Fire Prevention Week is here, and if you are like me, sometimes it sneaks up on you and forget! So I usually just put it on my calendar that all of October is a great time to learn more about fire safety with my kids. I teach a lot through fire safety read alouds, and I also help my kids build vocabulary around fire safety with these fun fire safety writing centers.
*Grab these on their own (below) or in our Writing Centers for the Year pack!
Fire Safety Writing Centers
Like all of our writing centers, once kids learn the vocabulary and the routines, these activities can be done fairly independently.
Kids work on a variety of writing activities with the following fire safety related vocabulary words: firefighter, fire hose, fire truck, fire hydrant, helmet, ladder, firehouse, and fire.
The vocabulary cards come 4 to a page (8 words total) and are a great size to accompany all the activities.
These are great to discuss beforehand about what they are and what their purpose is. You can even refer to them during your fire safety read alouds or make a chart with them.
After cutting out the vocabulary cards and laminating them, I also laminate the writing strips. Kids use the vocabulary cards to help them spell and write fire safety words on the dry erase strips.
Anything with a dry erase marker is always a favorite!
Next up is a “Write It!” book, where we match up the vocabulary cards to their picture and copy the words in our best handwriting.
This is a great independent activity for the writing center or small group.
We also work in some fine motor through coloring and cutting with a trace and paste activity using all of our vocabulary words around fire safety!
We also get more advanced writing practice with our fire safety story book. Kids can either color and copy the word a few times to practice handwriting, or if they are ready, they can try to write a sentence about the vocabulary word (spelling isn’t necessarily the focus, we typically focus on writing the sounds we hear).
You could also write a sentence together as a small group or a class, or send them home for a family project to extend the learning.
Finally, one of the kids’ favorite activities is fire safety write the room! You can either leave the cards on the table in the writing center, hide them in a sensory bin, or tape them up around the room.
Kids “hunt” for the word and copy it down next to the correct picture.
Grab Your Set
There are lots of fun activities in this pack to build vocabulary and writing skills around fire safety!
All the colored items also come in black and white.
Then, if you haven’t already, hop over to The Letters of Literacy and read our recommendations for Fire Safety Books for Kids!