Firefighter Visit Invite a firefighter to come and talk with your children. Most fire dept. already have a program set up for this. They may bring a fire truck and talk about fire safety.
Ladder Fun Lie a ladder flat on the floor. As you hold the ladder have one child at a time walk between the rungs without touching the ladder. Then had them try walking on the rungs.
Ladder Bean Bags Tip a ladder on its side and have the children throw bean bags through the rung holes.
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Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!
Hurry, hurry, squirt the water Hurry, hurry, squirt the water Hurry, hurry, squirt the water Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!
Fire Paintings You will need: watered down non-toxic paint, paper, pipettes and straws. Supply each child with a straw and a piece of paper. Allow the children to use the pipette (or medicine dropper NOT GLASS) to place a small amount of paint onto a piece of paper. They may use as many colors as they wish. Then, have them use the straw to blow the paint around their picture.
Fire Truck Sponge Painting You can find already shaped sponges at most art and craft stores or you can make your own. Obtain sponges shaped as fire trucks. Have your child dip the sponges into paint and press on a piece of paper to create an fire truck scene.
Red and Yellow Shaving Cream Art Add a few drops of red or yellow paint to shaving cream. Have the children use this to paint with. Not mixing the paint in will give it a special look.
Firefighter Hats Make hats from newsprint or butcher paper. An easy way to do this is to place the paper on the child's head, then place a piece of masking tape around the child's head, like a headband, on the paper. Then crumple the sides up. Have the children paint their hats red.
Fire Trucks Supply the children with a picture of a fire truck to color or paint red.
Fire Truck Stickers Supply the children with fire truck stickers to place on a piece of paper.
Pretend to Squirt a Hose Spray Art Fill a spray bottle 3/4 full with water. Place a small amount of paint (powdered or liquid) into the water. If you use too much or do not shake well the paint will clog up the spray bottle. Do this for at least three different bottles, with three different colors. Then place a large piece of paper on the floor, on an easel, on a wall or fence outside. Then have the children spray the colored water on the paper. Allow the paper to dry.
Stop, Drop and Roll Have the children stop, drop and roll.
Fire Truck Rubbings Cut fire truck shapes from paper doilys or sandpaper. Tape these fire truck shapes to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the fire trucks and rub a crayon over the fire truck.
Firefighter Play Supply the children with big boots, over sized jackets and firefighter hats so they can pretend to be firefighters.
Fire Truck Make a fire truck from a cardboard box. Paint it red and draw on some lights or a ladder.
Fire Drill Even though you are expected to do fire drills on a regular basis. Have your class do a fire drill during the theme.
Smoke Crawl Explain to the children that if there is a lot of smoke that they should crawl instead of walk. Have the children practice crawling.
Lacing Cards Cut colored poster board into a an fire truck shape and punch holes around the edges. Then let your child lace yarn or a shoestring into the cards.
Firefighter May I? Played just like Mother May I? The child and parent stand at opposite sides of a room. The child asks if he/she may: take so may step forward. i.e. "Mother may I Please take three baby steps forward?" the answer would be either, "Yes you may," or "No, you may not." The child wins when they reach you. Encourage the use of descriptive words, such as little, big, huge, tiny, and giant. You can also play this with a group of children. The winner would be the one who reaches you first.
Firefighter Says: Played just like "Simon Say" except the teacher says "Firefighter Says." With younger children, do not make children sit out... just say "Firefighter didn't say."
Smoke, Smoke, FIRE!!! Played like "Duck, Duck, Goose" except the children will go around the circle, and say "smoke, smoke, Fire."
Fire Truck Hop Cut out large fire truck shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor and ask the children to hop from one fire truck to another. These may also be used at seat markers for group time.
Fire Truck Stomp Cut out fire truck shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor. It is best for younger children to have more fire trucks than children. Play music and have the children stomp around the room. When the music stops, each child needs to find a fire truck to stand on. You may play this a variety of different ways: Only once child per fire truck, take one fire truck and one player away each time. (not recommended) More fire trucks than children, take away no fire trucks or children. This is great for the younger ones. One fire truck per child to begin, take away one fire truck each time, but children may share fire truck, until all children are on one fire truck at the end.
Fire Truck Graph Most fire trucks are red, but some are yellow. Make a graph of the children's favorite color fire truck.
I Know My Name, Address and Phone Number Bulletin Board Work with the older children to memorize their full name, address and phone number. Once the children have mastered a task their name will go up on the bulletin board under the specific category. I.e I know my name.. list children.
Fire Truck Tire Prints In a pie tin, place 3 to 5 teaspoon sized portions of different colored tempera paint evenly spaced about the area. Supply the children with washable toy fire trucks that have wheels that roll. Have the children dip the wheels in the paint and roll across the paper.
Be a Fire Truck Race Have the child pretend to be a fire truck, and race from point A to B.
Smoke Crawl Race Have the child crawl, and race from point A to B.
Fire Truck Bowling Obtain 10 half gallon milk cartons, or 2 liter bottles. Fill the bottles about 1/8 full with water and seal the lid. Then, decorate the bottles like fire trucks, adding construction shapes. Set the bottles up like they were bowling pins and have the children roll a ball to try to knock them over. If they don't knock over easily, remove some of the water.