After our talk the children made police cars, which everyone had so much fun with! I found this patrol car on Pinterest. Great craft for my little ones.
I had the children come up to the table and paint half a plate, that I previously cut in the shape of a car, using royal blue paint and a loofah. I was going to let them use a paint brush but I wanted the plate to be dry enough to finish the craft and send home same day. I used my Fiskars 1 1/2" circle punch and black card stock paper to cut out the wheels for the police car and my Cricut machine to cut out the stars (1 3/4"). I swear by that machine, it has literally saved me hours of work. Overall not a lot of prep work and the finish craft is SO CUTE!
During story time I read to the children, Keeping You Safe: A Book About Police Officers. Great book and love the illustrations.
(update: 11/24/2013, 3:43pm) My little ones had visits from police officers in their classrooms towards the end of last week and got to bring home such great "goodie bags" from the officers. We played dress up and worked together to solve problems and save the day!