Here Come The Fire Engines!

At story hour this week, one child brought her toy fire engine and another wore his fire engine shirt! They knew what we'd be reading about! This week's focus was on firefighters and their vehicles. We read several of these books including Fire Truck by Peter Sis, the story of a boy who imagines he's a fire truck, and Firebears, The Rescue Team by Rhonda Gowler Greene, a rhyming book about a team of teddy bear fire fighters! We found similarities in all the books, like the firefighters' clothes, the fire pole, the CLANG, CLANG, CLANG of the fire alarm.
 

Our craft was a stand-up fire truck with a coiled up hose, a light on the top and a ladder with rungs - a new word for some of us! We tried them out on the rug, racing them around and sounding their sirens!


During the craft, there was some impromptu singing of "The Wheels on the Fire Truck". If you want to try this at home, it sounds something like this:

The Wheels on the Fire Truck  (Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The wheels on the firetruck go round and round
Round and round, Round and round
The wheels on the firetruck go round and round, all through the town

The engine on the truck goes vroom, vroom, vroom
Vroom, vroom, vroom...Vroom, vroom, vroom
The engine on the truck goes vroom, vroom, vroom, all through the town

The siren on the truck goes whoo, whoo, whoo
Whoo whoo, whoo, whoo
The siren on the truck goes whoo, whoo, whoo, all through the town

The seatbelts on the truck go click, click,
Click, click, click...Click, click, click
The seatbelts on the bus goes click, click, click, all through the town

The ladder on the truck goes up and down
Up and down...Up and down
The ladder on the truck goes up and down, all through the town

The hose on the truck goes spray, spray, spray
Spray, spray, spray...Spray, spray, spray
The hose on the truck goes spray, spray, spray, all through the town

The people on the truck go "We'll help out"
"We'll help out, We'll help out"
The people on the truck go "we'll help out", all through the town

When it was time to leave, everyone stopped at the circulation desk to see Michelle and get a hand stamp and an extra, wonderful surprise - a fire hat to take home! Many thanks to the New Hampton Fire Department for making so many little ones very happy and really excited to be a pretend firefighter!

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

loved this storytime and craft! was such a hit with my son!

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