Getting to the Core

1-2-3 Come Do Some More Spider Activities With Me

With all of the spooky goings on in October, I thought it would be a fitting time to study spiders; using that as a theme to practice a variety of standards. 

common core spiders, spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesWith that in mind, I designed a "Speaking Of Spiders" packet, which provides a nice assortment of non-fiction spider activities and includes writing prompts, a mini-report, worksheets, a graph, plus a “flip the flap” craftivity.

common core spiders, spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesI’ve included several pages of non-creepy spider facts.

Choose which ones are the most appropriate for your age group, then share them with your students.

common core spiders, spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesAfterwards test their comprehension by asking them to complete a few fill-in-the-blank statements, or make up some “true or false” questions to answer orally, by simply referring to these fact pages.

Students also use this information to complete a variety of worksheets, some of which relate to knowing the difference between a fact and opinion. 

common core spiders, spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesI’ve included black and white templates for students, as well as full color patterns, so that you can do some of these activities as a whole group, especially with younger children. 

The spiders "Can-Are-Have" flip the flap craftivity, is also an interesting way to check comprehension.

common core spiders, spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesI've also included a one-page, graphic organizer that acts like a mini spider report.

common core spiders, spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesThere's a KWL worksheet to introduce and end your spider lesson with, which can be done individually or as a whole group.

I've also included a fun writing prompt about tarantulas as pets, with a real photograph to grab attention, plus a spider webbed paper to write on. 

common core spiders, spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesMany of the completed worksheets make a nice spider-themed bulletin board.

common core spiders, spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesI also use a spider to practice 2D shapes. My Y5s have really enjoyed making "Inky" the 2D shape "spider slider". (He's very busy eating them.) 

I’ve included templates if you want to pre-cut the circles, as well as patterns you can run off to have students trim their own.

There are also eye patterns with and without pupils, so students can add wiggle eyes with glue dots for that extra bit of 3D pizzazz, or they can draw their own.

To reinforce the fact that a spider is an arachnid and not an insect, we count the 8 legs and I remind students that insects have 6.

Accordion-folding the "legs" is not only fun for your students, but a great fine motor activity that will help strengthen their finger and hand muscles. I think it also adds that “finishing touch”

common core spiders, spider games, spider centers, addition games, fall math games spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesChoose the 2D shapes you want to review and print those sliders off. Children color, cut & glue the strips together.

The 2D shape options are the basic 5: circle, oval, triangle, square & rectangle, as well as options for a hexagon, pentagon, octagon, star, heart, trapezoid and rhombus.

There are sliders with the blank shapes, as well as patterns with a fly on each shape. My students like to pretend that the spider is slurping up the flies as we identify the various shapes.

The spider sliders also provide a quick, easy and fun way to whole group assess.

common core spiders, spider games, spider centers, addition games, fall math games spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesFinally, my students practice math skills, with this quick, easy and fun spiderweb game. 

PK children pick a partner, then take turns rolling ONE dice. Whatever number they roll, is how many web "sections" they color in. 

Older students practice their addition skills, by rolling a pair of dice, writing and solving the equation on the worksheet, then coloring that many sections of their web. 

common core spiders, spider games, spider centers, addition games, fall math games spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesFor an additional math extension, students "guess-timate" how many sections are in the web, then record their answer along with how they figured that out on the worksheet provided.

common core spiders, spider games, spider centers, addition games, fall math games spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesCompleted projects make a nice bulletin board, as each web is colorfully different.

I've included a "We're Caught in the Web Of Learning!" poster for the center of your display. 

common core spiders, spider games, spider centers, addition games, fall math games spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesToday's featured FREEBIE is a "Spin a Spider" 2D Shape Game.  Students take turns spinning.  Whatever shape they land on, they color or bingo dot the matching shaped spider on their web. 

 I've included a "match the spider shape to the shape word worksheet", which they can also complete using the spinner.  

A set of shapely spiders and their shape words are included in this packet, which you can use to make an Itty Bitty "trace & write" Spider Shape Booklet.

common core spiders, spider activities, spider crafts, non fiction spider activities, spider centers, spider writing prompts, graphing spiders, 2D shapesThat's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by. Time to put on my "Nana hat" as my grandchildren are coming over this afternoon.

Wishing you a love-filled and snuggly day. 

"Grandchildren fill a place in your heart that you didn't even know was empty." -Unknown

1-2-3 Come Do Some Spider Activities With Me 

Do you read Eric Carle's "The Very Busy Spider"?  It's one of my students' favorite spider stories.

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, I introduce the story, and grab my students' attention with this quick, easy and fun scissor activity. As my kiddos are gathered on the carpet waiting for me to start reading, I begin cutting out a spider.

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, Since it’s folded, you can’t easily tell what I’m cutting. Invariably a student will ask “What are you doing?” To which I reply I’m very busy cutting. Can you guess what I’m making?”

When I’m done, I slowly open the paper to reveal the very busy spider. After reading the story, I pick a name stick and give the spider to a child who was “very busy" listening.

After you’ve made your own, you can decide if this is an appropriate, whole group activity for your students. I've included a shaded pattern so it's easy to recognize what areas to cut out.  There's also a full-bodied "color me" spider for little ones.

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, You can also use this as a "topper" for a writing prompt. Remember to grab that teachable moment to discuss symmetry.

Completed projects look awesome glued to a square of brightly colored construction paper, then scattered on a bulletin board

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, I’ve included several “We’ve Been Very Busy” posters for the center of your display.

For a splash of 3D pizzazz, add some of those “pull apart” spider webs to each corner.  

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, After reading the story, we retell the tale together using the picture prompts on my "spider slider".  I have them guess which character they think comes next before I pull the picture through the “window”.

My students now know what’s expected of them, and are very excited to transition to making a "spider slider" of their own.

So that you can quickly and easily make an example, I’ve included a full-color slider pattern, as well as the black & white version for your students. 

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, There are two slider options.

A completed orb spider web, as well as a corner spider web with the very busy spider dangling as he weaves.

Children color the story characters on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, As they pull on the end of the “slider” the various pictures go through the “web window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their spider slider home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.

To assess comprehension, I’ve included a “sequence the story” worksheet, where students color and trim the picture “windows” then glue them in the correct order on the blank worksheet.

There's also a “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension plus practice sequential writing, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers or other transitions. 

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, Another quick, easy and fun way to review the story, is with my 23, “Very Busy Spider” fix the sentence cards, which will also check comprehension and practice capitalization and end punctuation.

Read the cards together as a whole group to practice a lot of Dolch sight words.

Choose a student to come up and using a dry erase marker, circle letters that should be capitalized and then add end punctuation. (period, question mark & exclamation point).

For more practice, as an individual activity, have students choose X number of mini cards and rewrite the sentences correctly on the worksheet provided. 

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, I continue the "Very Busy Spider" theme for our Daily 5 writing block, where my kiddos contribute a page for our class-made book "The Very Busy Students and Their Spiders".

There’s a "trace & write" template for younger kiddos, as well as a pattern page for older students to fill in the blanks:
“My spider was very busy ___________. As for me, most of the time I’m busy _____________.”

Children complete the prompt and illustrate their page. You collect, collate and add the cover.

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, I’ve included a completed sample to help clarify what you want your students to do.

When you share the story with the class, each student can come up and read their page.

The parents really enjoy reading our class-made books during parent-teacher conferences

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, Today's featured FREEBIE is a glittering spider web craft.

I mixed Elmer's glue with white paint. A black construction paper circle is placed in a metal cake pan and a dollop of the paint-glue is put in the middle and a marble is placed on top. Students manuever the pan to "spin" a web. 

When they are happy with the results, they sprinkle opalescent or silver glitter on their creation, and can pick a plastic fly or spider to squish in the center.

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, I found some cute spider web stationery, so each child glued that on for a splash of color.  So you can do the same, I've included a colorful web with the poem on it. 

spider activities, spider crafts, the very busy spider activities, correct the sentence, end punctuation activities, spider writing prompts, spider bulletin boards, Well that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by. It continues to be windy mixed with a misty rain; perfect weather to tackle my too long "to do" list. 

Wishing you a stress-free and productive day.

"When life gives you rainy days, wear cute boots and jump in the puddles." -Unknown

1-2-3 Come Do A Few More Fire Safety Activities With Me

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety centers, fire safety games, fire safety songs, good and bad fires, end punctuation activitiesI think one of the most important things that I teach my Y5s is fire safety; however, with all of our discussions about not playing with matches, houses burning down, and people getting hurt, I discovered that my students were coming away with the idea that fire was bad.

Simply ask for a thumbs up or down whether your kiddos think fire is good or bad; and I think you’ll find like I did, that most, if not all of your students will give you a thumbs down, emphatically believing that fire is bad!

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety centers, fire safety games, fire safety songs, good and bad fires, end punctuation activitiesSince fire is truly beneficial and a necessary part of everyday life, I feel there’s a need to explain this to young children.

It’s important that they learn to respect fire without fearing it. Children need to understand the difference between good fires and bad fires, as well as fire’s beneficial and harmful effects.

With these things in mind, I created this “Good Fire-Bad Fire” packet. These quick, easy & fun activities will help children develop a healthy understanding of fire, so they are able to identify fire as a necessary part of their lives and an essential tool.

The packet includes:

hotdogs* A simple way to help students realize that fire can be good is to show them pictures, so I've included 65 real photographs of fires which can be categorized by children as good or bad.
Choose a dozen or so and use them for . . .



fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety centers, fire safety games, fire safety songs, good and bad fires, end punctuation activities* flashcards, where students give you a thumbs up or down,
* discussion
* an independent center where children sort the photographs into the 2 “good/bad fire” file folders

*a puzzle center (Cut the photographs in half or in quarters).
* writing prompts (There are 4 graphic organizers, plus 6 “complete the prompt” worksheets for this)
* a bulletin board displaying the pictures under the “good fire/bad fire” header cards.

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety centers, fire safety games, fire safety songs, good and bad fires, end punctuation activities* I’ve also included a “Flip the Flame” craftivity, where students color, cut and glue the “happy” good flame and the “angry” bad flame back-to-back on a Popsicle stick.

You show a photograph asking “Is this a good or bad fire?” Children flip their flame and hold up their answer.

After sharing and discussing the photographs, children will be able to see that each type of fire has common denominators: good fires are planned, desired, beneficial and supervised by an adult; bad fires are not.

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety centers, fire safety games, fire safety songs, good and bad fires, end punctuation activities* Two, writing prompt craftivities are a fun way for students to show this understanding, and allow you to check comprehension

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety centers, fire safety games, fire safety songs, good and bad fires, end punctuation activitiesThe first one is a 3D flame "dangler" in two colors. (One with characteristics of good fires, the other bad.) 

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety centers, fire safety games, fire safety songs, good and bad fires, end punctuation activitiesThe other craftivity is a side-by-side comparison.

Completed projects make a terrific bulletin board or hallway wall display too. 

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety centers, fire safety games, fire safety songs, good and bad fires, end punctuation activitiesYounger kiddos can show this knowledge with several worksheet options.

I've included full color patterns, so you can easily make a sample to share, or use for further explanation.

good fire bad fire activities, good fire photographs, fire safety games, fire safety activities, fire safety centers, fire safety songs, 911 songs, fire safety crafts, end punctuation activitiesThe good fire-bad fire sorting worksheet (see photograph) could also be made into an independent center.

Simply laminate and trim the pieces.  To make this self-correcting, put a G or B on the back of each picture.

* The packet also includes a graphing activity, several other worksheets, posters and a bookmark

Besides being able to differentiate between good and bad fires, I wanted another way to review all of the fire safety rules my students were learning. 

good fire bad fire activities, good fire photographs, fire safety games, fire safety activities, fire safety centers, fire safety songs, 911 songs, fire safety crafts, end punctuation activitiesAs with many of my activities, I like to "kill two birds with one stone",  so I designed these "Fire Safety Fix the Sentence" cards. 

These 36, fire safety-themed sentence cards, are a quick, easy and fun way to review a variety of fire safety related facts, while practicing capitalization and end punctuation.

Read the cards together as a whole group to practice a lot of Dolch sight words.
Choose a student to come up and using a dry erase marker, circle letters that should be capitalized and then add end punctuation. (period, question mark & exclamation point).

For more practice, as an individual activity, have students choose X number of mini cards and rewrite the sentences correctly on the worksheet provided. 

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety songs, 911 activities, 911 songs, fire safety writing prompts, good and bad fires, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire safety bulletin boards, end punctuation activitiesOne of the most important fire safety rules that I teach my students, is about dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency. So today's FREEBIE features a 9-1-1 song to the tune of "This Old Man".

There are 3 poster options for you to choose from.  I hope your kiddos enjoy it as much as mine.

fire safety activities, fire safety craftsWell that's it for today. I'm still in a daze that September is over and we are now in October!

My grama Lydia always said "The older you get the faster time flies." Now that I'm in my "sexy sixties" I find that to be especially true! 

Wishing you a day filled with sunshine and laughter for a happily-ever-after.

"Time is free, but it's priceless; you can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it, and once you've lost it, you can never get it back." -Harvey Mackay

1-2-3 Come Do Some More Fire Safety Activities With Me    

I do a variety of themes each month, so I like to design some basic activities that practice the standards using that particular theme. 

fire safety activities, common core fire safety, fire safety worksheets, fire safety fun,With that in mind, since October is Fire Safety Month, I designed this jumbo fire safety packet, filled with a variety of activities, worksheets, and games that will PRACTICE ...

* upper and lowercase letters,
* alphabetical order,
* counting by 1s to 120,

* skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, and 10s
* ordinal numbers
* odd & even numbers

* addition & subtraction
* greater & less than
* making groups/sets

* using 10 frames
* recognizing numbers & number words
* using a 100 chart to find a hidden letter

fire safety activities, common core fire safety* graphing
* 2D
shapes
* rhyming words
* plus writing; along with this Fire Safety “Stuff”...

* Fire “Can, Is, Has” plus Firefighters & Fire Trucks “Can, Are, Have”
* Label a fire truck

* Fire safety word work
* Fire safety KWL
* Fire Safety Poster

* Our School’s Fire Safety Rules
* "Stop Drop & Roll" coloring page
* Venn Diagram comparing a firefighter with a police officer

common core fire safety, fire safety activities, fire safety worksheets* “What’s Hot What’s Not?” Sorting activity
* “Will It Burn?” Sorting activity
* “If a fire truck could talk what might it say?”
* Words that describe a fire truck & firefighter graphic organizers plus a ...

* Fire safety “slap bracelet”
* Get the firefighter to the fire! Maze Craze
* "How many words can you make using the letters in fire truck?" challenge, as well as ...

* A "Trace and Snip" your way to the fire trucks worksheet,
* A “Place the rungs on the ladder” fine motor practice activity
* A Fire Fighters and Fire Trucks "On a Roll" dice games and finally ...
* “The Wheels On The Fire Truck” upper & lowercase letter alphabet game.

common core fire safety, fire safety activities, fire safety worksheetsBesides this jumbo fire safety-themed packet that covers a variety of standards, I also designed a "Thank You Firefighters"  packet.   

Our local fire department comes with their truck,  to show and explain things to our students.

Afterwards, my kiddos are always eager to share what was their favorite thing that they saw/did, so it’s a perfect time to dive into some fun writing prompts.

They also want to make a card to thank the firefighters for coming and all that they do for us.

With that in mind, I designed this “Thank You Firefighters!” packet which also includes:
fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety rules, fire safety posters,  fire drill procedures, * A “Fire drill procedures” poster you can hang above your school’s instruction list and map.

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety rules, fire safety posters,  fire drill procedures, * A Venn diagram comparing a fire drill with a severe weather drill.
There's a color copy to do as a whole group activity, as well as a BW version so you can check comprehension when students fill in their own.

* A colorful “Thank you!” poster every one can sign
* A boy and girl firefighter “color me” poster, where children write a thank you note in the box

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety rules, fire safety posters,  fire drill procedures, * A colorful fire truck “Thank You!” card cover. Simply attach the blank paper and have everyone sign their name, which is great practice for little ones working on that skill.
* A “color me” fire truck thank you note

* A whole group discussion “Things We Learned Today:” poster, with a matching BW one if you want older students to make their own.

* A "Hats Off To Firefighters!” writing prompt craftivity, plus the following writing prompt worksheets:

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety rules, fire safety posters,  fire drill procedures,

* A boy and girl “color me” firefighter "Here are a few things that I learned from the firefighters..." 
* “Would you like to be a firefighter?
“My favorite thing about today was…”

* “Your clothes are on fire! What should you do?” 
* “Your house is on fire! What should you do?”
* “My family has a fire plan!” 
* “It’s a fire drill! Here’s what we do . . .” 

* Transitional writing: “What to do during a fire drill” (First, then, next, last) worksheet.

Any of the above completed projects make a sweet fire safety bulletin board too.

Finally, I truly believe that if students write fire safety rules down, they are reinforced so much better than when they just hear them, plus in so doing, i
t’s also a great way to send that information home, so children can share it with their families. With that in mind there’s also a “color me” fire safety writing prompt worksheet as well.

fire safety activities, fire safety crafts, fire safety rules, fire safety posters,  fire drill procedures, Today's featured FREEBIE also has a fire safety theme. It's a "Hands Off Fire!" craftivity, which is a quick, easy and fun writing prompt.

Adding the interesting hand print “fire” at the top will get students excited about doing this project, and completed prompts will make an awesome bulletin board.

Have your students sign the “We promise to keep our hands off fire” poster, and display it in the middle. 

There are two different writing prompts to choose from, plus a blank page to dream up your own.

I've also included a "Never Ever Play With Fire" song poster.

fire safety activities, fire safety craftsWell that's it for today.   Thanks for stopping by.

It's a breezy day, but perfect for a nice long walk with my poodle pup Chloe. Wishing you a relaxing and fun-filled day.

"Hoodies, bonfires, colorful falling leaves, apple cider and cuddling; autumn is here!"

 

1-2-3 Come Do Some Fire Safety Activities With Me  

October is Fire Safety Month.  I truly believe fire safety is some of the most important information we can share with our students. 

With that in mind, I designed some quick, easy and fun activities that will help reinforce those skills.  Today's blog features 3 of my new packets.

fire safety crafts, fire safety word work, fire safety bookl, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire escape plan, fire safety songs, the wheels on the fire truck song, fire escape plan homework connections, First up, is some fire safety word fun. Studying fire safety provides a real opportunity to build important vocabulary.

Words like fire drill, smoke detector, hydrant, and fire extinguisher  may all be common for us, but they are brand new for most young children; so I designed this fun word work packet, which is appropriate for preschoolers through 2nd grade.

fire safety crafts, fire safety word work, fire safety bookl, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire escape plan, fire safety songs, the wheels on the fire truck song, fire escape plan homework connections, This diversity will also help you differentiate lessons for those who are struggling, those who are right where they should be, as well as having the ability to challenge others who are ready to advance.

You can use the pocket chart-size word cards in a pocket chart, or attach magnets and use them on your white board. You can also attach Velcro dots and use them on a flannel board.

fire safety crafts, fire safety word work, fire safety bookl, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire escape plan, fire safety songs, the wheels on the fire truck song, fire escape plan homework connections, Later, reinforce the vocabulary by using them as flashcards, then adding them to a “fire safety” word wall. I’ve included a “header” poster for this.

I’ve also made a template where the cards are grouped into 3 columns of word cards.
Print, laminate and trim. Toss them in a fire hat or other container and have your students pick X number of cards, which they can alphabetize on the ABC worksheet, or use to make sentences, using the “I can write sentences!” worksheet.

Students can also sort these mini word cards on the “Syllable Sorting” mat.  There’s a matching bookmark of the words, which children can keep in their writing journals.  For more practice, there are 2 word finds, along with an “ABC Me” worksheet.

fire safety crafts, fire safety word work, fire safety bookl, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire escape plan, fire safety songs, the wheels on the fire truck song, fire escape plan homework connections, Another way to practice vocabulary is choose whatever words are appropriate for your kiddos, write them on the board, and have them copy them into their “fire safety vocabulary booklet”, which fits in wonderfully for “Daily 5 word work” or your writing block. (There are 4 cover options).

Use the 24-colorful picture cards for Memory Match or “I Have; Who Has?” games.
Younger children can match picture to picture, while older children can match a picture card to a word card.

The packet also includes a “My Itty Bitty Word Booklet” as another fun way to build vocabulary. Children color the pictures, trace & write the words, then cut and collate the squares into a just-the-right-size booklet.  

sMusic is a super-fun way to build vocabulary as well.  Since my kiddos love singing "The Wheels On The Bus", I used that tune and made up "The Wheels On The Fire Truck" which also helps reinforce some fire safety rules. 

The packet includes . . .

* A song poster with the words.
* Colorful pocket chart cards you can refer to while you’re singing.  Later pass them out to see if children can sequence them in the correct order.
* To build vocabulary and practice writing skills, I’ve also included a flip booklet where students trace, write, color, cut and collate.

fire safety crafts, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire safety centers, fire safety songs, fire safety activities, fire safety postersFinally, this fire truck "slider" craftivity, features some of the basic rules of fire safety.  

So that you can quickly and easily make a sample to share, I’ve included templates in full color.

There are also 2 black and white “slider” options for your kiddos. One without words for little ones, the other with a few words for students who are learning to read.

fire safety crafts, fire safety word work, fire safety bookl, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire escape plan, fire safety songs, the wheels on the fire truck song, fire escape plan homework connections, Children color the graphics, cut and glue their slider together, then slip it through the pre-cut slits on their fire truck.

fire safety crafts, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire safety centers, fire safety songs, fire safety activities, fire safety postersTrucks can be run off on white paper so that children can color them, or to expedite things, give children a choice & run off on red and yellow construction paper. Students simply add some accent colors with crayons.

There’s also a set of 5 colorful posters to help explain the fire safety rules, which can later be used for a bulletin board or wall display.

fire safety crafts, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire safety centers, fire safety songs, fire safety activities, fire safety postersI’ve also included a letter home to parents, should you want to have your students make and share their fire escape plan.

(Why teach rules, when there’s no follow through at home?)  

Because I think this is so important, I made the Fire Safety Escape Plan Letter today's featured FREEBIE.  Click on the link to grab your copy.

One never knows when this simple homework assignment might save a life. 

fire safety crafts, fire safety rules, fire safety posters, fire safety centers, fire safety songs, fire safety activities, fire safety postersWell that's it for today.  I hope you found something useful. 

It's an absolutely gorgeous fall day, so it's time for a much-needed brain break.  Wishing you a carefree day. 

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