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Put the Fire OUT!


garden hose
scissors (adult use only)
red construction paper
firefighter costumes


l Rinse out the garden hose.
l Allow time for the hose to dry out completely, and then cut the hose
into 24" to 36" sections.
l Create a picture and word label for the box or storage container for
the hose sections.
l Cut out several different-sized fire patterns from the paper.
What To Do
1. Talk with the children about fire and fire safety. Ask the children if
they have ever seen a fire truck in use. Have they seen fire hoses being
2. Talk with the children about how fire trucks hook their hoses up to fire
hydrants and spray water to put out fires.
3. Show the children the hoses, fire cutouts, and firefighter materials.
4. Invite the children to dress up as firefighters and work together to put
out the fires they see.
Teacher - to - Teacher Tip
l Take the children on a field trip to the local firehouse to see the fire
trucks, firefighters (in regular clothing and firefighter gear), where
firefighters live, what they do while at the firehouse, and to handle an
actual fire hose.
To assess the children's learning, consider the following:
l Do the children understand the importance of the fire department in
the community?
l Are the children able to work together to put out the imaginary fires?
Book: Learn Every Day About Social Studies
Center: Dramatic Play/Pretend & Play/House Corner
Topic: Occupations
Content: The Arts: Dramatic Arts
Area: Language
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Small Group

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