DIY Storytime – Fire Safety

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on the theme of Fire Safety whenever is convenient for your family.

Do-It-Yourself Storytime
FIRE SAFETY

BOOKS

book stop, drop, and rollStop, Drop, and Roll
• Written by Margery Cuyler
• Illustrated by Arthur Howard
• Published by Simon & Schuster’s for Young Readers
• Presented by Stories for Kids
During Fire Prevention Week at her school, Jessica, worries about fire safety rules.
https://video.link/w/it56c
VeryWell Family has 10 Activities for teaching Kids about Fire Safety:
https://www.verywellfamily.com/fun-activity-ideas-for-teaching-fire-safety-616821

book arthur's fire drillArthur’s Fire Drill
• Written and illustrated by Marc Brown
• Published by Random House Books for Young readers
• Presented by Once Upon a Story
Arthur helps ease D.W.’s fire fears by practicing fire drills at home.
https://video.link/w/8t56c
Pre-K Pages has links to several games and pintables, including a Fire Safety Scavenger Hunt, Fire Safety Word Cards, a DIY Fire Extinguisher and idea for dramatic play, crafts, fire truck fun activities, and more.
https://www.pre-kpages.com/activities-fire-safety/

book no dragons for teaNo Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids
• Written by Jean E. Pendziwol
• Illustrated by Martine Gourbault
• Published by Kids Can Press
• Presented by Dixie’s Storytime World
A little girl invites her new dragon friend home for tea, but when the dragon sneezes fire, she has to get them out safely.
https://video.link/w/Yt56c
NFPA Kids has a video about The Gear Firefighters Wear:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lro2OT9yqBA

SONGS

Fire Safety Rap by Harry Kindergarten Music
https://video.link/w/tu56c

Get Out, Stay Out, Don’t You Go Back In by Sesame Street
https://video.link/w/Gu56c

Sparky Says Join My Safety Club Video by NFPA Kids
https://video.link/w/yu56c

Smokey Bear Song by Ohio Department of Natural Resources
https://video.link/w/av56c

RHYMES AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES

Fire Safety Song
(Tune: London Bridges Falling Down)

What should you do to plan for fire,
Plan for fire, plan for fire?
What should you do to plan for fire?
Have a fire drill! (point to your head like you have an idea)

What should you have to warn about fire,
Warn about fire, warn about fire?
What should you have to warn about fire?
Have a smoke detector! (point to the closest smoke detector)

What should you do if you see fire,
You see fire, you see fire?
What should you do if you see fire?
Get out right away! (run to nearest exit)

What should you dial if there’s a fire,
There’s a fire, there’s a fire?
What should you dial if there’s a fire?
Dial 9-1-1! (pretend to call on phone)

What should you do if you catch fire,
You catch fire, you catch fire?
What should you do if you catch fire?
Stop, drop and roll! (practice stop, drop, and roll)

Who comes in a truck if there’s fire,
There’s a fire, there’s fire?
Who comes in a truck if there’s fire?
It’s the Firefighters! (clap hands to welcome firefighters)

Dress Like a Fire Fighter
(tune: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)

Helmet, jacket, pants and boots (touch head, torso, thighs, and toes)
Pants and boots (touch thighs and toes)
Helmet, jacket, pants and boots (touch head, torso, thighs, and toes)
Pants and boots (touch thighs and toes)
And a tank and mask over my face (pat back and face)
To dress like a firefighter.

Play Firefighter Simon Says!

Here’s a fun way to teach kids fire safety.
Discuss fire safety rules before you play. Then have you child sit down. Call out the following commands, mixing up the order so good commands are mixed with the bad ones. When you child hears a good command, they should stand up. When they hear a bad command, they should sit down. You can add other safety tips that are appropriate for your child and where you live. Keep practicing until they get it right every time.

Firefighter Simon Good Commands:
• Crawl with your belly to the floor to avoid the smoke in the air above you.
• If a door feels cool, open it carefully.
• If a door feels hot, leave it alone.
• Cover your face with a wet cloth to keep out smoke.
• Stop, drop, and roll if fire touches you.
• Use the stairs to exit the building.
• Call 911.
• Find the nearest exit.
• Go to the outside meeting spot.

Firefighter Simon Bad Commands:
• Play with matches.
• Touch or go near the fire.
• Try to use the stove by yourself.
• If the smoke detector if it goes off.
• Use an elevator.
• Go back for your favorite toy.
• Hide from the fire.
• Open a door without touching it first.

fire safety coloring

 

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