Fire Prevention Month Activities

October is Fire Safety Month. Fire safety prevention and awareness can be incorporated into your program’s activities in a variety of ways, including having the fire department makes a visit to your program or scheduling a field trip to a local fire station!

Language Arts Project:

Write one or both poems below on a large poster board or piece of paper. Point to each word as you read or recite the poem with your class. As a follow-up activity, make firefighter handprints. Paint each child’s hand with red paint and have them press their handprint onto white paper. Once the hand is dry, children can glue circles on top of each finger and draw faces on the circles. Then, they can glue pre-cut fire hats on top of the circle heads. Older children can write the numbers 1 – 5 on each fire hat. Attach a copy of the poem to the final project for each child to take home and share with their families.

I’m a little fire fighter

I’m a little fire fighter on the go.

Here is my helmet.

Here is my hose.

When I see a fire,

Hear me shout:

“Turn on the water and put the fire out!”

Counting Fun followed by the art project above:

five-firefighters-craftFive Little Fire Fighters

5 little fire fighters sleeping in a row.

Ring goes the bell, down the pole one goes.

4 little fire fighters sleeping in a row.

Ring goes the bell, down the pole one goes.

3 little fire fighters sleeping in a row.

Ring goes the bell, down the pole one goes.

2 little fire fighters sleeping in a row.

Ring goes the bell, down the pole one goes.

1 little fire fighters sleeping in a row.

Ring goes the bell, down the pole one goes.

Sensory Water Table Activities:

White shaving cream can be put into the sand/water table. Sprinkle red, orange, and yellow powder paint on the shaving cream to represent fire. Give the children spray water bottles to “put out the fire!”

Purchase bags of shredded red, orange, and yellow paper and place into the sand/water table. Place fire trucks, firefighter figures, and small boxes to resemble houses.

Independent Sorting:

Cut out figures (fire truck, fire hose, and fire hydrant) and laminate. Glue magnets on the back of each picture. Using metal baking sheets (from the dollar store), have children create patterns with the pictures.

Free printable pictures for the project

Building Activity:

With magnetic tiles, Legos or bristle blocks, children can build houses. Provide fire trucks and firefighter figures for the children to use to race to the houses and put out the fires in the houses.

Fine Motor Skills Outdoor Activity:

Students can draw houses with fire on the rooves or windows using red, orange, and yellow chalk. Then, using water bottles, the children can spray the fires in their drawings, and “put the fire out!” This activity will help to strengthen fine motor skills.