Fireplace safety is one of the most important things a parent can teach their children. You don’t even have to be a parent to teach a child fireplace safety; other relatives like aunts, uncles, grandparents, or caregivers can use the same materials to teach children the important rules to follow regarding fireplaces and fire safety in general. We put together five great games and activities to teach the children you love about fire safety.
This is a wonderful activity book that uses color sheets and games to cover the following fire prevention and emergency situation topics:
- Smoke alarm placement and maintenance.
- Matches, lighters, and candles are not toys.
- Fireplaces, heaters, and electrical appliances are fire hazards.
- When to alert a grownup to fire hazards.
- Requesting an adult’s help when cooking.
- Planning and practicing an escape plan.
- Having emergency numbers in an easily accessible place.
- Never hide in the house in the event of a fire.
- How to leave the room when there is a fire.
- Firefighters are available to help.
- Never run back into a burning building.
This website has a lot of great activities to help teach children fire safety and other general safety rules for the home including bike safety, chemical safety, and stranger danger. Children who love arts and crafts will really enjoy learning and making things from this website.
Winter is full of hidden dangers that we need to teach children from a very young age. They need to understand sports safety, how to dress for winter weather, warning signs of hypothermia and frostbite, sledding safety, and of course fireplace and fire safety. This website has many links to teaching materials to help teach children about these very important issues.
You can find a lot of great information on this website. The fire safety page we linked above has a very good story about the Great Chicago Fire. Reader discretion should be used for children who are sensitive to sad stories or who may become frightened by a story about a fire that did this much damage. Use your best judgment before reading it to your child, but use other parts of the site to teach fire safety.
We’ll end our list with this impressive website because it lists 30 activities and videos that you can use to teach children of varying ages about fire safety. Many of the sites listed on this website offer coloring sheets and activities for young children and videos or activities for older children as well.
Lou Curley’s Chimney Service is a locally owned and operated, family owned small business in Drexel Hill, PA. When we aren’t working we’re either relaxing and enjoying family time or continuing our education so we can better serve our clients. We are CSIA certified, FIRE Certified, NFI Certified, IAFCI Certified, C-DET Certified, and licensed contractors for work in the state of Pennsylvania. We provide chimney and dryer vent services throughout the surrounding area. Call us at 610-626-2439 to schedule an appointment with one of our certified chimney sweeps.