According to the National Fire Protection Association, roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep. Fire prevention week takes place the week of Oct 4-10, 2015. Firefighters will be emphasizing, “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”
CJ’s favorite pretend play gear is definitely his fireman air tank. We’re big book lovers too, so he’s really enjoying learning about fire safety with his colorful fire truck books. We built campfires out of rocks, sticks, buttons, string, and paint to learn about fire safety in the past.
To help teach fire safety to kids, here are some fun, way too-cute, creative crafts, activities, and books for prevention week.
FIREFIGHTER PRETEND PLAY FOR KIDS
DIY Fireman Air Tank from Crayon Box Chronicles
Doll Practice for Fire Prevention Week from Still Playing School
House On Fire Cardboard Box from Teach Me Mommy
FIRE CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES
Knockdown Cups & Activities from Lalymom
Fun With Fire Safety from Katherine Marie
Firefighter Play Dough from One Time Through
Toilet Paper Tube Fires from Home Sweet Homebodies
FIRE TRUCK CRAFTS
Easy Fire Craft & Books for Kids from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Fire Truck Footprint Art from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Easy Shapes Fire Truck Craft from Sugar Aunts
Community Helpers Poem & Craft from JDaniel4’s Mom
Fire Truck Bag Activity from JDaniel4’s Mom
Five Little Firefighters Handprint Craft from Tippy Toe Crafts
Firefighter Sensory Play from Two-daloo
Fire Trucks for Toddlers from Craftulate
FIREFIGHTER PRINTABLE & ACTIVITIES
Fire Safety Week in Preschool from Pre-K Pages
Montessori-Inspired Fire Fighter Activities and Printable from Living Montessori Now
Firefighter Coloring Sheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
FIRE SAFETY BOOKS
There are many beautifully designed firefighter and fire safety books for kids. Here are a few of our favorites:
No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids
Arthur’s Fire Drill (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)
Stop Drop and Roll (A Book about Fire Safety)
Curious George and the Firefighters
Big Frank’s Fire Truck
Nozzlehead’s Adventure “5 Alarm Fire” Book 3)
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill
Clifford The Firehouse Dog
If you’re short on time and can’t create these projects, here are a few fun, inexpensive ways to promote role-playing to teach fire safety to children. Not to mention, they can also double as a firefighter Halloween costume.
Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Set
Playhut Fire Engine Vehicle
Pretend Play Kids Fire Fighter’s Megaphone
Play-Doh Diggin’ Rigs Boomer the Fire Truck
Are you ready to take the Fire Prevention Week 2015 Challenge?
- Get creative and complete a Fire Prevention Week activity.
- Take a photo of your activity.
- Complete the online 2015 Fire Prevention Week Challenge application to enter the random drawing for a Fire Safety Sports Box. See the rules here.
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