This fire hydrant ABC coverall activity is great to go along with Fire Prevention Week in October or a community helper unit any time!

Pull on your fire gear and get ready for some seriously fun uppercase and lowercase alphabet letter recognition.  Then, hop over to our shop and grab our Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack for more fun!

Getting Ready

To prepare the ABC activity, I printed the fire hydrant ABC coverall board and upper and lowercase letter cards (below) on white card stock to give them extra durability.

I used my paper cutter to cut out the alphabet letter cards.

Then, I grabbed a stash of black unifix cubes to cover the fire hydrants. (You could have your students use any type of manipulative: glass gems, coins, LEGOS…)

Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall Activity

The ABC activity was perfect to introduce with small reading groups and then practice independently later at a literacy center.

The directions were simple.

Students started by picking a firefighter letter card.  They said the letter name on the card and then covered the matching fire hydrant letter on the coverall board using a unifix cube.

Students continued taking turns picking a letter card and covering the matching letter until all of the letters on the board were covered.

In the picture below, students matched uppercase letter cards to the uppercase letters on the coverall board and lowercase letter cards to lowercase letters on the coverall board. It was a simple way to add some challenge for those kids who were ready for it.

Students could also use uppercase letter cards with the lowercase letter coverall board or lowercase letter cards with the uppercase letter coverall board to work on both uppercase and lowercase letter recognition at the same time.  The best part about this ABC activity is the variety of ways it can be used!

Also included in the download (found below) are fire hydrant ABC coverall boards with the letters not in alphabetical order on the board.  This option is a great way to stretch the activity for some learners, too.

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  1. Is Fire Hydrant ABC Coverall FREE? I can not find the download tab. can yu send the item?

    1. Hello Robert,
      I am happy to help and have emailed you. The free download is also available on the bottom of the page, just click on the dark blue “download here” button on the bottom of the page.

  2. The Fire Hydrant ABC coverall is not downloading. It is a free lesson planner and road trip activities. What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello Jessica,
      Thank you so much for reaching out- I am happy to help.
      The first thing that will download after entering your name and email will be our free gifts to you- the lesson planner and road trip activities. After that- just find the DOWNLOAD HERE button, enter your name and email into the box and a new screen will open with the freebie- hooray!

  3. I love that this is a freebie!!
    I played this today with my kinders and noticed that the lowercase coverall page has 2 p’s and no o.
    P.S. My students loved this!!

    1. Hello Stephanie,
      Thank you so much for the kind words. We are here because of folks like you!
      Thanks for pointing the error out to us- we will get right on it.
      I hope you and your students find hours of learning and inspiration!
      Kimberleigh // Happiness Ambassador

  4. Hi there! I also cannot seem to download this game. Any suggestions? I even tried the new link!

    1. Hi Amanda,

      You can check to see if the browser is blocking pop-ups from the site, or you can try using a different browser like Firefox. Let me know if you’re not able to grab the game!

      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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