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  • Cristi Wuenschel

Firefighters Are Superheroes Too!

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

This week's topic from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is Everyday Superheroes and today we learned about Firefighters, which is just one example of an everyday superhero that most preschoolers are very familiar with.

firefighter in full gear

We read Firefighters A to Z, which is a wonderful alphabetical account of what it's like to be a firefighter. And of course, we discussed everyday superheroes as well.

One of the things we learned was that a firefighter's gear weighs approximately 60 lbs, so we talked about what wearing that much weight (as much as some of our friends weigh) might feel like.

Firefighters A to Z picture book

Some of our friends have family members who are superheroes and even one whose daddy is a firefighter.

We spent some time going around and talking about who we know who is an everyday superhero and the kiddos told us all about firefighters and police officers that are special to them.

ice cubes in sensory bin with measuring cups

Slushies made for a fun fire-themed snack and we made a sensory bin with ice too.

preschooler scooping ice into measuring cup

Today's Experience Early Learning craft was a firefighter puppet and the children had a wonderful drawing their own faces and adding details to their puppet.

preschooler's firefighter puppet craft in progress

I heard a few of the preschoolers talking about taking their puppets to the dramatic play center. It's so great to see them being creative and playing together.

preschooler's firefighter puppet finished

Today's math game was absolutely adorable. We made a ladder with tape and used popsicle sticks for the rungs.

popsicle sticks with numbers 1-20 and corresponding dot patterns

Each rung had a number from 1-20 and the corresponding number of dots.

The preschoolers practiced putting the numbers into the correct order while the older children counted by 2's or 5's.

popsicle sticks with numbers put into order by skip counting 2's

Talk about a wonderful day of learning through play with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time)!

Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to with the last few days of this month's Superheroes theme.

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