October is fire prevention month.
Preschool and kindergarten classrooms everywhere will be making fire truck crafts and reading picture books with the big red trucks.
You can make learning fire safety more fun with these fire safety crafts and fire safety activities.
If your child loves vehicles, be sure to check out all our vehicle activities.
Fire Safety Crafts
You won’t be able to resist this adorable Footprint Fire Truck. It would be fun to do with toddlers and preschoolers.
You’ll love this mixed-media Fire Truck Art Activity.
Kids will have fun making the swirling flames to go with this Fire Truck Craft.
This simple Shape Fire Truck is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Use recyclables to make your very own Cardboard Fire Station. It’s perfect to use with toy fire trucks.
Celebrate Fire Prevention by making this yummy Fire Truck Cake.
Fire Safety Activities
Demonstrate to kids why you should avoid opening windows in a burning building with this Simple Fire Safety Experiment.
From learning to crawl when there’s a fire to a fun cup knock down, these 3 Easy Fire Safety Activities for Preschoolers will be lots of fun for your youngster.
Your child will learn breath control and get needed sensory input with this fun Fire Truck Activity.
Preschoolers will have fun working on the letter “F,” counting skills and more with activities for “F” Is for Fire Truck.
Use baking soda and vinegar to make a DIY fire extinguisher like this one.
Keep the fire prevention theme going while working on place value with this Fire House Place Value Chart.
Investigate the Science of Fire with these simple kids activities.
Printables for Fire Safety Month
This Fire Safety Book free preschool printable is perfect for learning what’s safe to touch, fire safety vocabulary, and how to use emergency numbers.
With mazes, skip counting, and more, this Fire Truck K-2 Pack is perfect for early elementary students.
Teach kids all about what to do during a house fire with this Fire Safety Booklet.
Help your kids develop number sense and fluency within 10 with these Fire Safety Play Dough Counting Mats.
Work on recognizing important fire safety items with this Printable Fire Safety Scavenger Hunt.
Get kids excited to learn about fire prevention with these Lego-Themed Posters.
Teach kids the 5 Little Firemen rhyme with this Free Printable Firemen Coloring Page.
Kids will have fun learning about all the gear fire fighters wear with this Fireman Paper Doll.
Fire Prevention Videos and Books
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Lots & Lots of Fire Songs & Safety Tips — Both adults and kids will enjoy this video, packed with safety information and fun songs.
Elmo Visits the Fire House Video — After a fire on Sesame Street leaves Elmo feeling scared, his friends help him feel safe again by discussing what to do in a fire. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers that love Elmo.
Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy: Fire Classroom Edition — Explore the science of fire, including the roles that heat and oxygen play. Bill will also address safety when it comes to fires.
Lots & Lots of Fire Trucks Video — Your child will learn all about what firemen do, about their equipment, and even see firemen in action. Kids will also learn about important fire safety tips.
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill by Jamie Harper — Miss Mingo and her class of animals prepare for a fire drill. Complete with all the silly antics of other Miss Mingo books, and guaranteed to make teaching about fire safety a little less scary for young children.
All Aboard Fire Trucks by Teddy Slater — Big colorful pictures and easy to understand facts make this picture book a favorite for preschoolers.
Arthur’s Fire Drill by Marc Brown — When a fire drill is announced at school, D.W. is afraid the school will burn down. Arthur helps ease her mind by giving her his fire fighter hat and a few tips about fire safety. This leveled reader is good for reading aloud to young kids or for early elementary kids to read on their own.
These fire safety crafts and fire safety activities are perfect for fire prevention month in October.
Or, if you have a fire truck fan at home, the fire truck crafts, videos and fire truck books will win big smiles any time of year.
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Originally published September 20,2017.