Firefighter and Fire Safety Activities, Lessons, and Crafts

Firefighters and Fire Safety Activities, Lessons, and Crafts

Preschool and Kindergarten Firefighters and Fire Safety Crafts, Activities, Lessons, and Games. Fire is magical to children. It emits warmth and light and is used in many types of celebrations around the world. However, fire also has a scary side. It can be dangerous when it is misunderstood or used inappropriately. For these reasons, children need to learn at an early age that fire is not for play. They also need to learn how to protect themselves if they come into contact with fire. Our resources introduce children to the benefits and dangers of fire. It also provides numerous child-friendly safety tips and loads of information about firefighters and the important work they do. Many wonderful books, rhymes, movement activities, games, and interactive materials are included to make the learning process fun, educational, and empowering.

Samples of our more than 80 firefighter and fire safety preschool and kindergarten crafts, activities, and games available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library.

Themes and Projects

Fire Safety Lesson Plan
Fire Engine Lesson Plan


Firefighter Hat
Fire Artwork

Activities and Lessons

In the Classroom: F Is for Forest, Fox, and Fire
Fire Safety Lesson Plan
Fire Engine Lesson Plan


Fire Ladder Counting Game
Red or Yellow Fire Truck? Graphing

Science and Exploration

Hot or not Hot? Sorting Game
Help Extinguish the Fire Cooperation Game (Social Skills)
Extinguish Fire (Science Experiment)


Load the Fire Truck - Bingo
Fire Safety Signs
Go Pick a Fire Truck Card Game


Ladder - Gross Motor Skills
Fire Trucks Tracing Cards
Help Extinguish the Fire Cooperation Game (Social Skills)

Booklets and Other

Firefighters Equipment Book
Firefighters Word Wall
Fire Truck Snack


Fire Trucks Tracing Cards
F for Firefighter Writing Practice

Firefighter Theme and Activities

Free Firefighter and Fire Safety Printables, Activities, Lessons, and Rhymes
To begin the fire safety unit, ask children what they know about fire, firefighting, and fire safety. Use chart paper and a large black marker to record their responses. This initial discussion will help you best use the materials in the theme to meet your group's needs with respect to information that is confusing, missing, or vague. At the end of the unit, you can ask children to tell you what they know about fire, firefighting, and fire safety a second time.
Firefighter coloring page 911 coloring page

Fire drill certificate

Fire hat printables
Fire Drill Certificate


View our Keeping Safe Twiggle Magazine Edition for firefighter snacks, and book suggestions.

Plan and practice home or school fire alarm safety drills:

Educate children about the following topics:

  • Smoke alarms warn about fires
  • Practice stop, drop and roll
  • Get low and go under the smoke
  • Get out of a burning building and stay out
  • Don't be afraid of firefighters -- Firefighters rescue people
  • Hot things burn and don't play with fire
  • Plan and practice a home fire escape plan
  • Designate a meeting place outside

Stop, Drop, and Roll
Explain to children that if their clothes ever catch on fire, they should "stop, drop, and roll."  Demonstrate the proper technique in the classroom and place some felt flames on their clothing and let children practice stopping, dropping, and rolling until the flames are off the clothes. Crawl below the smoke. Use a bed sheet and let some children hold the sheet on each side. Have children "shake" the sheet up and down to make pretend smoke. The other children practice crawling under the sheet on their hands and knees to escape the smoke.

Smoke Chant
If you don't want to choke
Crawl under the smoke.
Get down on the floor
And head for the door.
Author Unknown

Fire Safety Game:

Smoke, Smoke, FIRE!
Played like "Duck, Duck, Goose," but instead a child goes around the circle, and says "smoke, smoke, fire."

Firefighters and Fire Safety Rhymes and Songs

Wheels on the Fire Engine
(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
Sing the song but use the sound and movement of: siren, ladder, seatbelts, fire dog, hose, water, etc.

Five Little Firefighters

Five little firefighters sleeping in their bed
The first one said, "Put your helmet on your head!"
The second one said, "Down the pole we'll slide."
The third one said, "Get ready to ride!"
The fourth one said, "Put your gas mask on your nose."
The fifth one said, "I'll grab the hose!"
Then "woooo" went the siren and out went the fire
And the five little firemen could finally retire!

Never Play With Matches
(Tune: Frere Jacques )

Never, never play with matches.
If you do, if you do,
You might burn your fingers,
You might burn your fingers,
That won't do!  That won't do!

Never, never play with matches.
If you do, if you do,
You might burn your clothes,
You might burn your clothes,
That won't do!  That won't do!

Firefighters and Fire Truck Book Suggestion:

 Firetruck book

 Big Frank's Fire Truck (Pictureback(R))


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