Fire Safety Week is near! I have gathered up several ideas for you to use in your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade classroom. These fire safety activities for primary classrooms are essential for student’s understanding of fire safety.
Start with collecting prior knowledge with your students
This FREEBIE is for an anchor chart. Create an anchor chart with this label in the middle. Then, cover the anchor chart in blank Post-it notes. Students will come up and grab a Post-it note, write what they know about Fire Safety, and stick it back up.
You could use this as a post-assessment after your unit. You can create the anchor chart and put the Post-it notes on the sign just like the prior knowledge activity. However, this time, students can either write one or two facts they have learned, or they can answer a specific question you ask.
Show a video.
(Source: Brain Pop Jr. Fire Safety video)
I love all things Annie and Moby. They put all social studies and science topics into language kids can understand and make it very approachable for students. This video covers the basics of fire safety.
Make an educational flip book.
(Source: Fire Safety Flip Book)
My flip book is a wonderful example of fire safety activities for primary classrooms. It comes with a reading passage and comprehension questions. It also has a sorting activity where students can sort between things that are safe and things that are not safe. And finally, there is a writing page where they can write what they know about escaping a fire and what to do if your body is on fire.
Read passages about fire safety.
(Source: Fall Passages)
In the picture, you see a differentiated set of nonfiction and fiction fire safety passages. The fire safety nonfiction passage covers the basics of staying safe. The fictional passages are all about a little kiddo watching a fireman work. These passages make for excellent fire safety activities for primary classrooms.
Incorporate books into their reading centers or reading routine.
Here are four great read alouds for fire safety activities for primary classrooms! Here are my affiliate links for Amazon to grab your own copy.
- No Dragons for Tea by Jean D. Pendziwol
- Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill by Jamie Harper
- Stop, Drop, and Roll by Margaret Cuyler
- Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demacrest
Fire Safety Activities for Primary Classrooms
The resources highlighted in this blog post can be found here.
- (Link: Fire Safety Flip Book)
- (Link: Differentiated Fall Reading Passages)
Want more fall-themed teaching ideas?
- Integrating Science into fall lesson plans
- October resources and freebies round-up
- Favorite Halloween read-alouds
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