We practiced our fire safety skills this week with fire safety play and of course used our fire trucks!here). She made a ladder on the floor out of tape, and that got my brain thinking about the alphabet and words! I used the rest of our painters tape and made a "ladder" with 26 (well ran out so almost 25 rungs) in the middle of our living room floor!
Here's the start and finish. On the left, the fire station and on the right, a building on fire!
Here's Liam setting up the alphabet.I loved the way he walked it as he said the ABCs to figure out which letter came next! Some are easier than the others and maybe he really liked all the moving around. It was a rather crooked ladder since I didn't realize how long it would actually be when I started. I used one of the fire trucks as a guide and made each square big enough for the whole truck to drive in when we put out the words!
Liam and I worked together to put out all the fire related words.While I was on the treadmill at the gym that morning, I came up with the idea of firemen ABCs for our fire safety play. Liam knows all his letters, in and out-of-order, but we are having difficulty with the sounds. As I walked along, fast pace incline (haha), I made a list on my phone. I thought of as many words as I could that went along with the basic sounds of each letter! I will include a list at the end. We worked together to make the letter sound as the truck drove along. I told him the truck was filling up with all the words to put out the fire at the end. We looked at the first letter of each word and made the sounds and then I told him the word. A little bit of vocabulary practice is nice too! We finished up with a little quiz for clean up. I made a letter sound and (if needed) said a word for the letter and he would find it and clean it up. Great review in a fun way.
We did some pretend play together with our Playmobil Fire Station Set.Adding the pretend flames to the buildings encouraged more pretend play since he was a boy on a mission to rescue people (or dogs) and put out fires! Ultimate fire safety play when you can act out different scenarios to reinforce safety concepts!
Our daily work box was filled with fire safety fun activities.
Resources include:1. Early Builders Lego fire rescue set 2. Locks and keys 3. Firemen Books 4. Worksheets printed from Homeschool Creations (pre-writing, alphabet maze, and find the Ff) and Making Learning Fun (dot marker fire truck, numerical order fire truck activity and dalmatian spot counting activity)
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