Fire Truck Craft Easy Shapes

This fire truck craft was a given after we made our easy shapes school bus craft.  We love looking for trucks when we are out and about (what Toddler or Preschooler doesn’t??) This fire truck craft was easy to do and perfect for little fingers to build, like a lot of our kids crafts. We love the puzzle-like craftiness of this truck idea.  Fire safety week would be a great time to make this craft…but if you’ve got kids like mine, it’s fun any time of year!
This fire truck craft would be fun to make with students when navigating sensory needs and fire drills.


Fire Truck Craft

I love this fire truck craft because so many kids love fire trucks! But they don’t realize that they are developing skills by cutting the simple shapes when making this craft.

Easy shapes fire truck craft. This is fun for toddlers and preschoolers during fire safety week.
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Items needed to make a fire truck craft:

We started with basic shapes to make our fire truck: large rectangle, square, 3 black circles (trace a bottle cap), three smaller white circles, white square, 8-10 black squares, long white rectangle for the ladder.  
Older children can work on cutting these shapes.  Cutting from card stock is a great way to work on scissor skills, as it’s a bit more sturdy than printer paper or construction paper.  The increased resistance provides more input when making snips with scissors. 
For the Toddlers and preschoolers, be sure to work on shape identification.  Point out the different shapes, the way that we know what they are (circles are one line and curve all around; rectangles have two long lines and two short lines with four corners).

These little fingers couldn’t wait to get started!

We started building our fire truck.

Fire truck craft for Preschool and Toddlers
Count the squares as you build the fire truck ladder. 

I cut a swirly curved shape for a fire hose.  Our fire truck turned out looking pretty cute and a great way to start talking about fire safety during Fire Safety Month in October.  Happy crafting!

Love this craft?  Check out our easy shapes bus craft.



Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to


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