Activity: Make a Poster
to Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Health & Wellness
Web Link Description
Children will learn about
the serious subjects of fire prevention and fire safety
at the Kid Safety Web site. This site,
developed by the Department of Public Safety at the
University of Oklahoma, presents answers to such questions
as, "Do you know what to do in case of fire?"
and "How can you practice fire safety?" For
further exploration, students may view pages on electrical
to identify fire safety rules
to discover how to prevent fires
to learn what to do in case of fire
to make a fire safety poster
Before Online Activity
Ask students if they have ever seen a newscast or read
about a real fire. Ask students what they and their
families can do to prevent fires. What safety equipment
would they need in the event of a fire? How can they
prepare to be safe in case of a fire? What should they
do if a fire occurs? If you are using Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Health & Wellness, refer to the sections on
Invite students to visit Fire
Safety from OUDPS, a part of the Kid
Safety Web site, to discover important fire
safety rules. Read the text out loud to students. Arrange
students into pairs for this activity.
Have drawing paper and markers or crayons
available for children to use in completing this activity.
Distribute student activity sheets and help children
navigate the Web site if necessary. Read each question
with the children and discuss possible answers with
them. Then have them click the green next
arrow to view the correct answers. The site has four
questions on fire safety. If you have time, you may
want to try some of the questions on other safety topics.
To see a menu of all the topics, click stop
and then menu.
Print the online student
activity sheet to create a blackline master.
Sharing the Activity
Have volunteers show
their posters to the rest of the class. Ask children
to explain the fire safety rules illustrated on their
Use children's posters to create a bulletin board display.
Ask children if they can think of any fire safety rules
that are not included in the display. If so, have them
state those rules.