Fire Engine added 9-28-98 Original Author unknown
Need: Paper, yarn, straws
Directions: Precut circular and rectangular shapes from construction paper. Have the children glue the precut shapes on to a piece of construction paper to resemble a fire truck. They may add yarn or string for the fire hose and use straws to make a ladder.
Fire Painting added 9-28-98 Original Author unknown
Need: Marker, paint, paper, plastic wrap
Directions: Using colors associated with fire (red, orange) squirt or draw thick lines on the paper and add a few drops of black paint here and there. Press clear plastic wrap onto the paper and squeegee the paint around. Pull plastic off of the paper using a strong vertical pulling action. (This will cause the paint to look like fire.) When paint is dry have the children glue a black cutout of a house (windows cut out) and/or a black cutout of a fire truck.
Flame Paints with Marbles added 9-28-98 Original Author unknown
Need: Yellow and red tempera paint in small cups or bowls; marbles; box lid and manila paper
Directions: Let children lay a piece of manila paper in the box lid. Spoon out one to three small blobs of pint on the paper and place one or more marbles in the lid. By tilting the lid slightly the marbles will roll around through the paint and make “flame” designs. Add more spoonfuls of paint if desired to increase the color blending.
Fire Truck added 8-18-00 Original Author unknown Need: paper, glue, scissors
Directions: I give red long rectangles and circles for wheels. I do give 4.. put 2 on each side. I also give them a larger circle and demonstrate how to make a spiral… cutting round and round and round to make a hose. If time permits I would give them scraps of paper to make a ladder. I like kids to be creative so I just demonstrate and let them go.
911 Collage added 9-24-00 Original Author unknown
Need: paper, scissors, and glue
Directions: Cut 9’s and 1’s out of paper. Then glue them onto a piece of paper.