I’ve mentioned before how obsessed my son is with cars, trucks, trains…pretty much anything that is a vehicle.
We know the truck section at the library by heart. One of his favorite truck books he checked out this summer is I Am a Backhoe.
Once we had read the book several times, it just seemed natural to act out all the trucks the little boy in the book acted out.
Using our hands we pretended to be backhoes – scooping up dirt and rocks. Then we reached way up high on our tippy-toes and were cranes.
With our hands together and facing out, we pushed “dirt” like bulldozers…and then he spotted his red step-stool and decided to add it to the fun – making it the shovel for the bulldozer, and later it was on his back like a dump truck.
(To make it even more fun I crumpled up some paper “rocks” for us, too!)
I wanted a little craft to go with our book, so we decided to make construction vehicle puppets.
There are several sites where you can find coloring book pictures of cars/trucks. Print out the picture both
facing right and left. (Crayola.com has a few where they are already facing both ways!) Color the pictures and cut them out and then glue them together over a popsicle stick. So simple!(We made a dump truck and a bulldozer, which are in the book, but my Monkey HAD to have the fire truck, too!)
Have a little guy (or girl) who loves trucks as much as mine does? I highly recommend checking out this book!