(This post is dedicated to my nephew, Jerry, a fireman who is currently on medical leave due to an injury from fighting a fire.)
As many of you know, this week is Fire Prevention Week. Teaching our children about the dangers of fires and what to do in the event one happens can be a bit frightening for some, but it is so necessary. This hits rather close to home with me, as we just experienced a small fire in our kitchen a few months ago due to faulty wiring, and it was my 3 year old who alerted us to it. If she hadn’t done so, we may not have a house today.
Since this week is our break week, my younger children will not be doing any formal schoolwork; however, this is the perfect time to throw some fire safety activities into the mix.
Here are some ideas you may want to incorporate this week:
- Bake some goodies for the firemen at your local fire station.
- Write a thank you letter or make a card for your neighborhood firemen.
- Take a tour of a fire station.
- Have a family meeting and come up with an evacuation route in the event of a fire in your home.
- Talk about age-appropriate fire safety guidelines.
- Make your own “fire extinguishers” by decorating old coffee cans or other suitable containers and filling them with baking soda.
- Play a game of Fireman Says, graciously provided by consumersafety.org.
- Make it a family event to change the batteries in all of your smoke detectors.
I’ve also discovered some great posts with tons of fun fire safety activities just for you!
- Free Fire Safety Printables
- Fire Safety Teaching Ideas
- Fire Prevention Coloring Pages
- DIY Fire Extinguisher Activity
- How to Make a Super Easy Fireman Hat
- Sparky the Fire Dog Printables
- Fire Truck Shape Craft
- 3 Easy Fire Safety Activities for Kids
- Free Fire Prevention Resources and Activities
- Fire Prevention Mini-Book
- 12 Books for Fire Prevention Week
- Fire Safety Activities for Young Children
- Fire Safety Activities, Crafts, and Ideas
This is literally just the tip of the iceberg. I may be late to the party with Pinterest, but boy am I loving it now!
Before I go, I just wanted to leave you with some important information provided by Consumer Safety. There are two recalls on children’s pajamas due to not meeting current fire standards:
Have a Happy and Safe Fire Prevention Week!