“Freight Train”

Here is a story with activities for the younger set. Click here for even more songs and nursery rhymes (pdf).

  1. Watch and listen to “Freight Train” by Donald Crews:


 

  1. ACTION/SONG:  “Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Fire Truck”

    Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
    Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
    Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
    Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

    Additional verses
    Turn the corner
    Climb the ladder
    Get the hose
    Squirt the water
    Back to the station 

Watch here if you don’t know the song.

 

  1. ACTION/SONG: “The Wheels on the Bus”

    The wheels on the bus go round and round
    Round and round
    Round and round
    The wheels on the bus go round and round
    All through the town

    The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
    Swish, swish, swish
    Swish, swish, swish
    The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
    All through the town

    The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep
    Beep, beep, beep
    Beep, beep, beep
    The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep
    All through the town

    The doors on the bus go open and shut
    Open and shut
    Open and shut
    The doors on the bus go open and shut
    All through the town

    The Driver on the bus says “Move on back
    Move on back, move on back”
    The Driver on the bus says “Move on back”
    All through the town

    The babies on the bus say “Wah, wah, wah
    Wah, wah, wah
    Wah, wah, wah”
    The babies on the bus say “Wah, wah, wah”
    All through the town

    The mommies on the bus say “Shush, shush, shush
    Shush, shush, shush
    Shush, shush, shush”
    The mommies on the bus say “Shush, shush, shush”
    All through the town

    Watch here if you don’t know the tune.

  2. BOUNCE TIME:  “Bumpin‘ Up and Down”
    (also known as “Bumping Up and Down in My Little Red Wagon”)

    Bumpin‘ up and down in my little red wagon. (bounce)
    Bumpin‘ up and down in my little red wagon.
    Bumpin‘ up and down in my little red wagon,
    Won’t you be my darlin’?!

    One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken. (lean side to side)
    One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken.
    One wheel’s off and the axle’s broken,
    Won’t you be my darlin’?!

    We’re gonna fix it with our hammer. (pretend to use a hammer)
    We’re gonna fix it with our hammer.
    We’re gonna fix it with our hammer.
    Won’t you be my darlin’?!

 Watch and listen here if you don’t know the tune. 

 

  1. ACTION:  “Green Means Go”

Green means “GO!” Go! Go! Go! (march in place) 
Yellow means “Slow.” Slow… slow… slow. (march in slow motion) 
Red means “STOP!” (stop suddenly) 
Go! Go! Go! (march in place fast!) 
Slow… slow… slow. (move slowly) 
Stop!  

 

  1. For the older kids, click here for a word search/puzzle.

 

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