Here is a Firefighter

Happy Flannel Friday!  I’m back after a not-so-brief hiatus with a firefighter flannel that is perfect for a Fire Safety storytime in October.

At various parts in the rhyme I would pause and hold up the item, asking the kiddos for the word.  The grey beard (aka mask) was great because we had a brief discussion about how it’s important to not be scared of them, even though they are big and cover a firefighter’s mouth so you can’t really see the person.  Then I would put the article of clothing on the wrong spot (e.g. put the pants on top of the head).  Once we had made it all the way through and the kids showed me where each item properly goes, we repeated the rhyme again.  Without further ado…

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Here is a firefighter!

Here are his pants.

Here is his coat,

and here is his hat.

Here are his gloves,

Here are his boots.

Here is his mask,

And his fire hose too!

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Credit: original

Pattern: click here

Many thanks to Kathryn at Fun with Friends at Storytime for hosting the Round Up this week!  If you’d like to see my entire firefighter storytime plan, you can visit the full post here.

Have a great weekend!

Storytime Spotlight: Fire Safety with Toddler Tikes

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Fire safety is one of my favorite storytime themes!  We had a blast last week.  Here’s a closer look at the plan…


Welcome/Opening Songs: I wore my firefighter hat for this one!  As always, when we took a bow my hat fell off.  Cracks them up every time!

  • If You’re Happy and You Know It – Traditional
  • Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Letter of the Week: M

Fingerplay: Dance Your Fingers

Book #1: Fire Engine No.9 – Mike Austin

This was definitely the crowd’s favorite book.  They really liked making all the loud fire engine noises!

Flannel: Here is a Firefighter

They LOVED this flannel!  The first time through the rhyme, I paused to let them fill in the words and put the clothing articles on the wrong spot (e.g. pants on head).  We repeated the rhyme a second time after the toddlers taught me all about where clothes are supposed to go.  🙂

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Here is a firefighter!

Here are his pants.

Here is his coat,

and here is his hat.

Here are his gloves,

Here are his boots.

Here is his mask,

And his fire hose too!

___

Credit: original

Pattern: click here

Action Song: Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Fire Truck (Lap Bounce with Shakers)

Once we were dressed, we were ready for action!  This song was so much fun.  I encouraged the parents to put their young toddlers in their laps and bounce fast/slow with the song while we acted out the lyrics.  The toddlers loved being raised in the air for “climb the ladder!”

to the tune of Little Red Wagon

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck!

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck!

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck!

Ding ding ding ding ding!

Hurry, hurry, turn the corner!

Hurry, hurry, turn the corner!

Hurry, hurry, turn the corner!

Ding ding ding ding ding!

Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder!

Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder!

Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder!

Ding ding ding ding ding!

Hurry, hurry, spray the water!

Hurry, hurry, spray the water!

Hurry, hurry, spray the water!

Ding ding ding ding ding!

Slowly, slowly, back to the station.

Slowly, slowly, back to the station.

Slowly, slowly, back to the station.

Ding ding ding ding ding…

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Credit: The Kiboomers

Book #2: Firebears, the Rescue Team – Rhonda Greene

Had to skip a few pages with this one, as the toddlers were getting a little tired.

Craft: Shape Firetrucks

This is such a fun craft!  If you let the kiddos really do their own thing (like Stacy at Things to Share and Remember), it tells you a lot about their development.

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And that’s all folks!  Thanks for stopping by!  If you’d like my Microsoft OneNote master file (which includes even more resources I didn’t end up using this time around), just click on the pencil below.

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