And here are the details for each activity:
Concepts of Print:
No Dragons for Tea Retelling:
Firefighter Bubble Map:
Fire Safety Read and Color:
E Sound Stamping:
Fire Safety Syllable Sort:
This week I introduced the concept of syllables for the first time to Madelynn. First we practiced clapping the syllables in each word. She did surprisingly well at this for most words, so then I showed her how to put one finger up while saying each syllable instead of clapping. Afterwards she could look at her fingers to see how many syllables that word had. So many skills working together for this sort, so I definitely had to give lots of help along the way.
Fire Truck Name Craft:
Fire Safety Journal Writing:
Fire Safety Salt Tray:
Fire Safety Positional Word Book:
Our new math skill for the week is positional words. I put together this book with opposites on each page and fire themed pictures for sorting. I laminated and added velcro to all of the pieces so they could be used over and over again. Then Madelynn practiced identifying left/right, in front/behind, over under, and on/off.
Where is the Firefighter?
For this positional word game we started out by using Magna Tiles to build a fire station. (You could also use a toy fire engine or other toy house you have instead.) Then Madelynn rolled a die with positional words on it to find out where to put the firefighter. We took turns practicing all of the different positions and problem solving how to put the firefighter inside the station (we needed to add a door) and below the fire station (Madelynn decided to put him under the table.)
Climb the Ladder:
Our next fire themed game was a fun way to practice counting and number sense. To prep the game, I first made a building our of Magna Tiles on our oil drip pan, taped a ladder on the side then added magnet firemen and kitties. To play, we took turns rolling the die and climbing that many rungs on the ladder each time. The first one to get to the top, rescue the kitty and climb back down was the winner.
Where is the Fire Dog?
For our last positional word practice activity, I created this simple printable book with cut out pieces. On each page I used a different positional word (above, below, behind, next to, between, etc.) and Madelynn cut and glued the fire dogs in the correct spot on each page.
In this bin, Madelynn built a fire station and houses, added fire, then used the fire engine and firefighter to pretend to put out the fires. She pulled apart the puzzle pieces and put them back together to spell FIRE.
Tissue Paper Fire Art:
Hot and Cold Sort:
Drip Art Fire:
This fun process art activity was a great way to practice fine motor skills and turned out really beautiful. I prepped a few coffee filters by cutting them into fire shapes, then flattening them out. Madelynn used pipettes to drop liquid watercolors in red, orange, and yellow onto them. Afterwards the coffee filters were soaked but I wanted to let them dry so we could hang them in our windows, so we completed this activity on our clear tray then I allowed them to dry overnight without moving them.
Ahead of time I painted the laminated pictures with red, orange, and yellow tempera paint to create fire and allowed it to dry. I taped the pictures to the inside of the bin, then filled spray bottles with water. Madelynn used the spray bottles and fine motor tools to “fight the fires” and spray the paint away.