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Police Crafts for Kids
How the Police Work -- Learn through Crafts
When we teach children about the police in a positive, friendly manner everyone wins! Use these police crafts for kids to help get your message across. Children will learn to respect police officers and know that the police are their friends from a young age.
Children are usually exposed to police officers in television shows and videos in a positive manner. Continue that exposure with a few fun crafts and activities that show that the police are helpful and work to keep us safe.
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Make Fingerprint Drawings -- Fun Police Crafts for Kids
Teach Kids About Taking Fingerprints with These Craft Ideas
All fingerprints are unique. Every person's fingerprints are special and different from everyone else's fingerprints. Check out the Fingerprints, Victoria Police information to read more about this to teach children about how the police use fingerprints for identifying people.
Teach kids about the types of fingerprint designs by letting them take their own fingerprints then make a drawing from the prints. For this police craft, you'll need:
- ink stamp pad (be sure to use a stamp pad safe for kids' skin; see the links below)
- other supplies like markers or crayons
- wipes to clean the fingertips
Let each child stamp their fingerprints and thumbprints on a piece of paper. Then ask them what they see. At first they will look at the individual prints with the loops and whorls.
Then let them create something from the prints. Ideas include using the fingerprints as flowers and adding stems and leaves, and drawing the rest of an animal with the fingerprint as the animal's head or body.
Photo Credit: Fingerprints, Victoria Police
Craft Supplies for Fingerprint Art - A fun hands-on craft using little fingers!
Taking fingerprints is a fun activity. Explain that everyone has unique fingerprints and that helps the police find people. Then take your own fingerprint and show the kids the swirls and lines then take their fingerprints.
Make it fun. Use the kids' fingerprints as a starting point for a fun one-of-a-kind work of art!
Law Enforcement Printables - Coloring Pages, Word Searches, Codes
Let kids explore the world of law enforcement with these coloring pages, code puzzles, and word find pages. They'll learn new skills as they learn what the CIA and police do, as well as other crime prevention information.
- CIA Coloring Book -- Central Intelligence Agency
Welcome to Ava's Adventures, CIA's online coloring book.
- Word Find Basic / Beginning Level; Central Intelligence Agency
Word Find Basic 1 (Print Version). Find words like America, integrity, global, agency, spies, and more.
- Word Find Intermediate Level; Central Intelligence Agency
Word Find Intermediate 1 (Print Version). Find CIA related words like covert, secrets, recruit, clandestine.
- Word Find Advanced Word Search; Central Intelligence Agency
Word Find Advanced 3 (Print Version). Find 16 words in this word search puzzle.
- Break the Code; Central Intelligence Agency
Codes have been used throughout history whenever people wanted to keep messages private. In American history, George Washington sent coded messages to his agents, and the Culper Spy ring used codes to communicate with each other. This link contains 6
- Crime Prevention Coloring Book | San Diego Police Department
City of San Diego Police Department offers several police related / crime prevention coloring pages to print.
Kids Love to Be Detectives - Let your child explore and think to solve these problems
Get kids thinking with these detective stories and activities.
Hands On Police Crafts for Kids - Fingerprints, 911, Handcuffs, Police Officer Friends, and More
- Victoria Police - Fingerprints
Information on how Victoria Police uses fingerprints to solve crime. Use the fingerprints shown so kids can study them and...
- Telephone Craft | Learn Emergency 911 | Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Telephone craft lesson plan printable activities to learn telephone number and emergency 911 suitable for preschool and kindergarten.
- Policeman Craft for Kids
Free printable template and instructions for a police person toilet paper roll craft suitable for preschool, kindergarten and grade school children to make.
- Police Officer Paper Doll Craft
Free printable templates and instructions for a police officer cut and paste paper craft.
- Children's Craft Ideas for Handcuffs | eHow.com
Children's Craft Ideas for Handcuffs. No childhood game of cops and robbers is complete without a set of play handcuffs, but the real deal can get kids into some tricky situations, especially if the key goes missing. Instead of investing in a potenti
- Police Officer Crafts for Kids | eHow.com
Police Officer Crafts for Kids. Police officers are a vital part of any community. They patrol neighborhoods, investigate crimes and take criminals off the streets. Young children may not understand the role a police officer plays in their own daily
- Police Officer Friends - makingfriends.com
Make police officer friends.
- Concentration Game - Easy; Central Intelligence Agency
Print out the page (twice) to play Concentration (also called Memory). The CIA's official dogs with names are shown. Kids match them up to win!
- Police Officer Crafts | Community Helper Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Police officer crafts and community helper lesson plan printable activities about crime prevention suitable for Earth Day and Arbor Day for preschool and Kindergarten.
- Crack of Dawn Crafts: Police Birthday Party
Can I have a police party, Mama? Sure son! Oh um, now what? What can we do for police-themed games that are non-violent and fabulous for 6 and 4 year olds?
- Emergency Workers
Emergency workers are brave and dedicated. Create a tribute statue to these daily heroes and heroines.
- Policeman Craft for Kids
free printable template and instructions for a police person toilet paper roll craft suitable for preschool, kindergarten and grade school children to make.
Draw a Police Car
Say Thank You
National Tell a Police Officer
"Thank You" Day
Police Crafts for Kids to Wear
- Policeman's Cap
Make a cap like a police officer might wear with easy supplies: a visor, craft foam, and glue.
Word Games - Teach Kids About the FBI and the First Amendment
- FBI Kids Games
Find 12 words related to policing in this online word search.
- Learn the First Amendment | Worksheet | Education.com
This second grade social studies worksheet will give your child a head start on the Bill of Rights starting with the First Amendment and easy reading practice.
Police Gear for Kids
Police Information to Pass Along to Kids - Links with safety tips from police departments and a look at what it's like to be a police officer.
- Child Safety - Safety and Prevention - The Seattle Police Department
Child Safety and Prevention information.
- Safety Theme Preschool Activities and Crafts
Safety theme preschool printable activities, crafts, lesson plans, coloring pages suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten.
Police Activities and Worksheets for Kids - Coloring Pages, Puzzles, Activity Cards
- Police Coloring Pages
Police coloring pages: police badge, walkie talkie, police officers, and more.
- Crime Prevention Coloring Book | San Diego Police Department
City of San Diego Police Department coloring book to teach kids about police officers, crime, and safety.
- Police Learning Printables
An early learning printables pack for children that contains games and activities to use when learning about police officers. Includes: vocabulary cards, puzzles, counting activities, beginning sounds and more.
- FBI Kids
This FBI Web site has two areas for two age levels. For Kindergarten - 5th Grade: About the FBI, Safety Tips, About Our Dogs, and Play Our Games. For Middle School - High School: History of the FBI, A Day in the Live, How We Investigate, FBI Adventur
- CryptoKids -- America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers
National Security Agency Kids Page -- Word and number puzzles.
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective - Encyclopedia Brown helps kids think logically. His dad is chief of police.
Books About Police Officers
39 Clues - Get a Clue to Find the Secret
39 Clues in a new book series with 10 books, 350 trading cards, and an online game.
Fun While Learning
Five Senses Worksheets
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Brain Teasers for Kids
Brain teasers for kids offer hours of fun, whether you're a kid or not. While kids work on brain teasers they are also learning things like logic, rational
Since most kids love animals, use these fun critters to your advantage. Animal worksheets with images of animals and names of animals make learning fun.
Dot to Dot Worksheets
Dot to dot worksheets are fun for kids of all ages. Using easy dot to dot sheets is a great way to reinforce numbers and counting for young children.
Printable Sewing Cards
With these printable sewing cards, also called lacing cards or lace-up cards, your little ones can sew too. You know how kids are: monkey see, monkey do.
Coloring Pages of Dresses
Playing dress up is often a young girl's first introduction to fashion. Take it a step further, and print some fashion coloring pages and color.
Cut Out Paper Dolls
Children love using their imaginations, and pretend play with cut out paper dolls gives them the chance to make up their own stories using paper dolls.
Spot the Differences
We've all seen those find the differences worksheets where two pictures are shown. One has things removed or added, and the trick is to spot the differences....
Food Coloring Pages -- Healthy Eating
These food coloring pages will help children learn about healthy eating while having fun. With the new food plate that emphasizes healthy eating...
Pet Coloring Pages -- Printable Worksheets
When you need a fun activity for you and Rover (or for the kids), check out these printable pet coloring pages.
Plant worksheets are a great way to teach children about the life cycle of plants and more.
Farmer Coloring Pages
Children love animals, especially farm animals. Farmer coloring pages depict farm life similar to stories and picture books that appeal to kids.
Printable Word Searches
Printable word searches can be used for fun or as educational aids. Word search puzzles are great to reinforce spelling of words that children are learning, ...
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