Can I just say that my preschooler is super cute when it comes to saying “firefighter”?! She is so careful to enunciate each section, but can’t pronounce the letter “f” yet, so it sounds something like “pie pite”. I love it! I’m beyond thrilled that we have moved from less than 10 words 1 1/2 years ago, to a budding conversationalist who doesn’t stop making noise from 6am-9pm. She was crazy in love with this firefighter play dough set and it gave her lots of opportunities to say “firefighter”!
Materials needed for the Firefighter Play Dough Set:
Laminating pouches & laminator
To Prep: Print, laminate and cut out the figures. It’s really that simple!
I love creating and using activities that don’t require a lot of supplies or preparation time. I mean, really, who has time to spend an hour creating an activity that is going to be used only for a few minutes at a time?
I don’t have that kind of time.
Preschool should be easy.
This week with the #TeachECE team, we are learning about “My Community” or “My Neighborhood”. It’s an awesome theme for preschoolers who are starting to realize that there is life outside of their home.
Shiloh loves to see the firetrucks go by and even got the chance to meet a real firefighter who happened to be on break at Target a couple weeks ago. The big red trucks are memorable for her, so she was thrilled to find one in her new play dough set today.
We stuck small balls of play dough to the back of the flames and stuck them to the house. This would be an excellent opportunity to talk to kids about what they should do in case of a fire.
Play can break down barriers and help kids not to be afraid when talking about serious topics. A sensitive child might feel anxious when talking about fire, having her help as a firefighter might help to ease those worries.
Check out all the other great activities from the #TeachECE team!
7 Ways to Grow a Reader on a Neighborhood Walk from Growing Book by Book
Community Helpers Bingo Alphabet Activity by Mom Inspired Life
Word Family Houses from Rainy Day Mum
The Big Orange Splot Art Activity by Capri +3
Community Helpers Theme for Preschool: Bubbly Fires Science Activity! from The Preschool Toolbox
My Neighbourhood Preschool Math Color Sorting by Learning 2 Walk
Shapes in Our Neighborhood Book from Munchkins and Moms
Fireman Playdough Printable by Life Over C’s
Kid Made Neighborhood Blocks from Still Playing School
My Neighborhood Community Helpers Guess Who by Tiny Tots Adventures