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I can not believe that it is already Daylight Savings Time. I can really use that extra hour of sleep, though! October is also Fire Safety Month. I thought making a Fire Dog Toilet Paper Roll Craft would be a great way to start teaching my daughter about the importance of fire safety and how firemen can help us. It is really cute and we both had fun making it together.
To start with, I needed a cute dalmatian face to use. I found some free printable coloring pages of the Paw Patrol dogs on Nick Jr. I just flipped through until I found the one with Marshall ( the dalmatian). You will also need:
- toilet paper roll
- crayons or markers
The first thing you want to do is to take the blank sheet of paper and mark how long and wide you need to cut it. Wrap it around the toilet paper roll and mark where the edges meet.
Then cut out the correct size and put glue on both ends. Then roll it around the toilet paper roll.
I then colored some spots onto the paper. You can do this before you roll it on the toilet paper roll if it is easier for you that way.
Then you will want to color the dalmatian picture that you printed out. Color it anyway you or your kids like. Then cut out the head and paws. It only shows three paws so I had to trace the one back paw on the rest of my blank sheet of paper so that he would have four paws.
Just glue the head and paws to the toilet paper roll and it should look something like this:
I think he turned out pretty cute and my daughter loved playing with him when we were done. Since it is Fire Safety Month and Daylight Savings Time, Energizer® is trying to get the word out on their Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. It is a program meant to remind people to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors during daylight savings. It is a great way to make sure you and your family will stay safe if there is ever a fire.
I went to Target to get the Energizer® MAX® batteries for our smoke detectors. I found them back in the electronics section. I got the 9 volt which is what most smoke detectors use. I now have them on hand to put in both of our smoke detectors and our carbon monoxide detector on Nov. 1st.
I really like the idea of always changing your batteries on daylight savings because you will always remember. Smoke detectors give us those critical seconds we need to get out of the house. Make sure yours are working! Get the kids involved by letting them know what you are doing. Also make sure you sit the whole family down so that everyone knows what to do in case of a fire: have an escape plan for every room and a meeting place outside.
You can check out the Energizer® site for more information and some fun activities to get the kids involved. Does your family have a fire plan? What do you do to teach your kids about fire safety?