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Tool Time Song
Grade Level(s): Preschool
By: Paula Diekhoff, Preschool Teacher

Have a handyman demonstrate real tools to the children, then sing a song about tools to the tune of the Wheels on the Bus.


  • Tools -- real or play


If you are using a workbench, tools and hard hats in your dramatic play area, why not invite a handyman to bring real tools to demonstrate to the class?

Then, you can ask the children to help you make up a song about tool sounds, using "Wheels On the Bus" as the tune.

(tune: "Wheels On the Bus")

Some suggested ideas for tool sounds:
  • The hammer in the shop goes "bang, bang, bang!"
  • The drill in the shop goes "br-r-r, br-r-r, br-r-r".
  • The saw in the shop goes "buzz, buzz, buzz".
  • The sock-et wrench goes "click, click, click".
  • The router in the shop goes "whir, whir, whir".
  • The measuring tape goes "snap, snap, snap".


Boys were really interested in the tool demonstration. Hearing the sounds of real tools helped us describe tools in action.


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