Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Egg Carton Fire Trucks

Today we made these super cute egg carton fire trucks for the firemen at station 5 that are coming to visit us tomorrow. 


Here is what you need to make them...
1) cardboard egg cartons
2) window (1 1/2 X 1 1/2 white) 1
3) wheels ( 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 black) 3
4) lights (1 X 1 yellow) 3
5) siren (1 X 1 red) 1
6) ladder (1/2 strips)
7) red paint and paint brushes
8) white glue

Here is how you make them...
1) Cut a small section out of the top of the egg carton. Paint the egg carton red. Allow to dry. It does not take them very long to dry. 
2) Glue the window on. 
3) For the wheels, clip all 4 corners and round. Glue on. 
4) For the lights, clip all 4 corners and round. Glue on. 
5) For the siren, clip the top 2 corners and round. Glue onto the top of the window. 
6) For the ladder, cut the 1/2 inch strips to fit the length of the right side of the egg carton. Glue the 2 strips on slightly apart from each other. Glue on ladder rung strips. 

There are 5 firemen coming tomorrow so we made 5 firetrucks. My students worked together as a table to make the firetrucks. We made them one step at a time and the students took turns cutting and gluing. 






5 comments:

School Sparks Renee said...

Adorable. What a great teamwork activity. Renee

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Fun! How is kindergarten teaching you (I mean being back in the classroom)?? I got my Phonics Fish the other day!!!!!! Thanks! Can't wait to bust them out!

Megan
Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
Mrs. Wheeler TpT

Erin Cefalu said...

Hi Mrs. Larremore,
I am a student teacher in Louisiana. I love this idea for teaching students about the community helper, firemen. How do you feel I could allow students to have more creative freedom with this activity rather then completing step by step? My professors are always stressing to not show students a completed activity. They feel students will do the activity exactly how you did it rather than how they would like to.
Thank you in advance!
-Erin Cefalu

Mrs. Larremore said...

Erin,
You could try reading a book about fire trucks then having a discussion and charting a list of the things you might find on a fire truck. Then you could just give them paper and materials and let them make them the way they want. I hope this helps.

Mrs. Larremore said...

Erin,
You could try reading a book about fire trucks then having a discussion and charting a list of the things you might find on a fire truck. Then you could just give them paper and materials and let them make them the way they want. I hope this helps.