Saturday, September 10, 2011

Firefighter tot pack

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After Halloween last year, I picked up a firefighter’s costume on clearance.  My boys don’t really play dress-up, but I thought we might enjoy having the costume around.  Alex discovered it a few weeks ago, and he LOVES wearing it while driving his toy fire truck.  We even go on walks with our little firefighter, much to everyone’s amusement! I couldn’t resist making a tot pack on this theme, since it will definitely go over BIG in this house!
{I’m also thinking of a sweet little girl who loves her “Daddy’s Bus”!  Skylar, I hope you can enjoy this pack when you’re a bit bigger!}
I’d love to hear from you if you use this tot pack!  It’s always fun to see other families enjoying these pages.  If you’ve blogged about it, please send me a link! If you’d like to e-mail a picture just for fun, that would make my day!
If you’re having trouble downloading this file (or any of my tot packs), please CLICK HERE.
Graphics used in this tot pack are from MyGrafico, designed by Stockberry Studio.

BOOKS We are using the book Firefighters A – Z by Chris Demarest.  Any fire book would do; we just happen to have this one at home.  It’s a neat rhyming, factual book written by a fire fighter.  We’ll also visit the library to see what fire books we can find!

MORE IDEAS
October 9 – 15, 2011 is Fire Prevention Week this year.  These projects can give you a great starting point for fire-themed learning in your home! 
Isn’t this the dalmation pudding the cutest snack ever?  I can’t wait to make this with my boys!    It’s found at AmeliaLynnFort’s blog page.  There’s also another “recipe” for Dalmation Pudding at Making Learning Fun.
Click the picture below to print the pattern for this cute dalmatian craft! I also saw some dalmatian crafts using your child’s fingerprints to make the spots.  Search Google or Pinterest to find the ideas!
Directions for the next few projects can be found at DLTK Kids.  Click the picture for a direct link to each craft.
 
You can find Fire Safety coloring and activity pages at Apples4TheTeacher.
Sparky.org has online activities and games for kids.
I *LOVE* this marble painting idea from Ceres Childcare.  This site also has other fun fire-themed activities, so be sure to check it out!
This cute footprint fire truck can be found at Sweet and Lovely Crafts. Click on the picture to find more photos & instructions.

Making Learning Fun has color by number fire truck and fireman pictures, and they also have a large collection of printables, snacks, and activities for a fire theme.  Click the picture to go to their website & print these pages.

AlphabetSoup has this neat song, if you think your child is ready to learn 911.  Use a toy phone to practice while singing.  This site also has a variety of songs, fingerplays, and activities related to a fire theme.
9-1-1 song (Sung to the tune of 'This Old Man')
9-1-1, 9-1-1,
Press the buttons, 9-1-1
If you're hurt and scared and you don't know what to do
9-1-1 sends help to you.

You can find Fire Safety Rules at Fire Safety for Kids by clicking below.

11 comments:

Lindsay said...

Great job mama! I am sure Alex is going to love it :-)

Ms.M said...

This is perfect and just in time for Fire Safety month in October. :)

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
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Brooke said...

What fantastic ideas! I will definitely keep them in mind when we get to this theme

sweet & lovely crafts said...

What a great fire truck round up!

Fiona said...

what lovely ideas! Your blog is fab! Now following!

Dawn said...

Thanks, Fiona! :)

Marlynn said...

Ok the egg carton fire truck, adorable!!

Elesha @ 7 Palmetto Lane said...

I'm using your printables next week. They are so cute! Thanks!

Unknown said...

the firefighter tot pack is the BEST ever - my son gobbled it up and asked for more. I love that it has a little of everything - math, letters, tracing, shapes, etc. - so great! Thanks for a wonderful unit.

Dawn said...

Thanks so much ~ your comment made my day! :)

Anna said...

This is just so well done. It's obvious you know about education! And it's beautiful too. I linked to you today:

http://www.themeasuredmom.com/letter-f-math/