Fire Safety Lesson Plan Activities For Speech Therapy
Fire Prevention Week (which is the week of October 9th each year) is a great opportunity to use the theme of fire safety in your speech therapy sessions. After all, is there anything more important than teaching your students how to be safe, should a fire (big or small) ever occur? I'm making it easy for you by gathering tons of links to fire prevention and safety-themed activities to use in speech therapy (including teletherapy!) sessions.
Fire Safety Themed Boom Cards
Boom Cards are my go-to for most themes, and Fire Prevention Week is no different! This deck has at least an activity or two for all of my elementary students. (also available here on Boom Learning). It targets goals of sequencing, answering wh- questions, vocabulary, description, pronouns, inferences, reading comprehension, and articulation. Wowza!
For students working on text comprehension and inferencing, this non-fiction passage offers questions with visuals and without. The passages throughout this Boom Card deck (Boom Learning link) can actually be used for many fall themes to monitor progress and target goals, and Fire Prevention Week is no exception!
Fire Safety Themed PDFs
Don't miss this FREE one-page activity for mixed groups! With language and articulation targets right on the page, it's incredibly simple to hit all the goals with this one simple resource. Open it on a PDF reader on a computer or tablet, or print the black/white version!
Books About Fire Safety
Search the following book titles/authors wherever you access digital versions of books (your local library, YouTube, websites, online stores, etc.).
Let's Meet a Firefighter by Gina Bellisario
Fluffy and the Fire Fighters by Kate McMullan
What Do They Do? Firefighters by Jennifer Zeiger
What Should I Do? If There's a Fire by Will Mara
Firefighters: Battling Smoke And Flames by Tom Greve
Videos About Fire Safety
Fire Safety for Kids by a Kid on YouTube is a 1-minute, 16-second video that provides an overview of fire safety concepts.
Fire Safety Song on YouTube is a fun, 4-minute song for young students.
Explore a Fire Engine on Highlights shows parts and tools on and in a firetruck.
This video library on sparky.org hosts tons of videos for all ages.
Fire Safety Themed Games and Activities
Sparky Games on the National Fire Protection Association website is GOLD! It has tons of games, videos, and other activities that teach key concepts of fire safety.
Fire station equipment matching game contains 6 matches of objects with words.
Reading Passages About Fire Safety
Fighting Fires on ReadWorks (Kindergarten level)
Stay Safe from Fire on ReadWorks (1st grade level)
Fire Safety on ReadWorks (2nd grade level)
Firefighters Fight Fires on ReadWorks (2nd grade level)
Preparing for Home Fires on ReadWorks (4th grade level)
Fire Safety Activities for OLDER STUDENTS
Is fire a Solid, Liquid, or a Gas? by Smithsonian Magazine
The Biography of the Real Smoky the Bear by Smithsonian Magazine
As mentioned above, sparky.org has tons of fire safety videos for students of all ages. I love the video entitled, "Lessons from History: The Chicago Fire of 1871" for older students. It's great for figurative language, inferencing, comprehension, and more!
Other Website Resources for Fire Safety Information
Fire Safe Kid includes facts and activities to help kids learn about fire safety.
Fire Safety for Kids by the American Red Cross has information, videos, and activity books for children.
Fire Safety Tips by Safe Kids Worldwide has facts and tips for fire safety for various age groups from babies to teens.
As therapists and educators, we know that teaching fire safety and prevention is always worth our while. I hope that this post helps you to pull together engaging and effective fire safety-themed lessons for your students.
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