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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fire Safety Week Activities for Kids

Fire Safety Week Activities: Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. Have some fun teaching the importance of fire safety knowledge which will help calm your students fear of fire. Feel free to incorporate our fire safety activities and teaching resources into your math, science and language arts lessons throughout the entire year! 


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Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. Here are dates for future FPW campaigns:

2016: October 9-15
2017: October 8-14
2018: October 7-13

2016 Fire Safety Theme: 
Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years

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FREE Fire Safety Activities:



This website has lots of information for kids and educators, including a Fire Prevention Week quiz, fast facts, products for purchase for teachers and parents, Sparky School House (online games and apps) and more!

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Fire Safety Be on Your Guard



This website has tips about routine fire safety checks to save lives.

S.T.O.P. - Smoke Alarms, Test Your Smoke Alarms Weekly, Obvious Dangers, Plan Your Escape Route

You will find printable booklets, smoke alarm tips, facts, maintenance, and routine safety checks.

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This website is geared for kids with fun "Be a Hero" characters. Students may play games and test their knowledge. There are also free booklets for parents and teachers to download. There is also a link to find out what is happening in your state regarding emergencies and local resources.

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This website has printable fire safety fact sheets for escape planning, holiday fire safety, home heating fires, cooking fires, children and fires, smoke alarms, candle safety, CO poisoning and FAQ's.

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You may also like these books from our Amazon Associate store:

 stop drop and roll fire safety book


Jessica has always been a worrier, and learning about fire safety is making her more nervous than ever. But our favorite worrywart is about to discover that knowing what to do in an emergency is the best (and only) way to extinguish her fire-safety fears!

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 fire safety book for kids


Big Frank tells young readers all about firefighting and the many other important jobs firefighters do: fire safety training, fire inspection, helping at accident scenes, and more. It's all in a day's--and night's--work for our firefighting friend and his crew. The detailed full-color illustrations in this paperback book will fascinate readers.

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 gail gibbons fire safety book for kids


The alarm sounds. Fire! Fire! Big trucks roll out of the firehouse and race to the scene. Out come the soft hoses and aerial ladders. Whether the fire is in the city or in the country, on the waterfront or in a deep forest, firefighters are on the scene in moments, ready to attack the blaze.

Fire! Fire! teaches beginning readers about the important job of firemen in the community. The book includes a glossary in the back with fire-fighting equipment keywords as well as a list of ways to prevent a fire and what to do if there is a fire.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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More Online Resources:


This website includes coloring pages, crafts, greeting cards, songs, and online jigsaw puzzles.


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This website has great pictures describing everything firefighters wear. These pictures are a great resource to eliminate fear in children. 


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You may also like this blog post:


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You may also like these free fire safety fingerplays:


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You may also like these resources from our TpT store:

#1 Best Seller

 fire safety week foldable

 fire safety week foldable craftivity


This foldable craftivity is perfect for October Fire Prevention Month, a community helpers unit or as a fire safety review. There are several variations of the ONE template for easy differentiation. There are eight sections for students to write or draw fire safety tips.

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You will receive six vocabulary task cards for literacy center games. Scavenger hunt directions, along with 20 other games ideas, are also included. They work well for elementary, special education, ESL and speech therapy. You will receive a student response form and answer key. 

Vocabulary words include:

fire engine
air mask 
oxygen
sprinkler system
nozzle
explosive

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Here are three printable pages for your students to practice creative writing, note-taking, narrative writing and other fire safety activities. They work well for all elementary students including special education and ESL students.

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These literacy activities also work well for special education, ESL and speech and language therapy students. You will receive four fire safety reading passages. Each finger play, rhyme or song is followed with five multiple choice questions. An answer key is also provided.

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Students will practice addition and subtraction facts up to ten with a fire safety math theme. Activities include coloring, matching, and cut and paste. This packet works well as morning work, homework, as a math review or extra practice for special education. It is in black and white for more economical printing. Answer keys are provided.

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You will receive 30 task cards with a fire safety theme. They work well for 1st and 2nd grade, ESL, special education and speech and language therapy students. Ideas for games are included, such as SCOOT or a scavenger hunt. Language skills include verbs, adverbs, pronouns, contractions, quotes, spelling, alphabetizing and more. You will also receive a student response form and answer key. 

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This foldable craftivity is works well with an October Fire Prevention Month unit, a community helpers unit, special education, ESL or speech and language therapy. Students will color and cut out three lift the flap pages with 10 word definitions on each page. An separate word bank is also available for easy differentiation. Students read the definition on the flap and write (or paste) the correct word underneath the flap. Optional word cards are provided on a separate page for differentiation as well. When the activity is completed, the students can lift the flaps as a study guide. Finally, a fire safety quiz is provided for all 30 words along with an answer key.

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YouTube Fire Safety Video Resources:


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More fun resources from our Amazon Associate store:

 fire safety week campfire center

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 fire safety week costumes


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 firefighter toy figurines


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 fire fighter role playing set for centers


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 fire truck with lights and sounds


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 fire safety week vehicles centers


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Set of 24!
 fire chief hats classroom set

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