We've been having all kinds of Fire and Rescue fun in the Preschool Learning Corner!! This has been fairly impromptu as Seamus loves ALL kinds of Trucks, but he wanted to read more about Fire Trucks and Rescue Vehicles so we have gathered a nice list together and are doing some Fire and Rescue type activities!! Come join us in the fun, here's what we've done:
The Little Fire Engine, by Lois Lenski
Policeman Small, by Lois Lenski
Five Little Firemen, by Margaret Wise Brown
The Fire Cat, by Esther Averill
My First Truck Board Book, DK Publishing
I Love Trucks, by Philemon Sturges
My Big Machine Book, Funfax (DK Publishing)
Go, Go Trucks, by Price Stearn Sloan
Science and Social Studies:
Seamus colored and cut out pieces of red and black construction paper to make his own fire truck and glued it on to a construction paper road zooming to a fire!
We'll be making flame and fire blow painting pictures next week and we've been having daily fire drills and learning how to Stop, Drop and Roll! We're loving the music from Lois Lenski's Songs of Mr. Small, especially the Fireman Small ones!
We picked out a great pattern at JoAnn fabrics today for a timely Firefighter's Costume for Seamus! He cant wait for that red vinyl coat and faux boots!! We'll practice getting into Firefighter clothing with a stop watch, that should be fun as well as entertaining! I'm pretty sure the big kids will want to get in on that :)
And last but not least, we'll have a visit to our neighborhood Fire Dept. for a little tour and talk with the Fire Persons available, that will be very exciting I'm sure!
Thanks for visiting the Preschool Learning Corner and our Fire and Rescue Fun!