DIY Pretend Play Fire Hose
Once an interest has been sparked, books are usually gathered and then things are added to the environment to see where the interest goes. These fire hoses seemed like an obvious addition to our shelves once the fire fighter interest sparked.
1. Gather materials
2. Cut the insulation to the desired length. I made two of these, one for each of my kids. If you are making them for a larger group, I recommend at least 4.
3. Cut lengths of painters tape and fold each strip in half to make the "water"
4. Tuck the painters tape into the insulation and use tape to wrap it shut. I used colorful tape of two different colors to distinguish which hose belonged to which child. Masking tape would have worked just as well to hold it together.
5. Coil and place in a basket on the shelf for play time.
On our shelf for fire fighter play we also had…
*these fire fighter outfits from Melissa and Doug
*basket of books about firefighters
*this play fire truck
*a variety of blocks for building homes along with this duplo fire station lego set
*frame with two pictures from our trip to the fire station
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