Today’s 100 Days of Doll Play post was inspired by Natalie who came home from school so excited, because as a 5th grader, she gets to be a safety patrol this year! So today, we are going to make a safety patrol belt and badge for the dolls, and included in the printable there is a stop sign, safety referral form and a maze for you to do. The printable is at the bottom of the post.
Ivy is working hard on her first day as a safety patrol! She has her safety patrol belt on, stop sign in hand and her referral sheets on her clipboard.
Supplies that you will need for today’s doll play activity:
- Duct tape
- Popsicle stick
- Cardboard or a notecard
- Bulldog clip
- Clear packing tape
- The printable activity sheet below
Step 1 - Cut two pieces of duck tape – each one needs to be about 15″ long for an 18″ doll. For smaller dolls, you will have to adjust this.
Step 2 – Fold one of the pieces of duct tape in half and lay the other one flat, sticky side up.
Step 3 – Place the folded piece on an angle onto the other piece at about the center as shown above.
Step 4 – Fold the duck tape in half, enclosing the other piece.
Step 5 - Use a small piece of rolled up duck tape sticky side out to close the patrol belt around your doll’s waist.
Step 6 - Bring the other strap over your doll’s shoulder and secure on the belt with another piece of rolled up duct tape.
Step 7 - Cut out the badge from the printable below and tape it in place on the safety patrol belt.
Step 8 – To make the stop sign, cut it out from the printable below and attach to a popsicle stick cut in half. You can cover the stop sign with clear packing tape to make it sturdier.
Step 9 – Make a clipboard by cutting out a piece of cardboard or thick notecard just a bit bigger than the doll sized referral sheet in the printable below. Cover with clear packing tape for strength. Use a bulldog clip for the clipboard clip.
Ivy is explaining the importance of the safety rules to classmates Chrissa, Nellie and Julie as they walk toward the bus.
Have fun with your dolls today! Just a few days of the 100 Days of Doll Play left, but don’t worry – we will still be sharing doll play ideas throughout the year, just not numbered and in a row