Today, Lowe’s Build and Grow offered a Fire Safety project! They frequently hold free workshops for kids to have a chance to build something, but I only found out about those this summer when they did a series of Avengers projects. I can’t believe we weren’t going sooner! It’s such a great opportunity for Evan to do something, and at no cost.
It’s geared toward kids slightly older than Evan, but we’ve found that with a little help, Evan is very capable of doing these projects. Today’s project was a fire truck with fire safety note cards – 8 double-sided cards with tips. Evan of course didn’t build it all on his own, but he did a good amount, and he felt accomplished doing what he could.
The Lowe’s project inspired us to focus more on fire safety. I found some great fire safety printables from Royal Baloo that matched the theme and worked on other great skills for preschoolers – like cutting, tracing, colors. These were a great way to keep the conversation going and focused on fire safety, instead of him simply playing with the fire truck for a few minutes and moving on.
Since we don’t do worksheets often, Evan loved getting the chance to do these! We talked about each word and went over the letters. It was a great learning experience! The word “extinguisher” was a fun one to go over.
I saved some of the printables for later to bring the topic up again. We still have a lot of work to do in teaching Evan his fire safety tips, but these definitely make it more fun for a preschooler. I would also love to take him to a fire station though! That would be the ultimate in excitement, I’m sure.