Firefighter Dalmatian Kids Craft: a fun and simple fire prevention craft for the kids! Great classroom idea for fire prevention week!
This post was sponsored by Energizer, all opinions are mine.
My oldest son is in Kindergarten this year and early in October, which is fire prevention month, he was able to participate in a fire prevention week during school. They learned all about how fires can start, how to get out of the house safely and more. They even got to tour and go in a fire truck. I remember as a young girl being able to do the same thing and I always loved seeing the fire truck. Every year local firefighters will come and explain to the students just how important fire safety is to understand. One thing they would always talk about is changing the batteries in smoke detectors. Just like our local firefighters, Energizers Change your Clock, Change Your Battery program encourages us to change the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when we change our clocks. It is a simple, life-saving habit than can help keep us and our loved ones more safe in our home.
I wanted to find a way to talk to my younger son about some of the same fire prevention skills my older son learned in school. We made these easy and cute firefighter dalmatians as we chatted about all things fire.
Supplies for Firefighter Dalmatian Kids Craft:
- White paper cup
- Black craft paint
- Q-tips or small paint brushes
- Googley eyes
- Black, red and Orange construction paper
- Craft Glue or Hot Glue
We started off by using our Q-tips to paint on small black dots and a black nose on the white paper cup. I find it easier for my younger son to paint circles with Q-tips than a paint brush, but you can use either. Allow the paint to dry before continuing.
We then attached two black puppy ears that we cut out of our black construction paper. You can use craft glue or parents can choose to use hot glue. I used hot glue because it sped up the process 🙂
We cut out a firefighter helmet and a little shield shape out of our red and orange construction paper. We then glued it to the front center of the puppy.
Lastly we added some eyes and a smile.
My younger son and I had a fun time talking about fire and how different smoke detectors work. We talked about how all of our fun electronics only work if our batteries work. Energizer provides smart energy for smart devices with a variety of battery sizes and products. For 29 years, the Energizer® brand has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to help keep families safe through the Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries™ program.