We have started letter Ff this week and Fire Safety Week as well. We learned all about firefighters today, what they do and how they can help us. We read the book “Firefighters to the Rescue!” by Kersten Hamilton and learned the poem/finger play Five Little Firefighters. Then for art we made the Five Little Firefighters out of the children’s hand prints and made cute Dalmation paper bag puppets! We had a fun and busy Monday! Look for more to come as we learn all about fish and more Fire Safety.
Five Little Firefighters
Five little firefighters spray the fire,
The first one says, “Put the ladder higher!”
The second one says, “This fire’s getting hot!”
The third one says, “Give the hose another shot.”
The fourth one says, “Take a look about.”
The fifth one says, “The fire is all out!”
Firefighters to the Rescue by Kersten Hamilton
Coloring the Dalmation's fire fighter hat red
Giving the Dalmation his spots
The finished Dalmation puppet!
Making the FIve Little FIrefighters
Adding blue glitter for the spraying water
The finished project after adding the details to make the hand print into the Five Little Firefighters!!
Yesterday we started the week with E and eggs. During Circle Time we read “Green Eggs and Ham” the loved classic by Dr. Seuss and learned a new game using an egg carton. The carton cups were numbered and we put a marble inside, then the kids shook the carton while we chanted a poem. Then they opened the carton and had to say the number where the marble landed. This game was not only fun, they were also learning number recognition. Then we made hatching eggs, with a baby e coming out of the egg.
Shake it to the left
Shake it to the right
Shake it, shake it with all your might!
Our egg game
Giving the carton a good shake!
Revealing the number
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Making our hatching eggs
Adding the baby e
Adding an eye, feather and beak. Now its a baby e "chick" hatching.
We continued with letter E today and learned all about elephants. We read the “Enormous Elephant Show” from my Alphatales book. Then we turned the children’s hands into elephants. The kids weren’t sure how we were going to do that and didn’t believe that their hand could turn into an elephant! It was a lot of fun to see the looks on their faces when they saw the finished project.
The Enormous Elephant Show from the Alphatales book
Starting with their hands and grey paint
Two grey handprints
After adding some details...the handprints are now elephants!