Second Grade Nest: Fire Safety Activites for Primary Classrooms

Monday, October 3, 2016

Fire Safety Activites for Primary Classrooms



Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)
Fire Safety Week is near! I have gathered up several ideas for you to use in your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade classroom. 



Start with collecting prior knowledge with your students.
Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)    Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)
This FREEBIE is for an anchor chart. Create an anchor chart with this label in the middle. Then, cover the anchor chart in blank Post-it notes. Students will come up and grab a Post-it note, write what they know about Fire Safety, and stick it back up. 
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You could use this as a post-assessment after your unit. You can create the anchor chart and put the Post-it notes on the sign just like the prior knowledge activity. However, this time, students can either write one or two facts they have learned or they can answer a specific question you ask. 


Show a video.

Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)
I love all things Annie and Moby. They put all social studies and science topics into kid language and make it very approachable for students. This video covers the basics of fire safety.


Make an educational flip book.

Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)   Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)
My flip book for fire safety comes with a reading passage and comprehension questions. It also has a sorting activity where students can sort between things that are safe and things that are not safe. And finally, there is a writing page where they can write what they know about escaping a fire and what to do if your body is on fire.


Read passages about fire safety. 

Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)
(Source: Fall Passages)
In the picture, you see a differentiated set of nonfiction and fiction fire safety passages. The fire safety nonfiction passage covers basics about staying safe. The fictional passages are all about a little kiddo watching a fireman work.



Incorporate books into their reading centers or reading routine.

Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)
Here are four great read alouds for your primary classroom! Here are my affiliate links for Amazon to grab your own copy.
No Dragons for Tea by Jean D. Pendziwol
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill by Jamie Harper
Stop, Drop, and Roll by Margaret Cuyler
Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demacrest



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Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)    Fire Safety Activities and Lessons for the Primary classroom (with a freebie)


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