Letter of The Week f

Fire f

letter of the week craft

I know I am only part way through the lowercase alphabet and I am repeating f, but true to what I preach I wanted to make something that was relevant to my little man. He is very into firefighters right now and he has had me read the books below countless times so I thought it more important to focus on his interests than if we’re repeating a letter or not.  Also he is not in the pictures today because he was out with his grandparents for a birthday treat.  We will be making this in the morning .

  1. Gather your materials. You will need red and yellow tissue paper, one piece of orange construction paper, one piece of black construction paper , glue , a marker and scissors.letter of the week craft
  2. Start by writing a lowercase f on the orange paper.letter of the week craft
  3. Cut your tissue paper into rough strips. letter of the week craft
  4. Add glueletter of the week craft
  5. Add your flames ( tissue paper)letter of the week craft
  6. Let dry
  7. Cut outletter of the week craft
  8. Glue to the black paper. letter of the week craft

Books

firefighters A to Z

Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demarest is an alphabet book that teaches about fire safety and the danger firefighters face every time the alarm sounds. My son is fascinated with firefighters right now, he loves to dress up as one at preschool and we often take the long way home to swing past the station and see if the engines are in or not.  He loves this book but I don’t think your child needs to have the level of obsession mine does to enjoy it.


The Little Fire Engine by Lois Lenski is a simple little book about a fire engine that goes to put out fires. Nothing special but every time my son sees it at the library he won’t let it go. In 6 months we’ve taken it out 4 times. I think the bright retro illustrations ( it was originally published in 1946) and the simple text is what makes it so appealing.
Fire Engines by Anne Rockwell is the current favorite at our house. I found it at a thrift store for twenty five cents and I am definitely getting much more than my moneys worth! It’s a cute book with easy text and cute cartoon dalmatians as fire fighters. I particularly love that there is a fire boat in the book since we often see those around here. Cute book for fire engine lovers!

Comments

  1. says

    My gal loves “The Fire Station” by Robert Munsch and the Little Golden Books “The Fire Fighter’s Counting Book” and “The Fire Engine Book”.

    She seems to have a thing for vintage illustrations and loves old Golden Books and Dick and Jane books.
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  2. says

    I have a 4yo boy who is, as far as he’s concerned, a fireman already (!). There is a great little website designed especially for such kids, linked on my blog (the guy who designed the site is the father of his fire-truck-crazy 5yo boy). Just click on the tab “something different” on my Javaline blog to get the url.

    Love your blog. I am particularly impressed by the letter of the week thing. I must start doing this myself. Thank you for your inspiration!

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