Children love to pretend to be Firefighters, Doctors, Construction Workers, Musicians, Artists and anything grown-up. The Firefighters & Police Officers Activity Book is great for developing your little learners’ counting, word recognition, letter identification, phonic awareness, counting, sorting and fine-motor skills.
Firefighters & Police Officers Activity Book
Activity 1: Circle the letter that each picture starts with
Before you hand out the activity sheet, ask children which letters different police officer and firefighter objects begin with. Ask volunteers to write these letter sounds on the board. Hand out the activity books and ask the children to color all the beginning sounds while the teacher demonstrates on the board.
Activity 2: Letter Sounds Puzzles
Write the words orange, blue, yellow & red on the board. Explain to the children that they need to cut out the puzzle pieces and put them together to make these 2 color words. Children complete the puzzles.
Activity 3: Color the pictures in each row that begin with the same sound
Write letters Aa, Hh, Pp, Ll, Bb, Rr & Ff on the whiteboard (upper and lower case letters apart from each other). Ask children to point to the matching upper- and lower-case letters and then to memorize all the letters, then to close their eyes as the Teacher erases a letter. Children guess the letter when they open their eyes. Continue with more letters. Children complete the activity sheet.
Activity 4: Help the Police Officer find the path
Place ABC cards on the floor in alphabetical order and ask the children to take turns to jump next to the cards as everyone sing the ABC song. Children complete the activity sheet by coloring the letters.
Activity 1: Number Match
Count from 1 – 10 on your fingers. Ask children to do the same. Look at the cut-out sheet. Count the pictures and fingers on the hands with the children. Do the same with the dice sheet. Children cut out the pictures and paste it next to the correct dice number.
Activity 2: Help the Firefighter to find the Firetruck
Stick number cards 1 – 20 on the board. Count while pointing to them. Ask volunteers to do the same. Children complete the activity sheet by coloring the numbers.
Activity 3: Addition
Show children how to add using fingers or children. Children complete the activity sheet.
Activity 4: Pictograph
Children color all the identical pictures the same, then. Color these, count and complete the pictograph.
Activity 5: Traffic Sign Shapes
Go outside, draw some shapes with chalk on the floor. Shout ‘Square’ and everyone runs to the square. Continue with all shapes. Children cut out the traffic signs and paste these onto the correct shapes.
Activity 6: Patterns
Demonstrate creating patterns on the board with one, two and three attributes (i.e. shape, color and size). Children create their own patterns on the activity sheet using stamps or finger paint.
Activity 7: Color, Stamp & Trace
Children color the bubble number, stamp the amount (or use sticker, or finger paint) and trace the numbers.
Activity 8: Color, Stamp & Trace
Demonstrate more/ less with volunteers (this group has more children than this group etc.). Children color the set that has less on the activity sheet.
Art Activity: Police Hat Paper Craft
Children color the hat with blue markers and cut out all the pieces. Then the teacher helps them assemble the hats.
Activity 1: Investigating Finger Prints
Talk to the kids about finger prints and how everyone’s is different. Ask them to look at their own and at their friends’ finger prints. Children then use ink pads to print all the fingers on their left hand and then all the fingers on their right hand.
Activity 2: Fire Painting
Paint the fire using yellow and red water paint and see the magic happen.
Activity 3: Fiery Fires
What you need:
- Baking Soda
- Red and Yellow Food Coloring
- Muffin Paper cups
Completing the Activity:
Mix the red and yellow food coloring in water to make orange. Pour some of the liquid in each child’s cup. Pass around the vinegar and ask the children to smell it. This was very funny.
When everyone has smelled the vinegar, pour some in each child’s cup (almost to the top). Then ask the children to scoop up some baking soda (with a teaspoon) and to put this into their cups with the orange mixture. This is where the fiery fires erupt 🙂
Police Officers & Firefighters Cooking Activity
What you need:
- Strawberry/ Raspberry jam
- Cheese Slices
- Pretzel Sticks
- Oreo cookies
- Plastic Knives (we used coffee stirrers)
How to do the activity:
Cut the bread slices in half and give each child one. Put a teaspoon full of jam onto the slices and ask the kids to spread it using the plastic knives. Cut the cheese slices into 6 rectangles and give one piece to each child (the firetruck window).
Give each child 2 pretzel sticks and show them how to make pretzel ladders. Hand out one Oreo cookie to each child and ask them to open the cookie up and to use these as the wheels. And they have little edible firetrucks!