Community Helpers: Policemen, Firefighters, Paramedics


Letter Dd:

  • Dd color page, Dd writing sheet
  • D words: Dog, Daddy, Dolphin, Drum, Dinosaur (post uppercase and lowercase letter and words with picture on fridge, go over letters daily)

Discussions:  Some of these discussion questions are better suited for older preschoolers and can leave young children feeling scared and anxious.  Use your best judgement when discussing emergency situations with your kids.

  • When there is an emergency, who do you call?
  • What special job do policemen do? (firefighters? Paramedics?)
  • When you hear a siren while in the car, what does the driver need to do?
  • If you ever smell smoke or see fire, what should you do?
  • If mommy ever gets sick and you can’t wake her up, what should you do?
  • The paramedics drive an ambulance.  Where does the ambulance take people who are sick?


The firefighter

This firefighter rings the bell

This firefighter hold the hose so well

This firefighter slides down the pole

This firefighter chops a hole

This firefighter climbs higher and higher

And all the fire-fighters put out the fire!


Police Officers fingerplay

Five police officers standing by a door——-

One became a traffic cop; then there were four.

Four police officers watching over me—-

One took home a lost boy, and then there were three.

Three police officers dressed all in blue—-

One stopped a speeding car, and then there were two.

Two police officers—how fast they run!

One caught a bad man, and then there was one.

One police officer saw smoke faraway.

He called the firehouse, and the fireperson saved the day.


Large Motor Activity:

Stop!  Drop!  Cover!  Roll!

Pretty self-explanatory.

Fire Drill

If there is a fire in the house, where do we go?  Push the smoke alarm button, then proceed outside to a safe place.

Get Down Low and Go! Go! Go!

Practice getting down low to the ground and moving towards the door as you would if there were a fire.


Fire Fighter (chant with pat, pat, clap)


Fire Fighter, Fire Fighter, hear the alarm
Save the building, from any harm.
Fire fighter, Firefighter, no time to rest
Wake up, Wake up, do your Best!

I’m a  Firefighter

Sung to: “I’m a little teapot”

I’m a firefighter dressed in red.
With my fire hat on my head.
I can drive the fire truck, fight fire too,
And I help make things safe for you.




Have your child sort the pets by placing them onto the large construction paper cut-outs

  • Create 5-10 “Sparky the Dogs” out of paper cups.  Label each firehat 1-5(10).  Cut out that many dots for each dog.  Have the child glue the dots onto the dogs according to the number on the hat.  Count the dots and the dogs daily.

  • Print the “Hot” and “Not Hot” sort from in the activities section.  Go over which things are hot and not daily.  Count the number of hot things and not hot things.


Sensory/Outdoor Play:


  • Put the Flames Out

Get red and yellow sidewalk chalk. Draw flames on a sidewalk and let you children put them out with water bottles.






Field Trip:

  • Check with your local police department and fire station to see if there are any tour days.


Bath Play:

  • For those of you that can’t do sidewalk art at this point, draw flames on the shower walls with bath crayons and let your child spray/squirt them with water.


Creative Play/Art:

Policeman Badge and Hat



  • Cut out badge shapes out of the cardboard. Next cover the cardboard with Aluminum foil. Finally the kids can use the non-brush side of a paint brush to etch a badge into the aluminum foil
  • Color and cut out hat printable.  Cut strips of paper and staple together to form a band and staple the hat onto the band.

Fireman Hat


  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Bowls
  • Paint
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum Foil


  • Cut out the center of a paper plate then attach a paper bowl to the plate. Let your children paint the hat red and then cover a piece of cardboard with aluminum foil to make the emblem



  • White, Blue, or Black construction paper
  • Rectangles, squares, and circles precut for the parts of the firetruck
  • Glue


Have your child glue the parts of the firetruck together to form a firetruck on the piece of white, blue, or black paper.

  • Police Department

Create a jail cell from a cardboard box.  Play Cops and Robbers with your child  and take turns going to jail.  Handcuffs can be made out of loose yarn and cardboard circles.


  • Cozy Coupe Paramedics

Create a tiny stretcher out of cardboard that will fit over the cupholders in the back of the cozy coupe.  Decorate the cozy coupe like an ambulance by taping two painted paper cups to the top.  Pretend to assess the situation (with a small doll or stuffed animal), stabilize, and rush the patient to the hospital.  If you have a lot of play space, you can even have a hospital set up so that the children can continue their doctor play from last week.




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