It is fire safety week. Since both my boys love all things firefighter it was a perfect time to get out a few of our firemen books and read them. We also did a few activity sheets and an easy fire craft. Even though they are still at a young age I talked about fire safety a little. We went over: stop, drop, and roll if you catch fire, what number to call if there is a fire, and what to do if the house ever caught fire. My youngest may not have picked up on what I was saying but my oldest did. Big brother had fun showing little brother how to stop, drop, and roll. Even for young kids taking the time to get in a habit to go over fire safety could make a big difference in a emergency.
I had hoped to put something together for this week some time ago and make it a little more exciting. However, I had to tell myself that simple is good. And for my boys this was just enough for their age and they had fun. I was happy that we took the time to set up a family plan in case of a fire. We hope you too may be able to have some simple learning and fun with these activities and craft.
Sources for worksheets and craft:
Number trace hat
fire safety craft
For the easy fire craft
You can print the template from above link or make your own. The link said to let the kids paint the flames but I chose to let them use markers. Both can be messy but for me the clean up of the markers took less time then the paint would have. My oldest actually did pretty good and didn't get marker all over. My youngest did color his highchair a little and his hands,lol. This did wipe off the chair with ease and his hands came clean enough for me. I then cut out my toddlers flames and let him help me glue it to black construction paper. He was very excited to show daddy what he made when he came home. Big brother chose not to cut his flames out and glue them to paper. He was also excited to give his picture to daddy when he got home from work. With my young kids easy crafts work best for us most days so this was perfect.
Here's a link with a little info on fire safety week.
Book descriptions are from authors via amazon.
5 Firefighter Books we love:
It’s the formula for success for preschoolers—Curious George and fire trucks! Curious George and the Firefighters is a story based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. Firefighters are a famously brave lot, but can they withstand a visit from one curious monkey?
For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and more!
Fisher Price Little People To the Rescue! (Boardbooks - Board Book)
Originally published as Sam’s Speedy Truck, this best-selling multi-layered board book has been brought back with all-new art and story updates perfect for today’s toddler.
Ring! Ring! The fire bell sounds and Firefighter George jumps into his speedy fire truck to find the fire and put it out. Chunky pages form a busy, multi-layered scene of a firehouse and neighborhood. Sure to become an instant toddler favorite.
Little Critter: Going to the Firehouse (My First I Can Read)
Whoosh! goes the water hose. Ooo! Eee! Ooo! goes the siren. Ding! Ding! goes the fire alarm.
Little Critter and his classmates are taking a trip to the firehouse! Little Critter puts on his boots and jacket—now he's ready to help Fireman Joe. After checking the hose and ladder, Little Critter is ready for a fireman's helmet of his own. Join Little Critter as he learns to stop, drop, and roll with Fireman Joe!
This sweet, simple story is perfect for emergent readers ready to climb their own ladder.
Richard Scarry's A Day at the Fire Station (Pictureback(R))
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Drippy and Sticky have come to paint the Busytown Fire Station. But with the brave firefighters rushing in and out, there are quite a few wet paint mishaps
. Fire Truck to the Rescue! (LEGO City, Scholastic Reader: Level 1)
There's a fire in LEGO City. The fire-fighters are in their fire truck and on their way. With their tall ladder and the very best equipment they'll save the day!
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