Are you looking for a fun firefighter activity for your kids to complete during Fire Safety Month or Fire Safety Week? I have just the activity. This firefighter craft is complete with various writing prompts that kids can write on after finishing their fun craft. Write a letter to a fireman, discuss what you would do as a firefighter, and much more with the prompts included. Take a look at how you can use this awesome activity with your little ones as you talk about fire safety at home and in the classroom.
What is Fire Safety Week?
Fire Safety Week is usually celebrated during the month of October. It’s the perfect time to talk to kids and families about how to stay safe in case of a fire emergency. It is the longest-running public health observance in the United States, meaning it’s pretty important!
During Fire Safety Week, firefighters, teachers, parents, and other adults teach kids about the importance of fire safety in the home and at school. Kids learn about exit routes out of the house and building, they learn what to do if they smell smoke, and how to call 9-1-1 if there is a fire. Kids also learn how to Stop, Drop, and Roll if their clothing is on fire. This extremely important lesson is life-saving and you can help kids remember what to do using this craft and writing activity.
Writing Prompts Included in the Firefighter Craft
In this adorable firefighter craft download come 6 different writing prompts that kids will love using. They are:
- If I were a firefighter …
- Firefighters are …
- Firefighters help people by …
- I want to thank a firefighter for …
- Dear firefighters Letter
- When I grow up …
If you don’t want to use one of the of the above prompts, you can easily use lined paper or a blank page to let kids write about other topics. Other ideas include:
- Where to meet in case of a fire
- What do I do if my clothes are on fire
- What would I do if I smelled smoke?
- How can I stay safe around the fire?
Ideas for Using this Firefighter Craft
This firefighter craft is the perfect way to practice fire safety and to thank a firefighter in the community. Whether you teach in the classroom or want to use this activity with your kids at home, you can thank a community member with this engaging craft.
Simply print out the templates onto colored construction paper and have the kids assemble the pieces using the step-by-step instructions provided. Then, have them write a sweet thank you or letter to a firefighter. Deliver them on a trip to the fire station or mail them off! The firefighters will be delighted, and your kids will be excited to write to a firefighter.
This firefighter craft is also amazing for practicing the letter F in preschool and kindergarten and for a small group activity in the classroom. It’s wonderful for fine motor skills practice, a classroom reward, or for a fun rainy day activity in October (or any time of year).
Community Helper Craft Ideas
Firefighters are amazing community helpers, but they aren’t the only valued people in our towns. Kids can also learn about other community helpers using this Community Helper Bundle! In this fun bundle, there are 10 different community helpers to choose from. They are:
- Veterinarian Craft
- Teacher Craft
- Postal Worker Craft
- Police Officer Craft
- Nurse Craft
- Firefighter Craft
- Farmer Craft
- Doctor Craft
- Construction Worker Craft
- Chef Craft
I hope you enjoy creating this cute firefighter craft and all of the other community helper crafts as well. Happy Fire Safety!!