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Fire Prevention
Submitted by: Venora Aaron, Aldine
• Pre-school • Bi-lingual
Clifford the Firehouse Dog/ Clifford Perro Bombero by:Norman Bridwell
This book is an opportunity to teach children about fire prevention. Clifford and Elizabeth take a trip to the fire station to visit Clifford’s brother Nero who works as a rescue dog. During the visit and a tour of the fire station, the fire alarm goes off. As usual, it’s Clifford to the rescue. Clifford rescues people, clears smoke, puts out smoke and even rescues a group of firefighters.
Firefighter / El bombero by:Jacqueline Laks Gorman
This book is a part an early reader bilingual series, "People in my Community." It introduces young children to the world of the firefighter, depicting the basic work of firefighters as they put out fires, rescue people in the community and visit schools talking to children about fire prevention.
Ten Little Firemen/Diez bomberitos
(Suit actions to the words)

Ten little firemen standing in a row,
The fire bell rings,
Down they go.
Ten little firemen riding on the truck,
The siren squeals,
The traffic is all stuck.
Ten little firemen putting out the fire,
The water rushes,
The ladder must go higher.
Ten little firemen turning all about,
The engine roars,
All the fire is out.

Spanish Translation

Diez bomberitos

(Haga lo que las palabras sugieren)

Diez bomberitos parados estan.
Las sirenas suenan y ellos se van.
Diez bomberitos ahora en camion van.
Las sirenas suenan y ellos se van.
Diez bomberitos apagan el fuego,
Guardan las mangueras y luego
Regresan a la estacion.

By Beverly J. Irby and Rafael Lara-Alecio
I Want to Be a Firefighter
I want to be a firefighter.
A firefighter I want to be.
If I were a firefighter,
I’d always fight against fire!

Spanish Translation

Quiero ser bomber.
Bombero quiero ser.
Si yo fuera bomber,
¡Con fuego siempre luchare!
Tiny Edible Fire Trucks

Each fire truck takes one and a half graham crackers. This craft makes a great snack that kids can make themselves (with some guidance). This craft can be messy

Materials Needed:

A paper plate
Graham crackers (1 1/2 per fire truck)
Tiny Ritz crackers (for wheels)
Stick pretzels
Black licorice
Softened cream cheese (or thick frosting)
Red food coloring
A red jellybean, a red Dots candy, a cherry, or a strawberry


1.Have an adult mix a few drops of food coloring to the cream cheese (or frosting). The children will use this edible "glue" to put their fire truck together.

2.Put half a graham cracker on top of the "glue." This is the cab of the fire truck.

3."Glue" a red jellybean, a red Dots candy, a cherry, or a strawberry on top of the cab. This is the fire truck's red light. "Glue" four of the tiny Ritz crackers to the sides - these are the wheels.

4.On the back of the truck, "glue" two pretzels parallel to each other. Then "glue" in broken pieces to make a tiny ladder.

5.Glue" on a piece of licorice - this is the fire hose.
The fingerplay "Ten Little Firemen" came from The Bilingual Books of Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Fingerplays by Pam Schiller, Rafael Lara-Alecio, and Beverly J. Irby (Page 207)

The Fingerplay "I Want to Be a Firefighter" came from Spanish Piggyback Songs by Sonya Karawinkel (Page 41)

The craft came from the following website: www.enchantinglearning.com