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Fire Safety Storytime
Submitted by: Anita Patel, Tomball
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Clifford, the firehouse dog by:Norman Bridwell
Emily Elizabeth describes the activities she enjoys with her very big, very red dog while visiting a firehouse.
Firefighters A to Z by:Chris L. Demarest
An alphabetic look at a firefighter's day.
Fire! Fire! by:Gail Gibbons
Views fire fighters fighting fires in the city, in the country, in the forest, and on the waterfront.
Fire! Fire! said Mrs. McGuire by:Bill Martin Jr.
In this version of the old rhyme the fire turns out to be the smoke from the candles of a birthday cake.
Fireman Small by:Wong Herbert Yee
Everytime he gets into bed, Fireman Small is called to rescue some animal in trouble.
Songs
Hurry Hurry
SUNG TO: 10 LITTLE INDIANS
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck,
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck,
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck,
ERRRRRRRR!
Hurry, hurry, ring the bell
Hurry, hurry, ring the bell
Hurry, hurry, ring the bell...
Ding ding ding ding ding
Hurry, hurry climb the ladder
Hurry, hurry climb the ladder
Hurry, hurry climb the ladder...
climb, climb, climb, climb, climb
Hurry, hurry squirt the water
Hurry, hurry squirt the water
Hurry, hurry squirt the water?
splash, splash, splash, splash, splash!
Little Firefighter
SUNG TO: I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT
I'm a little firefighter on the go
Here is my helmet, here is my hose
When I see a fire hear me shout
Turn on the water and put the fire out!
Fire Safety Song
What do you dial if there's a fire,
What do you dial if there's a fire,
What do you dial if there's a fire,
Dial 9-1-1!
What do you do to plan for fire,
What do you do to plan for fire,
What do you do to plan for fire,
Have a fire drill!
What do you do if you're on fire,
What do you do if you're on fire,
What do you do if you're on fire,
Stop, drop and roll!
Who comes in a truck if there's fire,
Comes in a truck if there's fire,
Comes in a truck if there's fire,
It's the Fireman!
Fire Safety
SUNG TO: FRERE JACQUES

Never, never, play with matches
If you do, if you do
You might burn your fingers,
you might burn your fingers
That won't do, that won't do.

Never, never, play with fire
If you do, if you do,
You might burn your house down,
you might burn your house down,
That won't do, that won't do.

Never, never, play with fire
If you do, if you do,
You might burn the forest,
You might burn the forest
That won't do, that won't do.
Craft
Craft: Make pretend smoke detectors. Take two snack-size paper plates and put one on top of the other. Have the children staple or tape the two plates together and "decorate" them with a red dot or a red sticker. Ask the children to notice the smoke detectors in their classrooms, homes and other buildings. This is a great opportunity to discuss fire safety with the children, and the take-home product is a good reminder for parents to install detectors and to check those batteries!
Other
Other: Check with your local fire department, to see if they have any early childhood education materials, or if a real firefighter might come with the fire truck. Children who are at home may not have the chance to go on a field trip to the fire station, the way many preschools do.