Community Helpers Theme: Hooray for Heroes

A story time about people in our community that we depend on:

Community Helpers Storytime

Picture Books:Bark, George by Jules Feiffer,  Fire Fighter PiggyWiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox, Fire Engine Man by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha, My Fire Engine by Michael Rex, Flashing Engines by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker, Whose Vehicle is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper, This Is the Firefighter by Laura Godwin, Police Officers on Patrol by Kersten Hamilton, The Police Cloud by Christoph Niemann

Fingerplays:

I am a Policeman

Sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot.”

I am a policeman with my star.

I help people near and far.

If you have a problem call on me.

And I will be there 1, 2, 3!

Hurry, Hurry Fire Truck

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck. Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck. Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck. (Hands pretend to steer while children run around)

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)

Hurry, hurry, turn the corner. Hurry, hurry, turn the corner. Hurry, hurry, turn the corner. (Lean right, left, right)

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)

Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder. Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder. Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder. (Climb hand over hand)

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)

Hurry, hurry, spray the fire. Hurry, hurry, spray the fire. Hurry, hurry, spray the fire. (Pretend to spray)

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding! (Ring bell)

Slowly, slowly, to the station. Slowly, slowly, to the station. Slowly, slowly, to the station. (Drive slow motion)

Glad our work is done! (Lay down pretend to sleep)

Music:

“Beanie Bag Dance” by Greg & Steve (Kids in Action CD).

“Hands are for Clapping” by Jim Gill available (Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious  Tunes CD).

Craft: Superhero Head band and Cuffs (Promoting our SRC 2009 theme)

Head Band: Two strips of construction paper (2 inches wide x 18 inches long).  Fit these around child’s head and use a stapler to connect pieces to form headband. Use large die cut star for the center of the head band or draw a star. Decorate using crayons, markers and stickers.

Cuffs: Two strips of construction paper (3 inches wide x 12 inches long). Fit these around child’s wrist. Connect ends, after measuring wrists, by using a whole puncher and metal brads. Place a die cut (or hand-made) star on each wrist band. Decorate using crayons, markers and stickers.

All books and compact discs can be found using our catalog at

www.alpl.org

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