Did you know that October is Fire Prevention Month and Fire Prevention Week is October 8 – 14? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is my recommended go-to source for Fire Prevention Week 2017 resources. Parents and teachers of preschool through 5th grade kids, you’ll want to check out these resources to teach kids about National Fire Prevention Week.
Why is it SO important to teach kids about fire safety? Lives can be saved with this information. Not only that, kids worry about things like fires. That’s why it’s very beneficial to alleviate those worries with education. When kids know there is a plan and what to do, they’ll worry less.
Use these high quality resources from NFPA, including fun apps, to make learning about fire safety easy.
Parent and Teacher Resources for National Fire Prevention Week
Fire Safety Websites
PARENTS & TEACHERS:
Visit Sparky’s Schoolhouse from the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) to see exclusive fire prevention week materials designed both for the classroom and at home. The goal of the materials is to engage kids in fun ways to learn about fire safety.
Search by grade level — preschool through fifth grade –to find videos, music, lessons, apps, handouts, stories, and more! OR, you can always search by type of content. If you’re looking for videos for example, you can look at all videos and don’t need to search by grade level. Here’s a good fire safety video I like and think you will as well.
Teachers, you can help kids create a home fire escape plan with their parents. Download customizable letters to go home to families. The parent letter is available in both English and Spanish. This is just one of the many resources provided for free to help you educate your students.
If you’re like me, you’ll love that the fire safety lessons are so thorough and include the standards covered, handouts, step by step directions as well as extension activities.
Kids will find so much to do on Sparky.org!
Download printable fire safety activities like dot to dots, hidden pictures, I Spy, pencil toppers, stories, spot the difference, and SO MUCH more! It’s a gold mine of fun activities.
Then play Sparky’s Fun House game online or pick other games and apps to play. All of these game choices will help kids learn more about fire safety. (Sparky’s Fun House was produced by the National Fire Protection Association.)
In the Sparky’s Fun House game, kids will first help Sparky find his way out of the carnival fun house by remembering the exits. Once outside, there are three fun carnival games to play — dunk Sparky in the dunk tank, solve addition facts to shoot robots water grenades, spell correctly to send Sparky on a roller coaster ride.
And just so you know, the addition problems are standards aligned addition and get more difficult as children progress through the levels. The spelling words used are commonly given in grades K-2, with words getting more difficult as students spell words correctly.
In addition to this fun game and the printable activities, kids can also play more games, download free apps, and watch cool videos on Sparky.org. It’s an amazing resource!
Don’t miss these helpful ways to teach kids about fire safety. Do it today while it’s Fire Prevention Week!
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