1-2-3 Come Do Some Fire Safety Activities With Me
I know there's a lot a teacher has to cram in each month, but I can't stress enough, how important it is to make time to cover some fire safety with your kiddos, as life skills certainly far out way report card standards, should a crisis arise.
With time as a factor, I designed these quick, easy & fun activities.
There's nothing quite like adding a little bit of craftiness to a lesson or writing prompt, to get students excited and down to business.
Younger studetns can simply do the craft, while older students can complete writing prompts.
I've up-dated & tweaked some of my favorites and tossed them into Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.
Simply click on the photograph that you're interested in, to zip on over to take a look. The "Safety Matches" are my personal favorite.
The "Put Out the Fire" craftivity, includes a sweet song. This project provides wonderful fine motor practice, as students cut the "hose" spiral.
My kiddos are always amazed at the "way cool" results. I've included 2 spiral posters as well, so you can take advantage of that teachable moment to build vocabulary.
The Stop Drop & Roll writing prompt craftivity, also includes a song.
Besides fire safety "craftivities", I've also up-dated the fire safety number puzzles.
There's now a total of 52, featuring 20 different pictures.
The puzzles come in color, so you can use them for an independent math center, as well as black & white, so your students can make their own.
The number puzzles come in both horizontal & vertical patterns, and help students sequence numbers from 1-10, count backwards from 10 -1, as well as skip count by 2s & 10s.
I have two FREEBIES for you today: a cute fire hat, as well as a fire truck-themed 10 frames packet. I hope you find them useful.
Since I didn't want this blog to get too long, I'm posting two articles today, as I have one more big fire safety packet to share with you.
Simply scroll down, to check out all of the super-fun & creative activities, that will help teach your kiddos about the 911 emergency number.
There's another FREEBIE there too. Thanks for stopping by.
"The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire." ~Leigh Hunt
1-2-3 Come Do Some Fire Safety Writing Prompt Craftivities With Me
I'm having a great time dreaming up quick and easy fire safety activities for October's Fire Prevention Month. I hope you find something here that you and your kiddos will enjoy.
One of my personal favorites is "Hot Tips For Fire Safety." I designed a matchbook to feature the hot tips. Simply trim and fold a sheet of construction paper to make the matchbook. (Pattern included.)
On the outside of the matchbook it says: A perfect match: Smart kids and fire safety.
Flip it open to find a list of hot tips at the top, and the matches on the bottom, with a warning to never play with matches.
When everyone is done, review and discuss the tips.
For writing practice, have older students make up a list of their own tips, or have them write additional advice on the back.
Click on the link for the Hot Tips Fire Safety Matchbook craft.
My Y5's loved to make and wear hats and crowns, so I designed an easy fire helmet for your kiddos. Older students can write several fire safety facts on the front, back or rim.
You could also make extra badges for children to wear. They say: "I'm fire safety smart. I'm alert, so I won't get hurt. "
For extra reinforcement, have students don their hat, pick a partner and give each other fire safety advice.
For more fire safety fun, make a flaming dangler. This craftivity also reinforces the importance of not playing with fire. I used the universal "no" sign to make the top portion, with a 3D flame dangling from the bottom.
These look wonderful suspended from your ceiling, as they spin in the breeze. Older students can simply make the larger flame and use it to write 3 different fire safety ideas on it.
I've included a list of fire safety writing prompts for them to choose from. Click on the link to view/download the fire safety writing prompt craft.
Finally, while doing research, I came across a wonderful fire safety song to the tune of This Old Man. I used it on 3 poster options to help children remember to call 9-1-1 in an emergeny.
I've also included a smaller black and white version that students can color and take home to share with their families. There are 3 on a page for quick printing.
Both places I found the song posted, did not know the author. It was simply too cute not to share. I hope you enjoy it too!
Well that's it for today. Thanks for visiting. It's time to find the rest of my October books. Looking through stories always gives me zillions of ideas.
What better way to spend a few hours. I hope you can pop by tomorrow for the latest FREEBIES. Wishing you an ed-venturous day.
"The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed." - Lloyd Jones
Use this fire safety craft to help reinforce the importance of not playing with fire. Younger students can make the 2-piece dangler; older students can make the larger 3 dimensional flame and use it to write about 3 different aspects of fire safety (one on each flame). The packet includes a list of 13 fire safety writing prompts that students can choose from. I truly believe that if you have super-interesting prompts, your students will be excited about writing and WANT to get right down to business! This packet will be FREE for an entire year (!) woo hoo. After which time, it will be revamped and put in Diane's Dollar Deals, in my TpT shop. Click on the link to zip on over.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Fire Safety Activities With Me
In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day Proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9th falls.
Over the years, I've had two of my students involved in trailer fires, one in which my Y5 was the one who alerted the family and dialed 911, so don't think a fire won't happen to your kiddos.
Prepare them like it will. In Jose's case that preparation was quite possibly life saving. I start my Fire Safety Week with all sorts of fiction and non fiction stories.
If you're looking for a list of appropriate fire safety books for little ones, I've compiled a list of 55 of my all-time favorites.
So that you can quickly and easily plug in some relevant fire safety into your busy day, here are some simple fire safety craftivities for you to choose from.
The first two have an "I promise" aspect to them. A promise is a big deal to a child, so when they make a promise to me, I think they are more committed to following through.
Promises also show them the importance of fire safety. Signing their promise activities give them extra clout. Such is the case with the "Stop and Think" hand print craftivity.
On the front is a child's painted white hand print; on the back is our promise pledge: "Stop and think. Give me a high five for fire safety. Don't - don't - don't play with matches, candles or lighters. I promise I won't - won't - won't! I'm alert so I won't get hurt." These looked terrific twirling from our hallway ceiling.
My personal favorite is: Hands Off Fire. This too is a promise craftivity. The flames of the fire are a child's paper hands. If you look closely you'll see that they are crinkled like cardboard.
(I ran them through a crimper roller, that you can buy at any craft store. Well worth the $18, as I use it for that "finishing touch" for lots of projects.)
Using hands for the flames, is not my original idea. I came across a photo on Pinterest with no link or pattern, so I decided to dream up my own.
I've also included a Never Ever fire safety song, with matching poster.
Ever conscious of Common Core State Standards, I tried to throw in some writing activities for older students.
As you can see by the photo, students complete a writing prompt (I've provided 2 options) and then glue their bonfire to the top.
I've also included a fire safety - promise poster that all of your students can sign.
Finally, as with all of my themes, I use them as an opportunity to build vocabulary. F is for Fire covers 24 fire-themed words.
Some of them begin with the word fire, which is used as an adjective (teachable moment for "describing" words), others are compound words. (Another teachable moment!)
Students rip and tear red, yellow and orange strips of construction paper. Have children make 3 piles of colors and then rub a glue stick over the letter F, pressing each piece down.
My Y5's loved doing rip and tear activities, and I included them because they are a great fine motor skill and really help strengthen finger muscles. Completed projects make awesome fall bulletin boards too.
Older students can alphabetize the list of words and write them down. For that fire-effect, I used a pinking shears to edge the construction paper.
That's it for today. I don't want this blog article to get too long, so I hope you can pop back tomorrow, as I have lots more fire safety FREEBIES to share with you.
I'm off to Art Prize; 1000's of amazing exhibits throughout our downtown area. Quite the big deal here in Grand Rapids, MI.
"Individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean." -Ryunosuke Satoro