to work!
Steam shovel: Scoop! (bend low and pretend to scoop dirt)
Dump truck: Tip! (bend to one side)
Bull dozer: Push! (hold up hands in front of body and push out)
Crane: Lift! (cup one hand like a hook and swing up)
Cement mixer: Pour! (roll hands around each other like a mixer)

Here are trucks that help us build
Construction trucks, get to work!
Steam shovel: Scoop! (bend low and pretend to scoop dirt)
Dump truck: Tip! (bend to one side)
Bull dozer: Push! (hold up hands in front of body and push out)
Crane: Lift! (cup one hand like a hook and swing up)
Cement mixer: Pour! (roll hands around each other like a mixer)
Paver: Spread! (do spreading motion with hands)

Here are trucks that help us build
Construction trucks, get to work!
Steam shovel: Scoop! (bend low and pretend to scoop dirt)
Dump truck: Tip! (bend to one side)
Bull dozer: Push! (hold up hands in front of body and push out)
Crane: Lift! (cup one hand like a hook and swing up)
Cement mixer: Pour! (roll hands around each other like a mixer)
Paver: Spread! (do spreading motion with hands)
Steam roller: Flatten! (do flattening motion with hands)

Here are trucks that help us build
Construction trucks, work!

trucks coloring page

Courtesy of https://www.coloring.ws/trucks.htm

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