October is Fire Prevention month, and although the month is almost out, several fantastic posts and resources have caught my attention! One of my kids has been fixated on fires and their dangers recently, asking what we’d do if our house was on fire. This is a perfect time to make a plan and talk about it as a family! Here are a few resources and roundups I have found to help you and I both out.
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We plan on using some great materials for a little fire prevention/safety week in our home. We’ll talk about being careful with fire and flammable items and what to do in different fire situations, including an escape plan and safety checklist for the house. Here are some of the things we plan to do and use:
- Hopefully, a trip to the local fire station! They often hand out educational materials as well or you can call and have them mailed to you.
- Tips and downloadable resources from the FEMA for Kids, the National Fire Protection Association, and National Safety Council
- A printable safety checklist from Thrifty Handmade Days
- A free fire safety unit study with lesson plans on Teachers Pay Teachers
- Fire Safety Videos from Clever Classroom Blog
- Fire safety related books from the library, like this list from Edventures With Kids
I love these Lego fireman fire safety posters from Homeschool Encouragement, and I know my kids will too! Definitely plan on using these. There’s also a set of lego kits and books at the end worth checking out.
Here’s a fun printable pack on fire safety for Pre-K – K from Embark on the Journey.
Motherhood on a Dime has these really adorable fire truck snacks!
Here’s a great roundup of free fire safety resources at Homeschool Education Free Market.
More Resources and Ideas
- A simple fire safety plan and some resource links at Chestnut Grove Academy
- Controlled burning tips and safety lessons from A Glimpse of Our Life
- Encouragement to get a fire exit plan and a little history on the fire safety program at The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass
- Firefighting hands-on play ideas from One Time Through