FIRE TRUCK COLLAGE PICTURE:
Materials: Coloured paper (red, white, yellow, and black), markers or crayons, glue stick, child safe scissors, damp cloth for sticky fingers.
Step 1: Help your child cut out one large red rectangle, one large red square, two black circles, one thin white rectangle (the length of the red rectangle), one white square, one small yellow square (see photograph on the right if you need help on the size of each shape).
Step 2: Have your child pick a colour of paper for the background.
Step 3: Help your child glue the red rectangle and square side by side to make the body of the fire engine.
Step 4: Glue the two black circles as tires on the truck.
Step 5: Glue the white square as a window for the driver.
Step 6: Glue the yellow square on top as the siren.
Step 7: Display or glue into your Family Theme Day Scrapbook.
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Try some of these Fire Fighter inspired crafts to enhance your review of fire safety as a family!
FIRE FIGHTER STICKER COLLAGE:
Materials: Coloured paper, stickers of various fire fighting pictures, markers and crayons (optional).
Step 1: Give your child the stickers and paper and have him/her either make a scene or a collage with them.
Step 2 (Optional): See if your child wants to embellish the picture with markers or crayons by drawing a setting or additional details.
PAPER TOWEL ROLL
Materials: paper towel roll, yarn, coloured paper and white paper, markers or crayons, child-safe scissors
Step 2: Have your child draw a fire man on the white paper and colour it with markers or crayons. You can use stickers to embellish the picture (to give the paper fire fighter a hat for instance).
Step 2: Help your child cut the paper fire fighter out.
Step 3: (Parent Step) Cut two slits in the middle of the paper fire fighter (for the yarn to be threaded through).
Step 4: Thread yarn through the paper towel roll and loop around to thread through the two slits in the paper fire fighter.
Step 5: Tie the yarn into a knot, keeping the yarn close to the paper towel (not loose).
Step 6: Show your child how to move the paper fire fighter down the paper towel (along the yarn) as if sliding down a fire fighter’s pole at a fire station.
Materials: Coloured paper (white and black and other colours of choice), markers or crayons, glue stick, a pencil with an eraser on the end, ink pad or black paint, child safe scissors, damp cloth for sticky and messy fingers.
Step 1: Help your child cut out one large white oval, one large white circle, one small white oval and a black oval the same size, four smaller white circles (for the dog’s legs), (see photograph on the right if you need help on the size of each shape).
Step 2: Have your child pick a colour of paper for the background. Have your child glue the large white oval and circle together to form the body and head of the Dalmatian dog.
Step 3: Have your child glue the four circle legs onto the dog and then glue the two ovals (white and black) as the dog’s ears.
Step 4: Have your child draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the dog with a marker or crayon.
Step 5: Show your child how to press the pencil eraser onto the ink pad and then press it on the Dalmatian picture to make dots on the dog. Let your child make as many dots as he/she wants. If you don’t have an ink pad you can use black paint.
Step 6: Display or glue into your Family Theme Day Scrapbook.
Learn about the parts of a fire truck with this video: Let's Build a Fire Engine:
NOTE: Talk to your children about the emergency number in your area: 911 in North America. Discuss when it is the right time to use.
Materials: large foam umber stickers, coloured paper, (optional) other stickers.
Instructions: Have your child stick the 9-1-1 stickers to the paper and decorate with other stickers or markers. Place near the phone.