F is for Fire Safety

Fire Safety is so important for the kiddos to learn about.  It was also so much fun to learn.  It's been one of their favorite themes so far!  Here's a look at our letter F and Fire Safety activities that we did in our class.

This is our lowercase f craft.  f is for flamingo.  We used hot pink paint to make handprint feathers.

Our uppercase F craft was F is for Frog.  We made the tongue out of red yarn and this was the most challenging (but great fine motor practice) for the kiddos.  I made a squiggle line of glue and they had to follow my line to lay the yarn on top.


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A very colorful interpretation of a Firefighter hat! 

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This is ABC uppercase and lowercase letter matching with the uppercase firefighters putting out the lowercase letter fires.  The kiddos liked this activity because they were "putting out fires" each time they made a match!

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Roll and graph activities are one of my students' favorite activities, so we do them pretty frequently.  I like to do them during our circle time.  I like to use it to not only teach math skills, but also to teach sharing and turn-taking skills.  You could also do this in a small group setting.


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This is our positional words fire truck.  You can use it one of two ways:  You move the hose into different places and have the students identify it's position (under, over, next to, behind, etc.) or you tell them the positional directions and they have to correctly place the hose.  Tricky concept for the little learners, but I feel that this activity really helped them grasp it a little better.  Of course, we'll also do more practice throughout the year!
 

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Another activity that we did was patterning.  To teach patterning to my little learners, I usually say the pattern in a different tone of voice for each part of the pattern and they join with me in saying it.  I have found that that helps them understand and predict the next sequence in the pattern a little better.  I have a bears patterning freebie you can grab in my letter B post.

If you've followed my blog, or read any of my posts, you'll know that I LOVE to do poetry each week.  This week was a cute firefighter poem with a handprint that turned into firefighters doing their job!  (Stay tuned to my blog for a complete poetry post....coming soon!)

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Here's one of my cuties making her shape fire truck.

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Here's the finished product!  I think she did a great job!
 
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If you like the activities shown here, you can get your copy of the Fire Safety Unit by clicking any of the pictures.  It will take you to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store, The Teaching Zoo!
 
Have a great day!
 
Love,
Kristin