This request came in from quite a few people who wanted something simple to put together when teaching fire safety. I had a very hard time coming up with a face for my Fire truck... so I'm going to leave it to the kids to come up with their own name (I was thinking Fred the Fire Engine, but Tasha insisted that hers be called Franklin and Kaitlyn decided hers would be Sam).
Click here to see the completed craft made by Alexander (age 3)!
- some crayons (or paint or markers)
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Color (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces.
Adults may need to help with the cutting.
- If you are doing this craft with a large group, precut some of the pieces and tape them to another piece of paper with a small roll of masking tape so they won't wiggle around too much. When the kids are done coloring, remove the pieces and they can assemble right away (without waiting for cutting).
- Or, have everyone color their pieces and write on their names. Have an adult cut out the pieces and keep each child's together in ziploc baggies or envelopes. Then assemble the following day.
- Glue the face onto the front of the fire truck.
- Glue the back of the truck onto the front.
- Glue ladder onto the top (see picture at the top of this page for inspiration).
- You can stop here and just hang your fire truck on the wall
Or you can put it on a larger collage:
- Cut out a picture of a house from a magazine or
- Cut out some strips of red, orange and yellow tissue of construction paper fire and glue it to the roof of the home.
- you can also glue on some cotton ball smoke.
- Cut out photos of people (the best would be to use photos of your own family, but you can also use people from magazines or fliers) and have the family gathered at the assigned meeting place (as part of your fire safety plan, you should decide where in your yard/neighbours that everyone should meet once they get out of the house and then practice that during fire drills).
- have the friendly fire truck driving up the street to save the day.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).