(Open picture game-Police) Print and laminate the pictures in the format you prefer. Use them to spark a discussion with your group and to ask children questions related to the theme. For example, you can ask them to name the color of a police car, which number we must dial to call the police, and if they have ever visited a police station.
Other circle time questions:
- Is there a police station in your city? Do you know where it is?
- Do you know a police officer?
- Can you name parts of a policeman’s or policewoman’s uniform?
- What do you know about a police officer’s job?
- When you are all grown up, what would your dream profession be?
Set a telephone at either end of a table, one for you and one that the children in your group can take turns using to call you, a 911 operator. For circle time, encourage children to dial 911 to ask you questions related to the theme. Every time a child dials 911, answer: “911, how may I help you?” You may also present items linked to safety and use them to slowly introduce your theme.
Illustrated circle time chart
(Open picture game-Police) Print several illustrations or pictures related to the theme and glue them on a large piece of cardboard. Laminate it. During circle time, use the chart to present various items related to your theme to the children in your group. When a child identifies an item shown on your chart, have him circle it using a dry-erase marker to help younger children grasp what you are talking about.
(Open tickets) Print and laminate. Explain to your group that, for the duration of the theme, they may be given tickets if they don’t respect daycare rules. Obviously, this can be maintained long after the end of the theme.
Find a policeman or policewoman cap. Each day, select a child who will be the policeman or policewoman of the day. He or she will proudly wear your cap.
Thematic letter-Road safety
(Open thematic letter-Road safety) Print the daily letters and prepare a vibrant envelope. Set it within your daycare, where children are sure to find it each day. Read the letters and complete the suggested activities.
During circle time, sound your smoke detector and ask children what they must do when they hear this sound.
Every week, we create a tool in response to a special request received. (Open police officer of the day) Print, laminate, and display near your daycare entrance. Each morning, use the poster to display the child who will be the police officer of the day.
(Open thematic poster-Police) Print, laminate, and display all kinds of posters.
(Open educa-theme-Police) Print and laminate the items that represent the theme. Use them to present your theme to your group (and parents) while decorating a corner of your daycare.
(Open educa-decorate-Police) Print, laminate, and cut out the various items. Use them to decorate your daycare and set the mood for the theme.
(Open stickers-Police) Print the illustrations on adhesive paper. Cut out the items and use the stickers to reward children.
A prison cell corner
You will need a large cardboard box (appliance). With your group, paint the box using black poster paint and set it aside to dry. Next, use big scissors or a knife to cut bars out of the front of your prison cell. Cut a door out of the back of the box. Children will love pretending to be prisoners. Some will enjoy spending time in your prison cell when they feel they need alone time. Photograph children individually behind the bars. Print the pictures. They are sure to make parents smile! Display them on the outside of your prison cell.
Hurry! Get in the police car!
Set a large box in your circle time area. Paint it using blue poster paint and use black electrical tape to represent logos or draw lines on either side of your police car. When you want children to gather for circle time, make a siren sound with your mouth (or use a siren sound from the Internet) to signal that they must quickly get in the police car.
Decorate the walls of your daycare with pictures of police cars and police officers. Add pictures of traffic signs and emergency services. You may set a cardboard traffic light in one corner of your daycare and dress a doll in blue clothing to represent a policeman. Sit him on a chair so he can watch over your group throughout the theme.
(Open garland-Police) Print the illustrations. Let children decorate them. Cut them out and hang them within your daycare or near your daycare entrance to create a garland.
Transform a large cardboard box to make it look like a prison cell that children can play in during the theme. Using colorful adhesive tape, trace a road that connects various areas within your daycare. Display pictures of traffic signs on the walls. (Open traffic lights and signs)
(Open picture game-Police) Use the pictures to decorate your daycare or to spark a conversation with your group. Print, laminate, and store the pictures in a Ziploc bag or in your thematic bin.
(Open picture game-Police) Print the pictures twice and use them for a traditional memory game.
(Open activity sheets-Police) Print and follow instructions.
(Open writing activities-P like police) Print for each child or laminate for use with a dry-erase marker.
Homemade activity sheet binder
Laminate the activity sheets and writing activities and insert them in a binder. Provide dry-erase markers and set the binder on a table. Children can complete the pages as they wish. At the end of the day, simply wipe their work away so the activity sheets can be used again.
(Open educa-nuudles-Police) Print for each child. Have children color the sheet. Once they are done, they may use Magic Nuudles to turn the coloring pages into three-dimensional works of art.
Variation: If you do not have Magic Nuudles, ask children to fill the spaces designed for Magic Nuudles with bingo markers or stickers.
To order Magic Nuudles:
(Open stationery-Police) Print. Use the stationery to communicate with parents, in your writing corner, or to identify your thematic bins.
Use the flashcards to spark a conversation with your group, in your reading and writing corner, or to identify your thematic bins. (Open word flashcards-Police) (Open giant word flashcards-Police) Print. policeman, policewoman, emergency, 911, handcuffs, prison, prisoner, siren, gun, flashing light, fingerprint, security
(Open word flashcards-Police) Print and laminate the word flashcards. Have each child pick a flashcard. They can take turns presenting the word they picked to the group. With your group, talk about each item. Ask children questions to encourage them to share what they know about each one.
(Open word flashcards-Police) (Open giant word flashcards-Police) Print several word flashcards and hide them throughout your daycare or yard. Divide your group into two teams. When you give them the signal, children must search for the flashcards for a pre-determined period, for example three minutes. When the time is up, children must be able to “read” their flashcards to earn a point for their team. If they are unable to find the correct word, the other team can earn the point if they succeed.
Associating words and pictures
(Open giant word flashcards-Police) (Open word flashcards-Police) Print, laminate, and display the word flashcards on a wall or a large piece of cardboard that can be moved around. Name a word and have children identify the corresponding word flashcard.
Words on a wire
(Open word flashcards-Police) (Open giant word flashcards-Police) Print two copies of several word flashcards. Hang one copy of each flashcard on a clothesline using colourful clothespins. Arrange the other word flashcards in a pile. Let children take turns picking a word flashcard. Help them read their word before inviting them to find the corresponding word flashcard on the clothesline. When they find it, they can place the word flashcard they picked over the word flashcard on the clothesline using the same clothespin. Help younger children manipulate the clothespin if necessary.
(Open scene-Police) Print, laminate, and cut out the items. Encourage children to use them to decorate the scene.
Point to (or name) the pictures
(Open word flashcards-Police) (Open giant word flashcards-Police) Print, laminate, and display the word flashcards on a wall next to your circle time area or on a piece of cardboard that can easily be moved around. Name a word and encourage children to take turns pointing to the correct word flashcard.
Game-This is my spot-Police
(Open game-This is my spot-Police) Print two copies of each illustration. Use adhesive paper to stick one copy of each illustration on the table. Place the second copy in a bag. Children take turns picking an illustration to determine where they must sit at the table. You may also use the illustrations to determine children’s naptime spots or their place in the task train.
Illustrated walk throughout the daycare
Have children walk one behind the other. Take them on an imaginary trip. Along the way, mention different obstacles: a stop sign, a yellow traffic light, a pedestrian crossing the street, a sign that indicates a right turn, etc. Ask children what you must do for each obstacle you meet.
ACTIVITIES FOR BABIES
(Open educa-decorate-Police) Print, cut out, and laminate the items. Hang them from a clothing hanger using different lengths of invisible wire.
Display pictures representing various emergency services and professions on the walls of your daycare. Little ones will enjoy observing them.
Have babies and toddlers listen to different types of sirens (found on the Internet).
Rookie police officers
(Open perpetual calendar-Professions Day-Police officers) Print.
Thematic bin: Add the following items to your bin: a police badge, plastic handcuffs, police hats, police uniforms, drivers’ licences, small notepads and pens, an old alarm clock or hairdryer that can be used as a speed radar, a whistle, etc.
Greeting: Find a police hat that children can take turns wearing.
Circle time: Discuss the role of police officers with your group. Each morning, select a child who will be your “police officer of the day”. Throughout the day, he or she can be in charge of making sure that everyone is following daycare rules. If the police officer of the day notices a child who has forgotten one or several rules, he or she can kindly remind his peer or inform an adult.
Special activity: Invite a police officer to visit your group to discuss the profession. Make police officer hats. For each child, staple the ends of a strip of black construction paper together. (Open educa-decorate-Police) Print. Have children cut out the items and use them to decorate their strip of paper. Encourage them to draw, color, and cut out a logo they can glue on the front of their hat. Transform a large cardboard box to make it look like a police car. Children can pretend they are patrolling your neighbourhood. At the end of the day, reward each child with a rookie police officer diploma (Open diploma-Rookie police officer) Print for each child.
Select one child who will play the role of a police officer. You need his help to find a missing child. Describe a child in your group by naming physical characteristics until your police officer correctly identifies the child.
The police officer path
(Open models-Police) Print several police officers. Press them on your daycare floor to create a path. Children will enjoy walking on the illustrations throughout the theme.
Your cloakroom becomes a police station
For the duration of the theme, transform your cloakroom to make it look like a police station. Show children pictures of a police station and explain how it is important for police officers to know exactly where their things are, since they sometimes have to leave the police station very quickly when there is an emergency. (Open nametags-Police) Give each child a nametag and let them decorate it as they wish before pressing it above their hook. When it’s time to go outside, shout “9-1-1”. Children must race to the cloakroom and get dressed as quickly as possible. Have fun timing them and encourage them to get ready faster every day.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MOTOR SKILLS
Police officer of the day
(Open police officer of the day) Print, laminate, and display near your daycare entrance. Add the picture of a different child every morning.
Use a large cardboard box to represent a police station. Children will enjoy playing inside their police station throughout the theme. Using colorful electrical tape, draw roads linking various daycare corners. Display pictures of policemen and policewomen on your daycare walls. Add traffic signs and traffic lights.
(Open miniature police badges) Print and laminate. Hide the police badges in your daycare and invite children to search for them. The child who finds the most police badges may hide them for the next round.
Magnetic police officers
(Open models-Police) Print, color, and laminate the models. Next, glue them on magnetic paper. Provide metal cookie sheets. Children will enjoy pressing the police officers on it to create scenes.
Roll & color-Police
(Open roll & color-Police) Print for each child. This game can be enjoyed individually or as a group. Children take turns rolling a die, counting the dots, and coloring the corresponding part. The first child who finishes coloring the picture wins.
(Open stickers-Police) Print and use the stickers to create games. Collect different sizes of empty metal cans. Decorate them with the stickers. Use the cans to build a pyramid and encourage children to try to make them fall with a frisbee. Give each child three tries.
Modeling dough activity placemats-Police
(Open modeling dough activity placemats-Police) Print and laminate. Let children pick a placemat and provide modeling dough. Encourage them to use the dough to fill or reproduce the shapes that are on their placemat.
Follow the chief of police
Have children hold hands. They must follow the lead of the first child in line. The child at the front of the line can walk quickly or slowly, take large or small steps, tiptoe, walk with his back against a wall, etc.
Collect several different pictures of policemen and policewomen and display them throughout your daycare on walls, furniture, toys, the floor, etc. Children will explore the pictures as they move within their environment.
Bandages for the injured
Provide rolls of toilet paper that children can wrap around their peers’ head, arms, and legs to represent casts and bandages.
Fine motor skills-Models-Police
(Open models-Police) Print for each child. Have children tear pieces of tissue paper and use the balls of paper to fill a police officer outline. Display their artwork within your daycare.
Watch out for the police officer
Select a child who will play the role of the police officer. He tries to tag one of his peers. When he succeeds, the child who was tagged becomes the police officer for the next round.
(Open lacing-Police cars) Print, trace the models on heavy cardboard, and cut them out. Punch holes around the contour of each model using a hole-punch. Children thread ribbon or yarn through the holes.
Police officer training
Create a special obstacle course for your theme. Block off an area with yellow tape to represent a crime scene and have children crawl under the tape. Next, have them run to a push car that you have decorated to represent a police car, get in the car, and drive it to a pre-determined area. Encourage them to save a stuffed animal that is stuck at the top of a slide by sliding down with it before setting it in their police car and driving to the finish line. Time children to see which policeman or policewoman is the fastest.
Ask children to form a line at one end of your playing area. Use red, green, and yellow circles to represent traffic lights and indicate how children are to move towards you. When you show the red light, they must stop in their tracks. When you show the green light, they may run towards you, but if you show the yellow light, they must walk instead of run. The first child who reaches you becomes the leader for the next round.
Provide magnifying glasses and encourage children to walk around the daycare, using them to observe a variety of items (plastic insects, toy cars, feathers, crayons, etc.).
Play music and let children walk around your daycare. When the music stops, have them lie down on the floor and cover their eyes. Set a blanket over a child. When you give the signal, children stand up and try to identify the missing child.
Select one child who will play the role of a police officer. You need his help to find a missing child. Describe a child in your group by naming physical characteristics until your police officer correctly identifies the child.
Select a child who will play the role of the police officer. He must try to tag the other children. When he succeeds, he tickles his captured prisoner. The prisoner then becomes the police officer for the next round.
The police officer says…
As in “Simon says…”, give children instructions. They must execute the suggested actions only if you say, “Simon says…” first. Use this activity to encourage children to be active.
Associating footprints and tracks
Moisten the sand in your sandbox before you go outside with your group. Collect a variety of boots and shoes that have different soles. Press each one in the sand to create an impression. Children look at the tracks in the sand. Have them identify the boot or shoe that made each print.
My neighbourhood inquiry
Explore your neighbourhood! Give each child a magnifying glass and let them observe items found in nature, fences, insects, signs, etc.
Make a list of business signs, traffic signs, and other items that can be seen in your city. Go for a walk with your group. Provide magnifying glasses just for fun. Describe an item and invite children to search for it.
Red light, yellow light, green light…
(Open traffic lights and signs) With your group, draw a giant village on a paved area in your yard using sidewalk chalk. Depending on the size of the area, include roads, a grocery store, a bank, a playground, a daycare, a school, etc. Add traffic signs. Children will have fun riding around your village on tricycles or in push cars. Use red, green, and yellow circles to represent traffic lights. When the green light is shown, children can drive around your village as fast as they wish. However, when the yellow light is displayed, they must slow down. When you hold the red light up, they must stop where they are. If a child moves while the red light is displayed, blow a whistle and hand him a speeding ticket. You can, for example, have him sing a song to pay his fine.
Respect the signs
Select a child who will play the role of the police officer. He must stop the drivers who do not respect the traffic signs installed along your daycare’s bike path or yard.
(Open counting cards-Police) Print and laminate. Prepare a series of wooden clothespins on which you can paint or draw numbers 1 to 9. Children count the items on each card and place the corresponding clothespin on the correct number.
Color by number-Police
(Open color by number-Police) Print for each child. Have children color the picture per the color code.
(Open educa-symmetry-Police) Print. Children must color the picture on the right to make it look exactly like the one on the left.
A door for each police car
(Open numbered police cars) Print for each child. They must color and cut out the police cars before gluing them in the right garage door, associating the numbers.
(Open puzzles-Police) Print, laminate, and cut out. Children must place the pieces to complete the scenes.
Game-Four police officers
Print, glue the cards on opaque cardboard, and cut them out. Arrange all the cards upside down on the floor or table (so you can’t see the illustrations). Children take turns rolling a die. Every time a child rolls a “1”, he can turn a card. If he doesn’t already have this police officer in front of him, he keeps the card and places it in front of him for everyone to see. The first child who has collected all four police officers wins.
Find the culprit
(Open find the culprit) Print for each child. Read the characteristics at the bottom of the page to help children identify the culprits by writing the corresponding number in the square under each picture.
License plate game
(Open game-License plates) Print, laminate, and cut out two copies of each license plate. Arrange one set of license plates in a pile in the center of the table. Divide the second set of license plates among the children in your group. Turn one license plate from the pile over. As a group, read the letters and numbers printed on it. Children look at their license plates. The child who has the matching license plate hands it to you.
(Open educ-shadows-Police) Print and laminate for durable, eco-friendly use. Children must draw a line between each item and its corresponding shadow.
(Open educ-math-Police) Print and laminate for durable, eco-friendly use. Children must count the items in each rectangle and circle the correct number.
Magnifying glass game-911
(Open magnifying glass game-911) Print and laminate the board game and the illustrations. Cut them out and store them in a box or in a plastic bag. Children pick an illustration and search for it on the board game, using a magnifying glass. Once they have found a match, they deposit the illustration in the correct square, on the board game.
(Open poster 911) Print. Use the poster to teach children how to dial 9-1-1. Have them use toy phones to practice. You can also use a nail to punch a hole out of the bottom of two metal cans (empty frozen juice cans work well). Make sure the cans’ edges aren’t sharp. Cut a piece of rope measuring approximately 15 cm. Insert one end in each can and tie a knot. Invite two children to hold one of the cans up to their ear, stretching the rope out between them. Have them use these homemade “telephones” to practice calling 911. If you prefer, you can be at one end of the line and ask the child holding the other end questions about his “emergency”.
Magnifying glass game-Detectives
(Open magnifying glass game-Detectives) Print and laminate the board game and the illustrations. Cut them out and store them in a box or in a plastic bag. Children pick an illustration and search for it on the board game, using a magnifying glass. Once they have found a match, they deposit the illustration in the correct square, on the board game.
Follow that glass!
You will need 3 opaque glasses. Set them upside down on a table and hide a tiny object under one of them. Invite children to follow the glass with their eyes as you move them around. After a few moves, ask children which glass they believe the object is under to see if they are good detectives.
Set several objects on a table. Invite children to observe them. Cover them with a detective’s coat (or a blanket) and remove a few objects. Pull the coat off and encourage children to look closely at the items. Children must identify the missing objects.
Collect a variety of kitchen utensils and accessories and present them to your group. Blindfold one child at a time and hand him or her an object. Ask the child to try to identify it simply by feeling it with his or her hands. Obviously, this game can be done with items belonging to other categories too.
MORAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Dress-up dolls-Police officer
(Open dress-up dolls-Police officer) Print and laminate. Arrange the pieces on a table and let children dress the paper doll as they wish.
My police officer uniform
You most likely don’t have a police officer costume for every child in your group. Purchase reflective adhesive tape and use it to add reflective stripes at the bottom of children’s pant legs and at the bottom of their sleeves to create simple uniforms.
I am a police officer
On a large piece of cardboard, glue a blue coat, blue pants, and boots to represent a police officer silhouette. Cut a circle just above the coat collar, big enough for children to insert their head when standing behind the silhouette. Glue a police officer hat over the cut- out circle. Children take turns standing behind the silhouette. Photograph them individually behind this homemade décor. Print the pictures and use them to decorate your daycare.
(Open police reports) Print for each child. At the top of their report, help children write their police officer name. Encourage them to think of a silly name, such as “Officer Long Mustache”. Next, in the rectangle below their name, invite them to draw a crime scene, the site where their imagined incident unfolded. Have them circle a number to indicate the seriousness of the incident (ex. 1 if a worm was found dead on the sidewalk, 5 if an object was stolen). Finally, children color the “equipment” used for their intervention. Children take turns using their report to tell a story to their peers.
(Open telephone-Black and white) Print for each child. Encourage children to use the telephone to practice dialing 9-1-1.
(Open paper dolls-Policeman-Crossing guard) Print and laminate. Let children use the items to dress the doll as they see fit.
Gather several accessories that you can wear in another room. Invite children to observe you closely. Go to the other room, add 2 or 3 accessories and rejoin your group. Children must identify the additions.
Police officer of the day
Name a child who will be the police officer of the day. Let him wear a special police officer uniform (or just a hat) throughout the day and encourage him to supervise rookie police officers (his peers). Grant the child different privileges.
Safety in action
Describe a situation where safety measures are important and invite children to take turns miming the correct way to act. For example, if you describe swimming in a pool, a child might mime walking slowly or putting swim aids on his arms. The other children can name the safety measure once they recognize it.
Add the following items to your bin: a police badge, plastic handcuffs, police caps, police uniforms, drivers’ licences, small notepads and pens, an old alarm clock or hairdryer that can be used as a speed radar, a whistle, etc.
Find the stolen item
Hide an item within your daycare. Draw a plan showing where it was hidden. Cut the plan into 5 pieces and hide them in your daycare. Have children form teams and encourage them to search for the pieces. Once all the pieces have been found, piece them together to complete the map and find the stolen item.
Guess what I am writing…
Divide your group into pairs. A child from each pair draws a shape, a number, or a letter on his partner’s back with his finger. The other child must identify it. Once he succeeds, they trade places.
MUSICAL AND RHYTHMIC ACTIVITIES
Listen to the sirens
Find siren sounds on the Internet. Listen to them with your group and encourage children to reproduce them with their mouth.
Have children sit in a circle and set items that could be part of a police officer uniform in the center of the circle. Children pass a police hat around the circle. When the music stops, the child holding the hat chooses a clothing item and puts it on. For this activity, you can simply use a blue shirt, blue pants, and black boots.
Blindfold a child. To the sound of music, the other children move in a circle around him. When the music stops, the blindfolded child must guess who is standing in front of him by touching his face. The other children must remain silent.
ACTIVITIES INVOLVING PARENTS
We have visitors!
Ask the parents of the children in your group if they know someone who is a police officer, a paramedic, a crossing guard, a doctor, a nurse, etc. and if that person would be willing to visit your group.
Drinkable portable radios
Make snack time extra special by wrapping juice boxes in black construction paper. For each child, cut a circle and a square out of aluminum paper. Have children glue the circle at the top of their juice box, on the front. The square can be glued near the bottom. To complete their portable radio, give each child a cap from a soda bottle to glue on the side of their juice box. Children will have fun pretending to talk with other “police officers” using their portable radios.
Homemade frozen treats
Use fruit juice to prepare homemade frozen treats. Insert a wooden tongue depressor in each one.
Red, yellow, and green Jell-O
Prepare a dessert using red, yellow, and green Jell-O. Let children manipulate the Jell-O powder and add water. Pour the preparation in Styrofoam glasses and place them in the refrigerator to set. Children can tear the Styrofoam off the Jell-O and use the red, yellow, and green circles to represent a traffic light.
Fingerprints to explore
Before children arrive in the morning, press one of your fingers in white poster paint and then on sheets of black construction paper. Let dry and set the sheets of construction paper in the bottom of a large bin. Pour a thin layer of flour or icing sugar over your fingerprints. Provide small paintbrushes and let children use them to brush the flour or sugar off your fingerprints like real detectives. If you wish, provide small magnifying glasses too. Children will enjoy using them to observe the fine details of your fingerprints.
Search for insects using magnifying glasses, butterfly nets, and small exploration boxes. You can simply use plastic containers with lids and punch holes in them for ventilation. Explore your yard, bushes, grass, etc. Help children catch the insects they find and let them observe them in the containers.
(Open model-Fingerprints) Use a washable ink pad to add children’s fingerprints to their document. Simply press one finger at a time in the ink and then on the corresponding finger. Use this activity to teach children the name of each of their fingers.
ARTS & CRAFTS
(Open models-Police) Print the models and use them for various activities and projects throughout the theme.
You will need a large box (appliance) so that there will be room for all the children in your group. Show children the box and invite them to transform the box to represent a police car. Find white (or fluorescent) and black objects and add them to your police car. This project can last all week.
My miniature police car
(Open my miniature police car) Print for each child. Have them color and cut out the pieces before gluing them on empty toilet paper rolls to represent police cars. Hang the cars from the ceiling to decorate your daycare.
Use the top of an empty egg carton. Have children paint it black. Next, trace 4 circles on black construction paper to represent wheels. Children can cut them out and glue 2 on either side of their car. Children can add stripes with glitter glue.
My emergency vehicle
Give each child a large box. If you prefer, have children work in pairs. Encourage them to represent an emergency vehicle. Provide poster paint, construction paper, glue, and a variety of recycled materials.
(Open fingerprint report) Print for each child. Invite children to press each of their fingers in poster paint and then in the correct box. Name each finger with them.
(Open my mustached policeman) Print for each child. Children must color the policeman’s hat with a blue marker before cutting it out. Next, they can glue a piece of black ribbon on the front of the hat and add a gold badge on top of it. Give each child a beige paper plate (policeman’s face) and have them glue the hat on the top of the plate. Next, encourage them to draw eyes and a nose. They can glue strips of construction paper to represent their policeman’s hair, under the hat. Have them trace the mustache model on black Fun Foam, cut it out, and glue it in place. Display their friendly policemen on your bulletin board.
(Open puppets-Police) Print the various models on cardboard. Ask children to cut them out and decorate them with arts & crafts materials. Glue a Popsicle stick behind each one to complete the puppets.
My miniature policeman
(Open miniature policeman) Print, color, and cut out the pieces. Have children glue them on empty toilet paper rolls and hang their miniature policemen from the ceiling.
Detective magnifying glass
(Open model-magnifying glass) Print for each child. Use cardboard for the handle and cellophane paper for the glass itself. Children will love playing with their magnifying glass throughout the theme.
Souvenir picture frame
(Open picture frame-Police) Print for each child. Invite children to dress up as police officers and photograph them individually. Print the pictures. Invite children to decorate their picture frame and add their picture.
My stamping fingers
Use washable ink pads. Encourage children to reproduce shapes using their fingerprints.
Provide different colors of construction paper. Invite children to create a wanted notice for a person or object. Display their work on your daycare walls.
Give each child three paper plates. Have them paint each one a different color (red, green, and yellow). Let dry. They can glue them vertically on black poster board to represent a traffic light.
(Open coloring pages theme-Police) Print for each child.
DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE THE COLORING PAGES
Identical coloring pages-Police
Print the same coloring page for each child and an additional copy for your model. Color only certain parts of your picture. Present the model to your group and ask them to color their picture to make it look exactly like yours.
Print and laminate several coloring pages and arrange them in a binder with a few dry-erase markers. Leave everything on a table for children to explore.
Play musical drawing with your group. Give each child a coloring page. Have children sit around a table. When the music starts, they must pass the coloring pages around the table. Every time the music stops, they must color the picture in front of them until the music starts again.
Give each child a picture to color. When they are done, cut each picture into pieces to create unique puzzles.
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