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”!

This firefighter play dough set is the most adorable thing that I have seen for play dough! It's a free printable, so don't miss out!

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Materials for the Fire Fighter Play Dough Set

  • Paper
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Scissors

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 have a paper mâché house that is destined for another project, that just happened to be perfect for playing with the firefighter play dough set. 

This firefighter play dough set is the most adorable thing that I have seen for play dough! It's a free printable, so don't miss out!

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.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. Just wanted to say thank you for this set. I recently used it with my preschool class to help them process the devastating fire our community just experienced here in California. It was a big hit with the kids and I will use it in future years during our community workers theme.

  2. I love the idea of adding laminated characters to play dough – so much room for imagination! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!

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