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Douse the House: Firefighter Activity

Douse the House: Firefighter Activity

What does it take to put out a fire? A good stream of water and a brave firefighter!! This activity will have your little hero ready to join the Academy!

Level Of Difficulty: EasyMediumDifficult

Time To Prepare: Under 1 Hour

Time Until Ready: Under 2 Hours

Recommended Age: 3 to 8 years

What does it take to put out a fire? A good stream of water and a brave firefighter!! This activity will have your little hero ready to join the Academy!

What you need:

  • Firefighter hose backpack or Garden Hose
  • Old Box
  • 6 red plastic cups
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue stick
  • Embellishments (construction paper, etc to decorate your house)

Step 1

We taped an old shipping box closed and painted it brown. Construction paper was used to create windows, doors and flames.

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Step 2

Stack the plastic cups in a pyramid on top of the box.

Douse the House: Firefighter Activity

Step 3

Have players don their firefighter gear and prepare to save some lives!

Douse the House: Firefighter Activity

Step 4

Taking turns, each player stands a designated distance from the "burning building". When the "fire chief" yells go, the firefighter begins to spray the water toward the plastic red cups. The game can be made more difficult by asking the rescuer to close their eyes, move further from the building, stand on one foot etc. We tried to push only one cup off of the tower at a time. It was a challenge!

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Michelle McCafferty

Author: Michelle McCafferty

Hi, I’m Michelle. I am the proud mommy of two smart, playful, imaginative little girls. I am a Registered Nurse and understand the importance of play in a child’s life. Pretend play is the number one activity in our house.

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