Fire Prevention Week is always the week in October (from Sunday to Saturday) in which the 9th falls. This is a great time to remind your students of important safety tips for preventing fires and staying safe around fire. I like to use a mixture of fiction and nonfiction picture books during storytime in October to help start discussions and use as a springboard for activities in my Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade classes.
A favorite and important activity is to have the students practice Stop! Drop! and Roll! in class. They like to do this, the movement is good for them, and it’s a good idea for them to have practiced in the unlikely event they may need to use this knowledge in real life. It’s important to know that Stop! Drop! and Roll! is something they do if their clothes catch on fire, and NOT if they are in or near a fire. Another great activity to practice is “Go low in smoke.” With these two activities, you can even play a game of Simon Says. “Simon says, ‘Show me what you do if your clothes catch on fire.'” “Simon says, ‘Show me what you do if there is smoke in your house.'”
To help you reinforce these important concepts with your young students, I’ve created a free Stop! Drop! and Roll! resource. Grab it by clicking below!
If you’d like to learn about some great nonfiction books to help you reinforce fire safety concepts with your students and help them learn about firefighters, head over to my blog!
Be well and have fun!