Fire Safety For Kindergartners and Other Early Learners

October is Fire Prevention Month! Whether you visit a fire station, have firemen come to your school, or show a video about fire safety, make sure you address these simple points with your students:

  1. Don’t play with matches or fire. 

  1. Stop, drop, and roll. 

  1. Crawl under the smoke.

  1. Feel the door before opening it. If it’s hot, don’t open it. 

  1. Don’t hide from the firemen.

  1. Go outside quickly if there is a fire.

  1. Have a meeting place outside.

  1. Stay out. Don’t go back into a burning building.

  1. Learn your address and phone number.

  1. Dial 9-1-1 only if there is an emergency.

Fire prevention and community helpers can provide you with many learning opportunities beyond safety. For activities that teach early learning academic skills using a fireman theme, check out our Firemen and Community Helpers unit.

This "Developmentally Appropriate Thematic Unit", Fireman and Other Community Helpers reaches across the curriculum to meet the common core standards! It is divided into areas of literature/media, music, art, literacy, math and science activities, creative writing, word wall, and guided reading. 

The activities are clearly written, easy to use, and need limited amounts of preparation. Ding Ding, Let the Firemen in!

Unit Includes the Following: 

Literacy Activities:
ABC Firemen: Letter Identification
Race Up the Ladder: Identifying Syllables
Help The Helpers: Beginning Sounds
Fireman Fluency Flash: Beginning Fluency

Math Activities:
Fireman Number Race: Matching Numerals to Quantity 1-6
Cop Patrol: Identifying, Creating & Extending Patterns
The Fire Station: Five Frames
Fire Truck 1-10: Ordering Numbers

The Fireman Race
Around the Town
Fireman Portfolio Page

Art Projects
Construct a Fire truck
Construct a Fireman
Fire Safety Arm Band
Policeman/Fireman Hat
Draw a Fireman

Writing Prompts/Word Wall
Word Wall Words
All About Fireman
What Might I be?

Guided Reading Books
The Fireman

My Neighborhood
People Who Help
Ding Ding Ding
Five Little Firemen
The Policeman