Talking to your kids about fire safety is so important. We all know that, but actually making time to do it is not always a priority. This is not something we should leave to the schools to teach. My kids are homeschooled, so covering fire safety is definitely not optional.
On the page below I’ve gathered lessons and books and ideas and toys for teaching fire safety. Then at the end of this page, I have a download link for an awesome set of Fire Safety posters you can use to help teach your kids or students about fire safety.
Meanwhile, I decided to put the LEGO® fireman graphic I have to good use and have him illustrate a set of Fire Safety Posters for you. The free download includes six fire safety posters, three notebooking pages illustrated by the fireman, and one coloring page.
It’s October, and that means Fire Safety Month here in the U.S. We usually visit a fire station and talk about safety a couple times during October. This year I thought it might be good to go over all of the official rules and safety know-how with the kids.
When I showed my oldest son my Stop, Drop, and Roll poster, he had never heard of the third (extra step) – it is now Stop, Drop, Cover, and Roll – cover with a heavy jacket or blanket if you can. I think I might have him teach the class I have planned for these posters. The refresher will be good for him!
Print the fire safety pages to share with your kids during the month of October or whenever you plan to teach Fire Safety with your kids. Have each child make a book using these pages and make sure you talk about each page together. Nothing is more effective than conversation. Come up with your Fire Escape Plan together, change the batteries in your smoke detectors, buy a fire extinguisher, and set a good fire safety example for your kids!
LEGO Sets for Teaching with our Fire Safety Posters
Turns out LEGO has created quite a few awesome sets with firetrucks, firemen, and firewomen, even a fire helicopter and a fire boat. And LEGO has quite a few books about fire safety too!
LEGO Books for teaching Fire Safety