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Here is a dramatic play plan for law enforcement activity centers
Social Studies, Language Arts, Art
Title – Dramatic Play-Law Enforcement
By – Anna
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects – Social Studies, Art, Language Arts
Grade Level – Preschool
- prop box
- play badges
- old uniforms/hats
- pre-made paper bag uniforms
- pre-made sentence strip hats
- blue vests from thrift shop
- old cowboy dress up boots/shoes
- blue revolving light from auto store
- flashing blue tire plugs to put on bike tires
- stick-horse for horse patrol
- “boat” for police boat
- cardboard box painted blue and white or other appropriate color with an “emblem” or “to Protect and serve”
- black washable ink pad
- fingerprint kits(perhaps donated by local law enforcement)
- photo ID
- bicycles or tircyles decorated with blue ribbons and a horn added or flashing blue “walkers” safety light
- small tan coat for investigators
- dress up and purses/wallets
- stop light or red and green flags
- orange cones for emergency
- orange light sticks for traffic control
- orange vest
- stop sign for crosswalk guard/gloves/hat
- If outside, bikes, wagons, playground equipment, picnic tables, gazebo, etc.
- Policeman songs, introduce a book such as
Off goes Officer Pat
- or other age appropriate book on police officers or related.
- Ask what is a police Officer?
- Can a Police Officer be a girl?
- What do police officers do?
- and other open-ended questians.
You may want to take dramatic play outdoors as you can utilize bikes, porch area, gazebo, designate certain areas for different events.
Where the police officers have lunch/coffee
Where police get ready for work, other children can dress up and be playing and dialing 9-1-1 if they need help.
telephones, fax machines, paper and pencils, headsets, old computer keyboards, flip cards for different types of emergency(use old magazine cutouts)
black ink washable pad and fingerprint cards, index or posterboard
other:wagons, horse sticks, boat, use cardboard boxes and decorate as cars or helecopter
CRIME PREVENTION TEAM:
have coloring sheets prepared, practice how to dial 9-1-1, stranger danger, how to treat your baby-never shake a baby, Show your friends how to get along with each other so that you don’t have to dial 9-1-1,
You could also add a sketch artist to draw a picture to help solve the “crime”
Show children where the centers are and what you will be doing there. Select children who are interested in certain centers and promote play.
The children should have many things to do in a busy police station.
They may want to do this for an entire week and you could put these in your lesson plans throughout the week.
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