October 9–16 is Fire Prevention Week! It’s tricky to teach kids about fire safety without scaring them. My boys love fireman and the fire station, but… they have no idea the dangers of a real fire. And… I realized this week I actually have not done a very good job of teaching them fire safety! For Fire Prevention Week, ConsumerSafety.org shared this free printable fire safety game.
Free printable game to teach fire safety
ConsumerSafety.org has a great resource for parents in this fire safety blog post. It tells you all about how to protect your family, why you need two types of smoke detectors, and how you can avoid the danger of your child sleeping through a fire alarm!
There’s even a link to a great tool from the American Red Cross that helps you plan an escape route with your children. And just a ton more great tips that will help us all be prepared… and sleep a little easier at night!
To play, it’s as simple as the age-old game of Simon Says. Only you say “Firefighter says” instead. The game gives you several prompts that you’ll first have to teach your kids the answer to during the first round of the game. But after that, you can use the game as practice prompts to help kids remember the safety tips!
I think it’s a big ingenious to use a classic kids’ game to teach fire safety skills. I’ve got this on our homeschooling schedule for tomorrow to play with the boys. We’ll repeat the game every day this week, and then once a week thereafter until I am sure they know their fire safety skills!
Go ahead and download this handy printable to play this week with your kids too! It’s easy and free! And could help safe a life.
What are you doing for Fire Prevention Week in your home or homeschool?
This printable was provided to me at no charge and for no compensation by ConsumerSafety.org. Used with permission. All opinions are my own.