Fire Prevention Week is always celebrated the week of October 9 each year in commemoration of the historic Chicago fire of 1871. For 2019, Fire Prevention Week starts on October 6 and runs through October 12, 2019. While we all know the importance of teaching our students and kids how to be safe around fires, it’s not always easy to do so without completely terrifying them. We must teach them to be smart, safe and to always have a plan! To teach about fire safety in my classroom, we like to read books, write about how to stay safe, make a fire truck craft and sing some songs! (You can read more about fire prevention week {here}.)

Here are some fun books to read as you start your fire prevention week! {You can find these on Amazon using my affiliate link}

My students also love to create their own fire truck and we talk about the importance of “stop, drop and roll”.
I also found some great songs from Barbara at Grade Onederful that are perfect to teach during fire prevention week!
See what I mean!? So catchy!
We also work on our writing by writing about how we can stay safe and our safety plans.
fire safety writing templates
Finally, we make these little emergent readers to practice our sight words and counting.
fire safety books
You can find the craft, writing templates, and emergent readers as part of my Fire Safety Week unit. There’s enough in there for the whole week!

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