Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers 2013

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Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers 2013

Post by Admin on Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:35 am

2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">I always feel slightly bad when F's eyes light up with glee when he hears or sees a fire truck. Nee-nah-nee-nah-nee-nah! I'm sure it's perfectly normal (he's only 28 months old) but I can't help thinking about the emergency that the truck is rushing to. I decided to <i>gently</i> introduce him to the concept that fire trucks do more than produce sirens and flashing lights.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3Qod-sNcWN0/UhUM8GUQJII/AAAAAAAAGUU/7j9uMf4S_SU/s1600/FireColl.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3Qod-sNcWN0/UhUM8GUQJII/AAAAAAAAGUU/7j9uMf4S_SU/s320/FireColl.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><a name='more'></a><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>Art and Crafts</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><u>Painting</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">F painted&nbsp;a page from our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.melissaanddoug.com/paint-with-water-blue" target="_blank">Melissa a &amp; Doug Paint with Water</a>&nbsp;book.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OdNaf8zRceg/Ug6uph0quwI/AAAAAAAAGK8/92Glhv4H1ec/s1600/IMAG1838.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OdNaf8zRceg/Ug6uph0quwI/AAAAAAAAGK8/92Glhv4H1ec/s320/IMAG1838.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="269" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SQeM0j4vcx0/Ug6upuR0T2I/AAAAAAAAGLA/pFSh2M6WGnw/s1600/IMAG1852.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SQeM0j4vcx0/Ug6upuR0T2I/AAAAAAAAGLA/pFSh2M6WGnw/s320/IMAG1852.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="294" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Footprint Fire Truck</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I painted F's foot red and made a print from it. It wasn't the clearest print but it still made a fun fire truck, as inspired by <a href="http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/footprint-fire-trucks.html" target="_blank">Sweet and Lovely Crafts</a>.</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t5sgvU2fW1Q/UhUJ3oW0N0I/AAAAAAAAGUE/lwD01EJDjtA/s1600/P1040721.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="279" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t5sgvU2fW1Q/UhUJ3oW0N0I/AAAAAAAAGUE/lwD01EJDjtA/s320/P1040721.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Fire Truck Papercraft for Kids</u>I downloaded this great fire truck craft from <a href="http://learncreatelove.com/?p=4893" target="_blank">Learn Create Love</a>. I worked with F to help him colour the correct parts of the truck with the right colour. He mostly got it right!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-488C-YuQahs/UhETyb7KFeI/AAAAAAAAGL4/t-bXTGhtG4M/s1600/IMAG1899.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="219" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-488C-YuQahs/UhETyb7KFeI/AAAAAAAAGL4/t-bXTGhtG4M/s320/IMAG1899.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0FYiHgV3EFo/UhETyTCQCkI/AAAAAAAAGL0/iodTTUBwC8g/s1600/IMAG1901.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="218" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0FYiHgV3EFo/UhETyTCQCkI/AAAAAAAAGL0/iodTTUBwC8g/s320/IMAG1901.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />The I cut out the pieces, and glued the main truck piece onto some construction paper. I helped F with the positioning of some of the pieces, but I left some (like the wheels and hose) completely up to him!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zjTkGt5_BEA/UhLjdtoE1II/AAAAAAAAGRE/ugOONDN5aI0/s1600/IMAG1912.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zjTkGt5_BEA/UhLjdtoE1II/AAAAAAAAGRE/ugOONDN5aI0/s320/IMAG1912.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="240" /></a><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g24pyvuqWQE/UhLjdpOJ9KI/AAAAAAAAGQ8/kKOHt5Q5k_I/s1600/IMAG1914.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g24pyvuqWQE/UhLjdpOJ9KI/AAAAAAAAGQ8/kKOHt5Q5k_I/s320/IMAG1914.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="261" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vCL_CBvnS9g/UhLjdoLyxnI/AAAAAAAAGRA/jHGjnnaGADw/s1600/IMAG1916.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="256" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vCL_CBvnS9g/UhLjdoLyxnI/AAAAAAAAGRA/jHGjnnaGADw/s320/IMAG1916.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Fire Truck Papercraft for Adults</u><br />I love papercraft and couldn't resist making this cute little paper fire truck for F from&nbsp;<a href="http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/2028/03458/index.html" target="_blank">Canon Creative Park</a>. The ladder rotates, tips, and even extends!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yYiaGKY3dYg/UhFD_D9twTI/AAAAAAAAGMU/CF4xKUBlqRc/s1600/P1040632.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="179" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yYiaGKY3dYg/UhFD_D9twTI/AAAAAAAAGMU/CF4xKUBlqRc/s320/P1040632.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WlBr2zhIVLM/UhFD-0QmM1I/AAAAAAAAGMQ/g2Ic6J1qZDc/s1600/P1040633.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="174" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WlBr2zhIVLM/UhFD-0QmM1I/AAAAAAAAGMQ/g2Ic6J1qZDc/s200/P1040633.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">F was really gentle with it!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5dM5J5gpR1g/UhFEG11E6II/AAAAAAAAGMg/zr91m41AXbQ/s1600/P1040627.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="204" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5dM5J5gpR1g/UhFEG11E6II/AAAAAAAAGMg/zr91m41AXbQ/s320/P1040627.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></a><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tl1doIcJMRw/UhFEHPjIfDI/AAAAAAAAGMk/2Xi2j4y2hkQ/s1600/P1040630.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tl1doIcJMRw/UhFEHPjIfDI/AAAAAAAAGMk/2Xi2j4y2hkQ/s200/P1040630.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="186" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><b>Activities</b><br /><u>Fire Sensory Bin</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I made a sensory bin using the colours of fire combined with different textures. Although (for obvious reasons) it doesn't closely resemble a real fire, it was still good fun! Not that fires are good fun but - oh, you know what I mean. Here are the components of the bin:</span><br /><ul><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">strips of yellow/orange/red fabric, felt and ribbon</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">shredded yellow/orange/red tissue paper</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">clip art images of flames, fire trucks, hydrants etc</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">toy fire trucks</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Shimmer Poms (from <a href="http://www.craftprojectideas.com/index.php/products/fabric-crafts/poms/218-shimmer-poms-65-pack" target="_blank">CraftProjectIdeas.com</a>)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">red/yellow/orange pipe cleaners, beads, craft sticks and straws</span></li></ul><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KFtTlpxgEls/UhFE6c62XpI/AAAAAAAAGNE/LASMEB1wZqg/s1600/P1040658.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="237" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KFtTlpxgEls/UhFE6c62XpI/AAAAAAAAGNE/LASMEB1wZqg/s320/P1040658.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d9pavfPTbXk/UhFExYPhFLI/AAAAAAAAGM0/ko1ruvk2Ru0/s1600/P1040659.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="150" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d9pavfPTbXk/UhFExYPhFLI/AAAAAAAAGM0/ko1ruvk2Ru0/s200/P1040659.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Fq7hn8aX8xc/UhFEyy2qfjI/AAAAAAAAGM8/ea5hDdZb_D4/s1600/P1040660.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="150" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Fq7hn8aX8xc/UhFEyy2qfjI/AAAAAAAAGM8/ea5hDdZb_D4/s200/P1040660.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />I love how the colours were so bright and vibrant! The Shimmer Poms had been sent to me by <a href="http://www.craftprojectideas.com/index.php/products/fabric-crafts/poms/218-shimmer-poms-65-pack" target="_blank">CraftProjectIdeas.com</a> as part of a bundle of craft supplies to try out. They were absolutely perfect for this sensory bin!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3cF5_1X39KQ/UhFFJUJMeZI/AAAAAAAAGNU/sGJmIASlTtE/s1600/P1040661.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="185" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3cF5_1X39KQ/UhFFJUJMeZI/AAAAAAAAGNU/sGJmIASlTtE/s200/P1040661.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k2Ufk99NCQk/UhFFHiEHvcI/AAAAAAAAGNM/ZfBaVFP8IaQ/s1600/P1040665.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k2Ufk99NCQk/UhFFHiEHvcI/AAAAAAAAGNM/ZfBaVFP8IaQ/s200/P1040665.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="163" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CmMW1DqBzP4/UhFFSvZ0v8I/AAAAAAAAGNk/JuzKbYk71fQ/s1600/P1040666.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CmMW1DqBzP4/UhFFSvZ0v8I/AAAAAAAAGNk/JuzKbYk71fQ/s320/P1040666.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">The next day we played with this again, but made a mess this time by running our fingers through the paper and fabric and dropping them from a height!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xTqh-8AzoZ0/UhLRL3VRQ7I/AAAAAAAAGQU/VYeqaCMg0WA/s1600/P1040687.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="237" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xTqh-8AzoZ0/UhLRL3VRQ7I/AAAAAAAAGQU/VYeqaCMg0WA/s320/P1040687.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IpD56PcH9jU/UhLRNXI8vFI/AAAAAAAAGQk/Hngsu5RHeDY/s1600/P1040693.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="225" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IpD56PcH9jU/UhLRNXI8vFI/AAAAAAAAGQk/Hngsu5RHeDY/s320/P1040693.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />He even got a sensory foot experience!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AA61JBIR8qI/UhLRMyi_5SI/AAAAAAAAGQc/su3JLLCcgJM/s1600/P1040699.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="224" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AA61JBIR8qI/UhLRMyi_5SI/AAAAAAAAGQc/su3JLLCcgJM/s320/P1040699.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Dressing up like a Firefighter</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">We didn't quite manage to complete this activity as F was slightly... um... reluctant. At a play cafe I found a firefighter's outfit and showed him the hat. This was as close as it got to being worn...</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XwYGIRjw4cM/UhLj4PFBrwI/AAAAAAAAGRU/meCwvphFK6E/s1600/IMAG1921.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XwYGIRjw4cM/UhLj4PFBrwI/AAAAAAAAGRU/meCwvphFK6E/s200/IMAG1921.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="148" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uwuFmQtMCuk/UhLj7_vMw5I/AAAAAAAAGRc/VPxNniUt7Nc/s1600/IMAG1922.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uwuFmQtMCuk/UhLj7_vMw5I/AAAAAAAAGRc/VPxNniUt7Nc/s200/IMAG1922.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="152" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />No dressing up for him today!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Fire Station Visit</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">We went to our nearest fire station and looked at the fire trucks which look VERY big close up! A fireman came over to say hello and said they were cleaning but we could look around if we would like. I couldn't take many photos as I was running after F, but we saw the fireman's pole, ladders and two trucks.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CVyTbbalQbo/UhUCcKES_BI/AAAAAAAAGTs/Ju-xhNVOxEE/s1600/IMAG1932.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CVyTbbalQbo/UhUCcKES_BI/AAAAAAAAGTs/Ju-xhNVOxEE/s320/IMAG1932.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="244" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XWUjeI8e2eA/UhUCceu3ioI/AAAAAAAAGTw/P9ptjhyeI-M/s1600/IMAG1934.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XWUjeI8e2eA/UhUCceu3ioI/AAAAAAAAGTw/P9ptjhyeI-M/s320/IMAG1934.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="210" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>Kindle Apps:</b></span><br /><a href="http://amzn.com/B00B8X25X8" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Wubzy's Fire Engine Adventure</span></a><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">This app has many options but is mainly an interactive story. F is just about getting into the story but the app also offers two games (one letters, one numbers) which he LOVES!&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zb4VKDwUL._SL500_AA300_.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zb4VKDwUL._SL500_AA300_.png" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><a href="http://amzn.com/B009FSE9JG" target="_blank">Fire Rescue</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">This is F's go-to app right now. The fire truck needs to be guided around the town, and the user helps to put out fires, rescue cats, and refill the tanker with water. It also offers some great practical advice like how to dial 911, and how to Stop, Drop, Roll.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71nIQFP77LL._SL500_AA300_.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71nIQFP77LL._SL500_AA300_.png" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><a href="http://amzn.com/B00C9L9I1K" target="_blank">Kids Vehicles 1: Interactive Fire Truck</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I downloaded this app but haven't given it to F yet as I think he is too young for it. But the graphics look great and the game options include finding items on the truck, squirting water to put out a fire, and driving the fire truck.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81JXQW4DSzL._SL500_AA300_.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81JXQW4DSzL._SL500_AA300_.png" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /> <b>More fire-related resources from around the web:</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Books about Firefighters and Fire Trucks from <a href="http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2012/03/books-about-firefighters-fire-trucks.html" target="_blank">No Time for Flashcards</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Activities for Fire Prevention Week from the <a href="http://jennifischer.blogspot.com/2012/10/ten-for-tuesday-crafts-activities-books.html" target="_blank">Good Long Road</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Great fire safety resources from <a href="http://owensfamily-gwyn.blogspot.com/search/label/Fire%20Safety" target="_blank">Preschool Printables</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Write and Count Fire Trucks and Milk Carton Fire Station from <a href="http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/category/fire-truck" target="_blank">No Time for Flashcards</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Put out the Fire! (outdoor hose activity) from <a href="http://www.toddlerapproved.com/2011/06/put-out-fire.html" target="_blank">Toddler Approved!</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Introducing Fire Safety to Toddlers and Preschoolers from <a href="http://codenamemama.com/2010/06/03/fire-drills/" target="_blank">Code Name: Mama</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Fire Truck Sandwich from <a href="http://littlenummies.net/2010/09/fire-truck/" target="_blank">Little Nummies</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WY0j3pJOK0M/UhEQ1CB3x5I/AAAAAAAAGLU/ZswzZKV45Y4/s1600/IMAG1789.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="193" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WY0j3pJOK0M/UhEQ1CB3x5I/AAAAAAAAGLU/ZswzZKV45Y4/s200/IMAG1789.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j1chLJxszLU/UhETXdvS-SI/AAAAAAAAGLo/-95gRq_ommQ/s1600/IMAG1872.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="191" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j1chLJxszLU/UhETXdvS-SI/AAAAAAAAGLo/-95gRq_ommQ/s200/IMAG1872.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;">Please see&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usfa.fema.gov/campaigns/usfaparents/downloads/brochure.pdf" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;" target="_blank">here</a><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;">&nbsp;for some guidelines from the USFA for preparing, practicing and preventing a fire. Also see&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa-295-press.pdf" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;" target="_blank">here</a><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;">&nbsp;for their free kid's activities book.&nbsp;</span></span></b></div><br /><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">I always feel slightly bad when F's eyes light up with glee when he hears or sees a fire truck. Nee-nah-nee-nah-nee-nah! I'm sure it's perfectly normal (he's only 28 months old) but I can't help thinking about the emergency that the truck is rushing to. I decided to <i>gently</i> introduce him to the concept that fire trucks do more than produce sirens and flashing lights.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3Qod-sNcWN0/UhUM8GUQJII/AAAAAAAAGUU/7j9uMf4S_SU/s1600/FireColl.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3Qod-sNcWN0/UhUM8GUQJII/AAAAAAAAGUU/7j9uMf4S_SU/s320/FireColl.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><a name='more'></a><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>Art and Crafts</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><u>Painting</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">F painted&nbsp;a page from our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.melissaanddoug.com/paint-with-water-blue" target="_blank">Melissa a &amp; Doug Paint with Water</a>&nbsp;book.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OdNaf8zRceg/Ug6uph0quwI/AAAAAAAAGK8/92Glhv4H1ec/s1600/IMAG1838.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OdNaf8zRceg/Ug6uph0quwI/AAAAAAAAGK8/92Glhv4H1ec/s320/IMAG1838.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="269" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SQeM0j4vcx0/Ug6upuR0T2I/AAAAAAAAGLA/pFSh2M6WGnw/s1600/IMAG1852.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SQeM0j4vcx0/Ug6upuR0T2I/AAAAAAAAGLA/pFSh2M6WGnw/s320/IMAG1852.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="294" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Footprint Fire Truck</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I painted F's foot red and made a print from it. It wasn't the clearest print but it still made a fun fire truck, as inspired by <a href="http://sweetandlovelycrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/footprint-fire-trucks.html" target="_blank">Sweet and Lovely Crafts</a>.</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t5sgvU2fW1Q/UhUJ3oW0N0I/AAAAAAAAGUE/lwD01EJDjtA/s1600/P1040721.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="279" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t5sgvU2fW1Q/UhUJ3oW0N0I/AAAAAAAAGUE/lwD01EJDjtA/s320/P1040721.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Fire Truck Papercraft for Kids</u>I downloaded this great fire truck craft from <a href="http://learncreatelove.com/?p=4893" target="_blank">Learn Create Love</a>. I worked with F to help him colour the correct parts of the truck with the right colour. He mostly got it right!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-488C-YuQahs/UhETyb7KFeI/AAAAAAAAGL4/t-bXTGhtG4M/s1600/IMAG1899.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="219" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-488C-YuQahs/UhETyb7KFeI/AAAAAAAAGL4/t-bXTGhtG4M/s320/IMAG1899.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0FYiHgV3EFo/UhETyTCQCkI/AAAAAAAAGL0/iodTTUBwC8g/s1600/IMAG1901.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="218" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0FYiHgV3EFo/UhETyTCQCkI/AAAAAAAAGL0/iodTTUBwC8g/s320/IMAG1901.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />The I cut out the pieces, and glued the main truck piece onto some construction paper. I helped F with the positioning of some of the pieces, but I left some (like the wheels and hose) completely up to him!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zjTkGt5_BEA/UhLjdtoE1II/AAAAAAAAGRE/ugOONDN5aI0/s1600/IMAG1912.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zjTkGt5_BEA/UhLjdtoE1II/AAAAAAAAGRE/ugOONDN5aI0/s320/IMAG1912.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="240" /></a><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g24pyvuqWQE/UhLjdpOJ9KI/AAAAAAAAGQ8/kKOHt5Q5k_I/s1600/IMAG1914.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g24pyvuqWQE/UhLjdpOJ9KI/AAAAAAAAGQ8/kKOHt5Q5k_I/s320/IMAG1914.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="261" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vCL_CBvnS9g/UhLjdoLyxnI/AAAAAAAAGRA/jHGjnnaGADw/s1600/IMAG1916.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="256" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vCL_CBvnS9g/UhLjdoLyxnI/AAAAAAAAGRA/jHGjnnaGADw/s320/IMAG1916.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Fire Truck Papercraft for Adults</u><br />I love papercraft and couldn't resist making this cute little paper fire truck for F from&nbsp;<a href="http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/2028/03458/index.html" target="_blank">Canon Creative Park</a>. The ladder rotates, tips, and even extends!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yYiaGKY3dYg/UhFD_D9twTI/AAAAAAAAGMU/CF4xKUBlqRc/s1600/P1040632.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="179" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yYiaGKY3dYg/UhFD_D9twTI/AAAAAAAAGMU/CF4xKUBlqRc/s320/P1040632.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WlBr2zhIVLM/UhFD-0QmM1I/AAAAAAAAGMQ/g2Ic6J1qZDc/s1600/P1040633.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="174" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WlBr2zhIVLM/UhFD-0QmM1I/AAAAAAAAGMQ/g2Ic6J1qZDc/s200/P1040633.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">F was really gentle with it!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5dM5J5gpR1g/UhFEG11E6II/AAAAAAAAGMg/zr91m41AXbQ/s1600/P1040627.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="204" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5dM5J5gpR1g/UhFEG11E6II/AAAAAAAAGMg/zr91m41AXbQ/s320/P1040627.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></a><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tl1doIcJMRw/UhFEHPjIfDI/AAAAAAAAGMk/2Xi2j4y2hkQ/s1600/P1040630.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tl1doIcJMRw/UhFEHPjIfDI/AAAAAAAAGMk/2Xi2j4y2hkQ/s200/P1040630.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="186" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><b>Activities</b><br /><u>Fire Sensory Bin</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I made a sensory bin using the colours of fire combined with different textures. Although (for obvious reasons) it doesn't closely resemble a real fire, it was still good fun! Not that fires are good fun but - oh, you know what I mean. Here are the components of the bin:</span><br /><ul><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">strips of yellow/orange/red fabric, felt and ribbon</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">shredded yellow/orange/red tissue paper</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">clip art images of flames, fire trucks, hydrants etc</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">toy fire trucks</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Shimmer Poms (from <a href="http://www.craftprojectideas.com/index.php/products/fabric-crafts/poms/218-shimmer-poms-65-pack" target="_blank">CraftProjectIdeas.com</a>)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">red/yellow/orange pipe cleaners, beads, craft sticks and straws</span></li></ul><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KFtTlpxgEls/UhFE6c62XpI/AAAAAAAAGNE/LASMEB1wZqg/s1600/P1040658.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="237" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KFtTlpxgEls/UhFE6c62XpI/AAAAAAAAGNE/LASMEB1wZqg/s320/P1040658.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d9pavfPTbXk/UhFExYPhFLI/AAAAAAAAGM0/ko1ruvk2Ru0/s1600/P1040659.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="150" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d9pavfPTbXk/UhFExYPhFLI/AAAAAAAAGM0/ko1ruvk2Ru0/s200/P1040659.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Fq7hn8aX8xc/UhFEyy2qfjI/AAAAAAAAGM8/ea5hDdZb_D4/s1600/P1040660.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="150" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Fq7hn8aX8xc/UhFEyy2qfjI/AAAAAAAAGM8/ea5hDdZb_D4/s200/P1040660.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />I love how the colours were so bright and vibrant! The Shimmer Poms had been sent to me by <a href="http://www.craftprojectideas.com/index.php/products/fabric-crafts/poms/218-shimmer-poms-65-pack" target="_blank">CraftProjectIdeas.com</a> as part of a bundle of craft supplies to try out. They were absolutely perfect for this sensory bin!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3cF5_1X39KQ/UhFFJUJMeZI/AAAAAAAAGNU/sGJmIASlTtE/s1600/P1040661.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="185" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3cF5_1X39KQ/UhFFJUJMeZI/AAAAAAAAGNU/sGJmIASlTtE/s200/P1040661.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k2Ufk99NCQk/UhFFHiEHvcI/AAAAAAAAGNM/ZfBaVFP8IaQ/s1600/P1040665.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-k2Ufk99NCQk/UhFFHiEHvcI/AAAAAAAAGNM/ZfBaVFP8IaQ/s200/P1040665.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="163" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CmMW1DqBzP4/UhFFSvZ0v8I/AAAAAAAAGNk/JuzKbYk71fQ/s1600/P1040666.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CmMW1DqBzP4/UhFFSvZ0v8I/AAAAAAAAGNk/JuzKbYk71fQ/s320/P1040666.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">The next day we played with this again, but made a mess this time by running our fingers through the paper and fabric and dropping them from a height!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xTqh-8AzoZ0/UhLRL3VRQ7I/AAAAAAAAGQU/VYeqaCMg0WA/s1600/P1040687.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="237" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xTqh-8AzoZ0/UhLRL3VRQ7I/AAAAAAAAGQU/VYeqaCMg0WA/s320/P1040687.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IpD56PcH9jU/UhLRNXI8vFI/AAAAAAAAGQk/Hngsu5RHeDY/s1600/P1040693.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="225" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IpD56PcH9jU/UhLRNXI8vFI/AAAAAAAAGQk/Hngsu5RHeDY/s320/P1040693.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />He even got a sensory foot experience!</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AA61JBIR8qI/UhLRMyi_5SI/AAAAAAAAGQc/su3JLLCcgJM/s1600/P1040699.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="224" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AA61JBIR8qI/UhLRMyi_5SI/AAAAAAAAGQc/su3JLLCcgJM/s320/P1040699.JPG" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="320" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Dressing up like a Firefighter</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">We didn't quite manage to complete this activity as F was slightly... um... reluctant. At a play cafe I found a firefighter's outfit and showed him the hat. This was as close as it got to being worn...</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XwYGIRjw4cM/UhLj4PFBrwI/AAAAAAAAGRU/meCwvphFK6E/s1600/IMAG1921.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XwYGIRjw4cM/UhLj4PFBrwI/AAAAAAAAGRU/meCwvphFK6E/s200/IMAG1921.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="148" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uwuFmQtMCuk/UhLj7_vMw5I/AAAAAAAAGRc/VPxNniUt7Nc/s1600/IMAG1922.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uwuFmQtMCuk/UhLj7_vMw5I/AAAAAAAAGRc/VPxNniUt7Nc/s200/IMAG1922.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="152" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />No dressing up for him today!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><u>Fire Station Visit</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">We went to our nearest fire station and looked at the fire trucks which look VERY big close up! A fireman came over to say hello and said they were cleaning but we could look around if we would like. I couldn't take many photos as I was running after F, but we saw the fireman's pole, ladders and two trucks.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CVyTbbalQbo/UhUCcKES_BI/AAAAAAAAGTs/Ju-xhNVOxEE/s1600/IMAG1932.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CVyTbbalQbo/UhUCcKES_BI/AAAAAAAAGTs/Ju-xhNVOxEE/s320/IMAG1932.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="244" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XWUjeI8e2eA/UhUCceu3ioI/AAAAAAAAGTw/P9ptjhyeI-M/s1600/IMAG1934.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XWUjeI8e2eA/UhUCceu3ioI/AAAAAAAAGTw/P9ptjhyeI-M/s320/IMAG1934.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="210" /></a></span></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><b>Kindle Apps:</b></span><br /><a href="http://amzn.com/B00B8X25X8" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Wubzy's Fire Engine Adventure</span></a><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">This app has many options but is mainly an interactive story. F is just about getting into the story but the app also offers two games (one letters, one numbers) which he LOVES!&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zb4VKDwUL._SL500_AA300_.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zb4VKDwUL._SL500_AA300_.png" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><a href="http://amzn.com/B009FSE9JG" target="_blank">Fire Rescue</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">This is F's go-to app right now. The fire truck needs to be guided around the town, and the user helps to put out fires, rescue cats, and refill the tanker with water. It also offers some great practical advice like how to dial 911, and how to Stop, Drop, Roll.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71nIQFP77LL._SL500_AA300_.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71nIQFP77LL._SL500_AA300_.png" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /><a href="http://amzn.com/B00C9L9I1K" target="_blank">Kids Vehicles 1: Interactive Fire Truck</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">I downloaded this app but haven't given it to F yet as I think he is too young for it. But the graphics look great and the game options include finding items on the truck, squirting water to put out a fire, and driving the fire truck.&nbsp;</span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81JXQW4DSzL._SL500_AA300_.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><img alt="" border="0" height="200" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81JXQW4DSzL._SL500_AA300_.png" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /> <b>More fire-related resources from around the web:</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Books about Firefighters and Fire Trucks from <a href="http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2012/03/books-about-firefighters-fire-trucks.html" target="_blank">No Time for Flashcards</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Activities for Fire Prevention Week from the <a href="http://jennifischer.blogspot.com/2012/10/ten-for-tuesday-crafts-activities-books.html" target="_blank">Good Long Road</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Great fire safety resources from <a href="http://owensfamily-gwyn.blogspot.com/search/label/Fire%20Safety" target="_blank">Preschool Printables</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Write and Count Fire Trucks and Milk Carton Fire Station from <a href="http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/category/fire-truck" target="_blank">No Time for Flashcards</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Put out the Fire! (outdoor hose activity) from <a href="http://www.toddlerapproved.com/2011/06/put-out-fire.html" target="_blank">Toddler Approved!</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Introducing Fire Safety to Toddlers and Preschoolers from <a href="http://codenamemama.com/2010/06/03/fire-drills/" target="_blank">Code Name: Mama</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br />Fire Truck Sandwich from <a href="http://littlenummies.net/2010/09/fire-truck/" target="_blank">Little Nummies</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WY0j3pJOK0M/UhEQ1CB3x5I/AAAAAAAAGLU/ZswzZKV45Y4/s1600/IMAG1789.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="193" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WY0j3pJOK0M/UhEQ1CB3x5I/AAAAAAAAGLU/ZswzZKV45Y4/s200/IMAG1789.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j1chLJxszLU/UhETXdvS-SI/AAAAAAAAGLo/-95gRq_ommQ/s1600/IMAG1872.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="" border="0" height="191" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j1chLJxszLU/UhETXdvS-SI/AAAAAAAAGLo/-95gRq_ommQ/s200/IMAG1872.jpg" title="Craftulate: Fire and Fire Trucks for Toddlers" width="200" /></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;">Please see&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usfa.fema.gov/campaigns/usfaparents/downloads/brochure.pdf" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;" target="_blank">here</a><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;">&nbsp;for some guidelines from the USFA for preparing, practicing and preventing a fire. Also see&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa-295-press.pdf" style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;" target="_blank">here</a><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; text-align: start;">&nbsp;for their free kid's activities book.&nbsp;</span></span></b></div><br /><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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