Whether you’re writing a community helper unit or looking for fun transportation activities, we know you have an eye out for attention-grabbing activities to complete with kids. We’ve collected twenty of the hottest ideas for bringing fire trucks, firemen, and fire safety concepts into your classroom.
1. Egg Carton Fire Truck
Egg cartons, bottle caps, and cardboard tubes make up the materials you need to craft this creative fire truck. This firetruck is perfect to help show your students how to recycle materials to make new things. All you need is some paint, glue, bottle caps, and a little bit of imagination!
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2. Fire Truck Math Centers
Blend your mathematics lessons with firetrucks. Use sticky notes to create a number line on a classroom table, and give your little learners a firetruck and some additional flash cards. Students can drive the firetruck down the number line as they solve each equation.
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3. Make Yummy Fire Truck Cookies
These tasty-looking firetrucks are easy and sweet treats for your learners to enjoy. Use graham crackers, cake icing, food coloring, mini cookies, and pretzel sticks to decorate. Assemble and indulge!
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4. Paint with Firetrucks
Roll out some butcher paper and grab the paint. Drizzle paint along the length of the paper and give your little artists a firetruck. Now they can create large-scale patterns and designs by driving the firetruck through the paint.
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5. Drawing a Fire Truck
Feature fire trucks in your drawing activities with fun videos that help your students learn how to draw fire trucks. This video breaks the drawing into simple geometric shapes; perfect for little artists.
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6. Footprint Fire Trucks
What’s cuter than little footprints on display? I know; it’s little fire truck footprints. This adorable project requires basic materials and a tiny foot to create the cutest firetruck ever!
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7. Build a Firetruck from Recyclables
Build your own firetruck from discarded cardboard, and include role-playing activities in your community helper units. Your little ones can even make burning buildings using boxes and scrap paper. Just look how much fun our friend is having!
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8. Tour the Local Fire Station
Most local fire stations are more than happy to give little ones a tour if you organize ahead of time. Many fire stations will also visit schools directly and teach fire safety lessons as they give demonstrations.
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9. Make a Firetruck Costume
Look at this adorable firetruck costume. This craft is a box wrapped in tissue paper and decorated with firetruck elements. We especially love the high-visibility straps!
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10. Paper Firetruck Template
Check out this printable firetruck template. It’s perfect for working on scissors skills and fine motor skills. A few sheets of colored construction paper are all you’ll need to make a fire truck craft.
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11. Shape Fire truck Activity
Grab a piece of paper and some colored construction paper to cut out and make a firetruck from circles, squares, and rectangles.
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12. Popsicle Stick Firetruck
Have your students color popsicle sticks red and glue them into the shape of a firetruck. Add construction paper accents to represent the windows, the tank, and the wheels.
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13. Fire Truck Printables
Print a pack of fire safety activity sheets or a safety-theme mini-book to read with your child. This printable fire safety book is a great way to teach your students what to do in a fire.
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14. Watch Firetruck Cartoons
Sometimes you just need a few minutes to breathe between fire safety activities. Roy the Firetruck is a great way to reawaken your student’s minds as they take a moment to relax.
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15. Paper Plate Fire Trucks
The humble paper plate is a staple in the world of everything crafty. Grab a plate, some red paint, and some scrap paper to craft the cutest little fire truck in town.
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16. Read Your Favorite Fire Truck Books
Check out the library for the finest firetruck books you can find. Here are some of my favorite books to include as read-aloud during your community helpers units.
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17. Create a Firetruck Pretend Play Center
Dramatic play is very often the highlight of a preschool classroom. Tissue paper, costumes, and firefighter helmets are perfect to add to your pretend play corner. You could even add in a firetruck box costume!
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18. Sing the Firetruck Song
Be careful as this one gets stuck in your head! Your students will love singing the firetruck song as part of their morning routine.
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19. Paint the Perfect Fire Truck
We are in LOVE with this 2-in-1 fire truck craft! First, you get a fun craft activity to paint and decorate. Then, you have an awesome fire truck to play with or use in your dramatic play center.
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20. Make a Handprint Firetruck
This simple art project only requires you to paint a student’s hand and press it onto paper. From there, students add accents using paint or pipe cleaners to finish the truck.
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