Firefighter, fire safety, and community helpers units are perfect times to work on critical language skills: identifying and stating object functions, using specific vocabulary (not "right there") and location concepts, answering wh questions and using prepositional phrases.
You will receive 38 pages, mostly color. There are three primary activities to address the above goals.
There is a set of 14 large vocabulary pictures to use to introduce vocabulary related to firefighters and fire safety. As you read the question and description, students will find the matching picture. These pictures can also be used for barrier games and other activities.
Second, the students are shown a friendly firefighter who needs the help of your students!! Using a speech bubble, they tell the student their situation and ask them what type of tool or item they should use and the student chooses from 3 pictures to "help" the firefighter. This can be a large group, small group or individual activity.
The third activity requires students to work together to put out a fire. One puts the "fire" on a picture and then uses a prepositional phrase and precise location word to tell the firefighters (with the pretend hose) where the fire is located. The pictures include enough white space around each picture so that you can work on a variety of location concepts, including on/off, under, above/below, top/bottom, next to, front/back or behind. It can also be used as a barrier activity to promote specific language. This works nicely in a center and you can include a component of dramatic play by adding props such as fire hats and old garden hoses. It can also be a small group or individual therapy session activity.
The activities were designed for 3-6-year-olds to be used in an early intervention setting, child-care setting, 4k center or therapy setting. Many of the activities can be used with first graders with language delays. Please check out the preview pages to see screenshots of all the activities and thanks for stopping by!!
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School Bus Safety Packet!
Real or Pretend? Halloween Activities.
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Copyright: 2014 Donna Miazga Revised and Updated 7/17