Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site!

Monday, March 4, 2013
We were in the Construction Zone in PreK last week. I wanted to share a great story activity that was a hit with my 3-5 year olds. I did this activity with PreK and  kindergarten students.
During whole group, we read the story Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Litchenheld. This book is great for teaching kids about the trucks you see on the construction site (dump truck, excavator, crane truck, etc).

In small group, we did a following directions with numbers activity that I found here. This activity pack is filled with great construction themed activities for PreK and kindergarten students. 
Here is the activity that we did:
 I had each student take a turn choosing a number from the pile. The student then had to put that number of "rocks" in the dump truck. You could also throw in some prepositions by having the child put 3 rocks under the truck, in front of the truck, behind the truck, etc. 

There are a ton of other great activities in this construction themed packet. Below are some screen shots of a few of the other activities included. 
This is a matching game that teaches construction vocabulary.
You can also use this for teaching same/ different concept. 
This is a page from en emergent reader color book. Great for vocabulary and following directions!

Each year I have found it hard to find books and units that fit the construction week theme. I will definitely be using this in the years to come! 

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