Next week we will start our new theme, Fall Fun. Our first week we will learn about apples. The following weeks we will learn about falling leaves, scarecrows and pumpkins. I am super excited and hope to plan some fun outings as well! Stay posted!
"Call out to God in times of trouble, and He will rescue you."
(Easy- to- Read version)
Firefighter Song (from Kinder Korner)
(tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little firefighter on the go.
Here is my helmet
Here is my hose.
When I see a fire,
Hear me shout:
"Turn on the water
and put the fire out!"
ART CONNECTION: Fire Truck Collage
(adapted from the blog, Arts and Craft Ideas and Inspirations Blog)
- white paper
- cut up pieces of red, orange and yellow tissue paper
- red and black construction paper to create a truck and wheels
- Elmer's glue and water
- pipe cleaners
- a piece of yarn (I used black felt with sticker on the back for the hose and the wheels.)
- blue ribbon, cut up
How to Make:
1. Have your tot help rip up pieces of red, orange and yellow construction and tissue paper.
Then have your tot place pieces of paper strips on their paper and paint in place with
Elmer's glue mixture to create a fire collage.
2. Once the collage is dry, have your tot glue red shapes to create a fire truck and black circles
4. Bend pipe cleaners to create a ladder. Help your tot glue these onto her paper.
5. Use the piece of yarn to create a hose. Have your tot glue this in place.
6. Have your tot glue pieces of blue ribbon to create water.
Cut helmet on red and dog ears on white construction paper (see picture above). With a black marker color black dots on the ears and glue to the front of paper cup. Glue pompom for its nose and wiggly eyes to the front and let dry. Add glue to the helmet flap and attach to the top
of the head. Add a mouth with a black marker. Insert your hand into the cup and use as puppet.
MATH CONNECTION: Counting Fire Detectors...
I printed off the My Fire Inspection Checklist found at Sparky.org and after we counted fire detectors we went around inspecting the house.
MOTOR SKILLS: Dramatic Play
(adapted from the Totally Tots blog)
We pretended to be firefighters and we practiced the “stop, drop, and roll” routine. We also made fire fighter hats out of foam board. (See instructions here.)
FOOD FUN: Fresh French Fried Potatoes
6 medium-sized potatoes
2 - 3 garlic cloves, thinly chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp butter, chopped
sea salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 425˚F. Put the potato on a chopping board, flat side down. Start from one end of the potato, cut almost all the way through, at about 3 to 4 mm intervals.
Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Scatter some butter on top of each potato. Then drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.