Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Five Little Firefighters

Today we talked about the important role of firefighters. Our craft project was based on a poem called "Five Little Firefighters." I got the idea from KidsSoup, but because I'm not a member I only had a tiny picture to go by. So I just made it up as best I could.
Yesterday I got a red hand print from all of the kids. I was so happy with myself for remembering to put the print near the top of the paper to leave room for the poem below. I completely forgot I needed to leave room at the top for the heads and hats!
Oops! Oh well, it was an easy fix. I just cut out the hand prints and put them on another piece of paper. Then the kids used a glue stick to add heads to the fingertips.
The heads are just circles I traced from a marker cap onto a few different colors of paper. Then they glued on firefighter hats.
The hats are a little silly. I did the best I could. I made two kinds, one with a short rim on one side and a long rim on the other (like the firefighter is looking sideways) and the other one with two short rims (as if the firefighter is looking straight ahead). But that was unnecessary because the kids didn't pay attention to that when they drew on the faces. So I would say you only need one kind of hat. After drawing faces, the kids drew arms -- basically just red lines coming off the fingers.
Finally, they drew the hose, which started at the pinky and went to the thumb. And then they used a glue bottle and blue glitter (say that 5 times fast!) to make the water coming out of the hose. I added a copy of the poem to the bottom of the paper.


These turned out pretty cute! Here's the poem I used:

Five little firefighters sleeping in a row.
Ring goes the bell, down the pole they go.
They jump on the engine and put out the fire.
Now they're back home, but they sure are tired.

**Linking up to TGIF Linky Party at Living Life Intentionally!**

22 comments:

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

These are ADORABLE! I love how you used blue glitter for the water, so fun!

Jackie said...

I agree these are adorable. I have a membership to Kidssoup (which I think is worth every penny) so I looked at the pattern and you did a great job. The hats are the same as the pattern. This is a very cool project. I like your poem better.

Betsy said...

Thanks Rachel and Jackie! I was really happy with how these turned out. So cute!

Susan said...

2 CUTE! Thanks so much for posting this!

Susan said...

These were so cute that I had my 2 year old class do them today! We are talking about firemen and the fire truck will be visiing too. Thank you! The parents will love them.

Betsy said...

Susan, I'm so glad you were able to do them with your class! I bet their tiny hand prints were adorable!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

This is waaaaaaaay cute & clever! LOVE it! Would you please come and link it up at my TGIF Linky Party -http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
I am also your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)
Beth

Betsy said...

Thanks for the invite, Beth! I'm on my way over right now!

Suzanne said...

Those are so CUTE! I have never seen anything like this before with a handprint!

Betsy said...

Thanks, Suzanne!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

I LOVE this hand art & featured it on TGIF Link yparty #6 - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/11/tgif-linky-party-6-2-weeks-long.html - thanks for linking them up!! Go grab an I was featured button! I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
Beth =-)

Forest Rose @ Kingdom First Homeschool said...

This is the cutest hand print craft ever...I pinned it!! Blessings from your newest follower!

Forest Rose

Betsy said...

Thanks, Forest Rose!

Maro s kindergarten said...

This is the cutest craft I have ever seen!!!!

Debs- Learn with Play @ home said...

That is SO cute! I'm inspired to do something similar and add the numbers to the picture to help with number recognition. My daughter would love it. Debs:)

Debs- Learn with Play @ home said...

PS- New follower now :)

Betsy said...

Debs, I like the idea of adding numbers! I'll have to remember that for next year. Thanks for your support!

Peg said...

Oh, this is so cute! I added a link to my Firefighter Crafts article on Squidoo. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love this! It's adorable. Thank you for sharing!

najamonline4u said...

Wow! Fire-stopping project of kids . that is so cute

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your fantastic firefighter project! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/five-little-firefighters/

If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a great project idea!

Julia Macintosh said...

Thank you for posting what the kids final projects look like! I love seeing what the project really looks like instead of the adult finished product!