This is a post sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org.
As you might know if you’re one of my many teacher or homeschooler readers, October is Fire Prevention Month, and this is fire protection week. If you’re getting ready to share fire safety materials with your students this week, or if you want to make sure your family is safe at home, be sure to check out all the amazing, FREE resources from our firends at the National Fire Protection Association. Really-they’re all free; promise me you won’t spend your time making your own, o.k.?
New this year is a super fun video, “Firefighting’s Weird History & Fascinating Future.” My boys love weird trivia, so they were all over this one. I’m sure Henry is busy telling anyone who will stand still how firefighters used to use their beards to filter smoke (!) or how they would blow trumpets to issue commands! You can watch it by clicking on the video below, or use this link. It’s just under five minutes, and I think it would work just fine with primary grades all the way up to middle schoolers.
and (Hello!) Sparky lessons!
You’ll find more videos, music, apps, activities, and lessons. They’re searchable by grade level, and there is even a free parent letter you can send home! Wouldn’t fire safety be a great at-home activity during conference/in-service weeks? I think so, too!
If you end up using any of these in your classroom or at home, we’d love to hear about it. I know the team at the NFPA would love your feedback, too! They’re dedicated to making safety everyone’s business all year round!
We hope you enjoyed this post written in collaboration with the WeAreTeachers team on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association! As always, the opinions are all my own!