Thursday, March 22, 2012

Once Upon A Book ~ Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site {Language & Sensory}

Book Summary: As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! This book has irresistible artwork and sweet, rhyming text.
Language & Sensory
This activity has lots of different variations depending on the level of your tot. For some, it could simply be that they "build" their own name or the alphabet. For others, they might "build" sight words or word families. You know your tot best, adapt this activity appropriately for them.
For this activity you will need:
  • Sensory bin of your choice (We used our rainbow rice because it was too cold to go outside to the sandbox.)
  • Letters of your choice (We used letter tiles, but you could use magnet letters, scrabble letters, foam letters, etc.)
  • Words/Names to spell (These could be mommy-made or use word cards.)
  • Small bulldozer, dump truck, or other construction vehicle

Hide the letters your tot will need to spell the words you have chosen in the sensory bin.

Sensory Box Spelling

Play Time:

Allow your tot to play in the sensory bin. As they find a letter, they can place it on the word cards.

Sensory Box Spelling 2

Eventually, they will "build" a word. In our case, we built the names of family members on a letter tile page I made on the computer.

Sensory Box Spelling 3

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The Bargain Babe said...

I love the ideas you have for the book.  I've not seen this book before but I bet our 2 yr old would L-O-V-E it!  We have got to get it for him!  Thanks for sharing. :)

Sara M. said...

Thank you for the kind words! It is a fun book! My little guy loved this theme!

Msellen said...

I LOVE this idea!  Thank you for being soooooo clever.
Ms. E in CA

Sara M. said...

 You are so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!