This is a post sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org.
It’s October, which means I get to share all about the free fire prevention resources and games from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Woo-hoooo!
The resources for educators and families that NFPA provides are totally amazing, and it’s something that everyone, whether at home or in school, needs to know about.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Free Fire Prevention Resources and Games
First, it’s important to know that October is Fire Prevention Month. Fire Prevention Week 2019 is October 6 – 12.
NFPA has exclusive, instructive Fire Prevention Week materials for teachers and parents that will make essential and important fire safety learning engaging and memorable for children. All materials are geared towards preschool through elementary school-aged kids.
NFPA has videos, lesson plans, printables, and fun apps for students that help kids learn important fire safety rules in an enjoyable way. My students, my nephews and nieces, and my own children have used these resources for years and years. We love them, and you will, too.
Take a quick look:
You can view the free fire prevention videos on the main site, and as you scroll down the page, you’ll see a handful of really cool and engaging ones!
I particularly love the new Anchor Chart video and corresponding download. Teachers can use the download along with their own hand-drawn anchor chart in their class this very day!
I love how it’s hands-on and interactive. Super clever, NFPA!
Free Fire Prevention Lesson Plans & Printables
The free fire prevention lesson plans are incredibly well-made and really interesting for kids of all ages.
NFPA provides free fire prevention lessons for students from preschool up through grade five, and some of the lessons even connect to the videos on the site.
These lessons can be downloaded and printed, and NFPA even provides free fire prevention books that you can print and use!
I absolutely love the eBook written by New York Times bestselling authors, for students ages 8-11.
This free eBook is ideal for reinforcing fire-safety messages with students while building critical skills in reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and more. Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes, and Science Facts meets Common Core State Standards in English, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science through a combination of nonfiction, fictional stories, scientific diagrams, and poetry.
For our littlest ones through grade two, Learn Not To Burn® can be used. Its age-appropriate lessons and messages are just what kids need to be prepared in the case of a fire emergency.
Several of the downloadable resources are available in English and Spanish, which I totally love. It’s awesome that NFPA clearly understands that not only English speakers need these resources!
Free Fire Prevention Apps & Sparky.org
The free fire prevention apps are an absolute blast, and we’ve had so much fun playing with them over the years.
The apps and games just seem to keep getting better and better!
As an educator and parent, I totally love to simply bookmark sparky.org as a one-stop shop of all things fire safety for kids.
Sparky.org is kid-friendly and simple for them to navigate. It’s age-appropriate, and it’s engaging.
My sweet nephews loved, loved the games—they really had no idea they were learning as they were playing. I love it!
Many thanks to the good people at NFPA for creating these amazing resources and for making them free—you got it, FREE!—for everyone to use.
What did you think of the NFPA resources? Can you use them at home or in the classroom? I’d love to hear it!
Or better yet, share your thoughts with the team itself!
- @NFPA on Twitter
- @Sparky_Fire_Dog on Twitter
- @theNFPA on Facebook
- @SparkyTheFireDog on Facebook
- @NFPAdotorg & #SparkytheFireDog on Instagram
- @NFPA on Pinterest
- @NFPAdotorg on Google+
Want even more resources on Fire Prevention Week?
Check out past posts I’ve written about how families can be prepared for fires:
- national fire prevention week: sparky’s firehouse game for kids
- fire prevention week: best resources for kids and family
- fire prevention connects with learning
- new fire safety law in maryland
Check out a few other posts that may help you develop strong and healthy habits for your family:
- wait time
- my day, your day
- frozen peas
- kids who rock the kitchen
- kids who rock the laundry
- rest time
- gem jars
- arm circles
- noticing kids
- homework routine
fyi: This post was written as part of a paid partnership with the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org. As always, my opinions are all my own, influenced only by my experience as a parent and educator.