We started our camping unit today. I brought in a little tent for the dramatic play area. The kids can go fishing and roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories around the fire! I will show you that tomorrow. Today we used our handprints to make a little campfire. The kids started by tearing brown construction paper into strips. Then they glued them to the bottom of white paper. (I would have loved to do this on black paper to make a night-time fire, but the paint wouldn't have shown up.)…
Fire Safety Magnet Craft
Don't Hide, Go Outside! This is such an important message to remind toddlers who are prone to hide in scary situations. Make it a constant reminder with a fun refrigerator magnet constructed from tissue paper, cardstock, a sticky-backed magnet, and glue. Once complete, this magnet will serve as a reminder for every child in your house. This is a great craft for story hour or a fire safety unit!
Fire Truck Party Decor
We recently celebrated my little firefighter’s 3rd birthday. He picked a fire truck theme, so I had a ton of fun whipping up some projects/décor to transform our home into a fire station. Here are a few of the details... I made two of these for some fun yard games. (tutorial here) Materials: recycled cardboard, fire helmets & acrylic paint I LOVE using cardboard as a canvas. It's free(YAY!), lightweight and you can get super creative with it. In case you missed it, I have a cardboard valance…
3 Fire Safety Activities for Kids
Whether you are in the classroom or at home, talk about fire safety with your kids! Use these three fun activities to talk about what to do in case of a fire and the helpers that respond to an emergency.
Preschool Corner ~ Firefighters and Safety
This is our first week participating in Preschool Corner. Aiden is almost 3 1/2 so I decided it was time for him to graduate from Tot Sch...
Firetruck fun in preschool!
How your students can learn about fire safety in a memorable and meaningful way! You can't celebrate fire safety week in preschool without spending time exploring firetrucks! My preschoolers absolutely love firetrucks and so this post is dedicated to our fun with firetrucks throughout the week... Our Firetruck Book Let's
Fire Safety Sensory Tasks · Mrs. P's Specialties
We have been have TONS of fun with fire safety sensory and motor activities!!! We have practiced “Get low & GO!” by crawling under a cloud of smoke (AKA a fleece blanket.) We also took turns being the firefighter who had to shoot out the flames at the water table. We used THESE CARDS to work on ... Read More about Fire Safety Sensory Tasks
DIY Firetruck Halloween Costume #pbkHalloween - Plain Vanilla Mom
Halloween is absolutely one of my most favorite times of the year. Maybe because it’s fall. Maybe because there are pumpkins. Maybe because I like helping my kids think up costumes. It’s always a bonus when there’s at least a little homemade something happening there. Whatever it is… it is. I was thrilled when I …
Boy Mama: A Firefighter Birthday Party
This was the first “real” birthday party I’d given for my boys. Until now, we would do dinner at home and cake with a few relatives for the boys’ birthdays. But, my son wa…