What Do Firefighters Do?
Most little boys love fire engines and fire trucks and fire fighters. And usually little girls are awed by them too. Who wouldn't be? They're big and read and loud and they help keep us safe!
Teach kids about those fire trucks and the firefighters who use them with these fun crafts. Several of the crafts and activities focus on fire safety.
Teach kids about the importance of fire safety using the information in the links below. Then download this Junior Fire Marshal Certificate courtesy of USFA FEMA to reward their hard work learning about how to respect fire.
Teach Fire Safety
Teach children about
fire and heat in your daily life.
Show them that you must use pot holders to handle hot pans on the stove or in the oven.
When you cook, discuss safety with them and let your child get the pot holders for you.
Do you have a little one to share these crafts with?
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Fighting Fires -- Crafts for Preschoolers - Start teaching fire safety to young children
Check out these links to make some fun firefighter crafts like these:
~ create a firefighter mural
~ make a fireman hat
~ make firefighter friends
~ make a statue of liberty crown using a visor
~ use an activity sheet to learn about firefighters and more
- Firefighter Mural
This Firefighter Mural is a great craft idea to do with a class or group of children. The perfect Fireman or community helpers craft for preschoolers on up!
- Homemade Fireman Hat
It's easy to be a firefighter with this Homemade Fireman Hat. This fireman crafts for kids is easy to make with simple supplies and our printable badges!
Fireman toilet paper roll craft.
- Tippytoe Crafts: Five Little Firefighters
Today we talked about the important role of firefighters. Our craft project was based on a poem called "Five Little Firefighters."
- Firefighter's Hat
Made from a visor, our statue of liberty crown stays secure and fits comfortably on your child's head.
- Fire Fighter Friends - makingfriends.com
Make fire fighter friends.
- Kids Firetruck Foldup Activity Sheet -- USFA Publications
National Fire Academy - Kids Firetruck Foldup Activity Sheet. Download the PDF and make a firetruck.
- Emergency Workers
Emergency workers are brave and dedicated. Create a tribute statue to these daily heroes and heroines.
Firefighter Toys for Preschoolers
Little boys (and girls!) love pretending to be a fireman! Their very own fire truck and fireman hat or outfit will help playtime come alive!
Teach kids about fire safety with these fun activities.
- Information about Fire Safety -- USFA for Kids: Parents and Teacher Resources: Discussion Points
Use the following fire safety and prevention information to lead discussions. Control Kids' Access to Fire Keep all matches and lighters out of the hands of children. If possible, keep these sources of fire in locked drawers. Consider buying only "c
- Coloring Book -- USFA for Kids: Parents and Teacher Resources: Downloadable Graphics
Download a PDF coloring book and print the pages to teach kids about fire safety around the house.
- USFA Sesame Street Fire Safety Station Curriculum
This activity book and the accompanying CD of songs and stories helps educators reach preschoolers with simple, memorable fire safety messages. Both have been created with the resources and expert guidance of the USFA and Sesame Workshop™.
- 10 Rules of Fire Safety
10 Fire Safety Rules 1.) Don't play with matches and lighters. If you see matches or a lighter where you can reach them, don't touch them. Go tell a grown up right away.
- Fireman Coloring Pages Free Printable Download | Coloring Pages Hub
Coloring Pages Hub -- Fireman Coloring Pages Free Printable Download Are you looking to kill your time or become a better artist? Then its time you should try out Fireman Coloring Pages.
Teach Fire Safety - Books, Stickers, and Badges
Fire safety is important for everyone. Teach young children about being responsible with fire with these books. Reward good behavior with a fire marshal badge or sticker!
Make Five Little Firemen
Using Your Hands
This easy craft is perfect for all ages.
~ Start with a sheet of paper and red craft paint.
~ Pour the red paint on a paper plate so the kids can place their hands (palm side down) in the paint.
~ Next, they carefully stamp the paper with their hand to make a palm print. Add little hands near the top of the fingers with red paint.
~ Let the paint dry.
~ In the meantime, cut out little firemen hats from red or yellow construction paper. You'll need five for each palm print.
~ When the paint is dry, glue the hats to the top of each finger tip. Draw a face on each person (finger) with a black fine tip marker.
~ Use the marker to draw a fire hose reaching from the pinky fireman to the thumb. Connect the hose at each fireman's hands. Add a nozzle at the end.
~ Use a blue marker or crayon to draw water spraying out of the hose.
Fire Fighter Coloring Books - Learn About Fireman
Fire fighter coloring books show all the things a fireman does in his job: preparing the fire engine and keeping it supplied, driving to fires, handing emergencies (not just fires), and of course, putting out fires. Teach safety and fire prevention with these hands-on coloring books.
Firefighter Games and Puzzles - for older children
These fun fire-related activities will keep older kids occupied and learning more about heat and fire.
- Fire Safety Word Searsh
Word Search Instructions: To play, click on New Game, then drag your mouse over the grid to select a word. Once found, words will remain circled. Words can be spelled forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.
- Fire FIghter Activity Theme
ChildFun - where play and learning go hand in hand. This Web site has a complete fire fighter theme with activities ranging from coloring pages to songs to sing about fire and firefighters and more!
When you change or test the batteries in your smoke alarms, ask the child to help you.
Firefighter Costumes - to make and wear
- Firefighter Hero Costume Craft: Halloween Crafts for Kids & Homemade Costumes - Kaboose.com
Your community will immediately feel safe when they see the newest member of the fire department on Halloween night! This easy-to-make costume uses a black sweat suit and colored duct tape. You'll have a great time making it!
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