We all know that fire safety for our children is very important and we should therefore seek to educate our kids about the dangers of fire. However, it can be difficult to achieve this, especially with young children and therefore it is best to educate them by using fun activities. In this article, we are going to look at some of the fire safety activities for children which you can employ and teach your young ones about fire and at the same time have some family fun time together.
One of the activity you can do to educate your kids about fire safety is to have a fire safety week for the entire family. Tell your kids that within this week, there ‘s going to be a fire drill through which you can practice fire evacuation with your children.
During this fire safety week, you can go ahead and purchase some coloring books about fire safety, like ones related to fire engines and ideally read them stories of the courageous fire firefighters, on how they help families who are in danger caused by fire and that the fire fighters are heroes. Through this contrast of how bad fire is in trying to destroy families and how fire fighter are heroes, the kids will have a clear understanding of the dangers of fire.
Other activities include a fire safety Q&A for the kids, for instance, ask your children if they can tell the fire hazards around them in the living room or the kitchen. If you have two or more children, you can even make it sort of a competition so that they are more excited and enthusiastic about it.
You can even do a simple worksheet which will act as a test for your children on the several fire safety topics. It does not have to be hard, just ask some basic questions to raise their awareness. When your children read these sort of questions, psychologically, it will help reinforce their thoughts about fire and thus helping them be even more conscious about fire safety.
Of course, if your kids are more than eight years old, you may even want them to try using a fire extinguisher, so that they know what to do in case of a fire. As matter of fact, most schools have their own fire safety week and ideally invite firemen to give lessons and demonstrate the use of fire extinguishers to the kids. And because, not every kid may have the chance to try it at school, you might want to demonstrate on how to use one, for knowledge purposes.
As you can see, there are a lot of fire safety activities for children, which you can use to help the kids learn more about fire safety and even spread the awareness. However, the major point is to make sure that your kids know and understand the dangers of fire and that it should never be played with.