Fire station role play in preschool

We not only used red, black, and yellow tape to create our fire truck abstract art  but I also used tape to create a table top fire station….

The children found the fire station scene all set up and ready to go when they came into the classroom…

I purchased wooden fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances from the Dollar Store over the summer and set them out with the fire station scene…

At first, the children each chose their own section or territory to play with…

But after awhile, the children began to role play together…

Both girls and boys equally enjoyed the table top fire station…

I heard lots of “whirring” sounds and comments like “where is the fire?” Then the mommy trucks came in to save the baby trucks.  I am not sure which trucks were the mommies or the babies, but in the end, everyone was safe…

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By |2011-10-08T15:00:03+00:00October 8th, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Little Wonders' Days October 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I just read your, “Just a preschool teacher…” story. I love your blog for all the wonderful ideas you post and love your facebook page to find other inspiring ideas. I find you and other wonderful preschool blogs as a resource for what I don’t know as a professional. I trust my kids to “just their teachers” several days a week…they have the most important thing in the world to my husband and me in their hands.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      When I was a very young teacher, I had a parent say to me, “My daughter is the most important thing to me in the world.” And that really stuck with me and since that time, I have always considered it to be such a privilege when a parent trusts me with their child.

  2. andiejaye October 9, 2011 at 1:33 am - Reply

    what fun this looks like!! they seem to be quite engrossed in their play. saw your “just a preschool teacher” post on fb… that saddens me. you are so much more. i know how much you’ve influenced me through an internet connection. i can’t imagine how powerful your passion for teaching youngsters is on those little ones and the educators that have the privilege of working beside you. please don’t let some uninformed person cast any shadow on your true impact on the world of early childhood education. you’re a gem.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 9, 2011 at 11:26 am - Reply

      Thank you AndieJaye – I appreciate your comment and don’t you worry:) The comment didn’t make me feel bad – it just made me concerned that sometimes I need to clarify my purpose. How can I feel bad when I have so many great people like you out there supporting me all along the way!!

  3. KM October 10, 2011 at 12:14 am - Reply

    What a wonderful creative journey you create!!! I need to bring out my colorful tape more!!!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. October 10, 2011 at 12:30 am - Reply

      I just love working with tape Katherine:)

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