OCT
18
2011

Kindergarten Police Officer Printables

This week for our Kindergarten Theme we learned all about Police Officers. This was a fun unit since it included learning about dogs and taking our finger prints!

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Click here to download the Police Officer Unit

We started off by making ourselves some cute Police hats and badges.

In 1844 the New York City Police Department chose the color dark blue for their uniforms. today most police officers continue to wear this color for their uniforms as well.  All Police officers wear a badge to identify them as an officer of the law as well as a hat, and belt used to hold their gun and other equipment. They also have a radio on their shoulder that allows them to communicate with other officers.

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Next we talked about the different jobs that Police Officers do for our community.

  1. Keep citizens safe
  2. Bring criminals to justice
  3. Maintain public order and uphold our laws
  4. Guard property and buildings
  5. Helping people in danger

 

K9 Units: A K-9 team consists of a police officer and dog that is specifically trained to assist law enforcement officials. Typically German Shepherds are used as police dogs. In many jurisdictions it is a felony to kill or injure a police dog. Police dogs are used to chase and hold suspects in a crime. Help locate missing people or objects using their great sense of smell to sniff scents. Their noses are so sensitive they can often pick up on traces of people and objects under water and buried in the ground!

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Finger Prints

Next we discussed how God has given each of us unique set of finger prints that can help identify us. I took finger prints from each of the kids and placed them on a grid for reference in the event they are ever convicted of a crime. I expect everyone to be upstanding citizens from this point forward ;o)

Supplies:
Copy Paper, Pencil, Scotch Tape

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Directions:

To take finger prints, simply scribble a spot on your paper with a pencil making sure to color it in well. Then roll your finger in the graphite mark until it is well covered. Carefully place a piece of scotch tape over your finger then peel off slowly. Place the scotch tape onto your finger print grid to preserve. (Grid included in download) Finally compare the finger prints and discuss how they are each unique!

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Traffic Lights: Color the below traffic light and explained what each light on the traffic light mean. Red means stop, yellow means slow, and green means go!

 

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We also printed off a Stop/Go sign and played a fun game with the whole family. Tinker Bell got to be the police officer indicating when people could stop or go. First one across the room wins!

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Traffic Light Snack:

  • Ingredients: Graham cracker, peanut butter, red, yellow & green m&m’s
  • Directions: Schmear some peanut butter on each graham cracker then add the m&m’s to the bar, red on top, then yellow, then green on bottom.

Math: Play “Domino Parking Lot” . Younger kids can count the dots and place the dominos in the correct spot. Older kids can add the 2 sides together to find the correct spot.

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More fun Police Activities: Police Lapbook by Homeschool Creations

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Hope you enjoy learning about Police Officers!

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Comments

  1. Really terrific! Thank you so much.

  2. This looks like a fun unit! We covered community workers last year, but I love the fingerprinting and domino parking. Pretty sure that’s gonna squeeze into our day.
    Have a fun day!

  3. Hi Erica,

    I tried to email you, but i can’t get your email address because of my computer. I decided to leave a comment hoping you would email me back about my questions. I ordered the Letter of the Week (which is a big hit and we are very grateful for all your hard work and creativity around here). My question is on letter F page 5 mine has blank boxes (I can’t figure out what i am supposed to put in them…haha) Is it for the fish builders? Second question is what kind of printer do you use? The one i have does not print color so I have been taking the pdf’s to the local print and copy so they look as pretty as you have made them. Do you print them at home normally? i think I would like to have the option to, so I was wondering if you have any suggestions. Thank you for your time, and honestly i do not know how you do it! L

  4. Thanks so much for all that u bless us with Truly I just printed all this and and im so greatful for it all

  5. Thanks so much Erica, You have some wonderful additions to my classroom. I do believe when the letter “P” comes around (the letters don’t go in order in our letter program) this unit will come in very handy and will be well recieved. Thanks again!

  6. Absolutely love the Police printables. Went well with the letter P for the week. I use most of your printables for my Pre-schoolers. I love them! I am posting pictures of them having fun with the printables. You can view them at touchedthehem.blogspot.com.
    Your website is such a blessing to us! Thank you.

  7. Hi! I just purchased the K4 curriculum. Is this included in the curriculum, or something that you add on? Or, is this what you are doing for the letter P in letter of the week? Thanks!

    • Hi Kelly,
      Sorry, no the theme units we’re doing separately this year so they aren’t included in the K4 curriculum at this point.

      But you can grab them for free off of my site!

      • thanks Erica. I suppose I meant how do you fit it in to the day? I am new to this!

        I wish all teachers were like you! Fantastic ideas.

  8. hi ms erica. i m teacher for primary school. As browsing the net i have found your website. Just want to say its really helps me to find extra activity for my kids in school. Keep it up

  9. This site is awesome, thank you so much :)

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