Studying fire safety
provides a real opportunity to build important vocabulary
Words like fire drill, smoke detector, hydrant, and fire extinguisher may all be common for us, but they are brand new for most young children.
With that in mind I’ve designed this fun word work packet so that it’s appropriate for preschoolers
will also help you differentiate lessons
for those who are struggling, those who are right where they should be, as well as having the ability to challenge others who are ready to advance.
You can use the pocket chart-size word cards
in a pocket chart, or attach magnets and use them on your white board. You can also attach Velcro dots and use them on a flannel board.
Later, reinforce the vocabulary by using them as flashcards
, then adding them to a “fire safety” word wall
. I’ve included a “header” poster
For an independent center
, make an extra set and cut the cards in half to make puzzles
I’ve also made a template where the cards are grouped into 3 columns of word cards.
Print, laminate and trim. Toss them in a fire hat or other container and have your students pick X number of cards, which they can alphabetize
on the ABC worksheet
, or use to make sentences, using the “I can write sentences!”
Students can also sort these mini word cards on the “Syllable Sorting”
There’s a matching bookmark
of the words, which children can keep in their writing journals
Another way to practice vocabulary
is choose whatever words are appropriate for your kiddos, write them on the board, and have them copy them into their “fire safety vocabulary booklet”
, which fits in wonderfully for “Daily 5 word work”
or your writing block. (There are 4 cover options).
Use the 24-colorful picture cards
for Memory Match or “I Have; Who Has?” games
Younger children can match picture to picture
, while older children can match a picture card to a word card
The packet also includes a “My Itty Bitty Word Booklet”
as another fun way to build vocabulary.
the pictures, trace & write
the words, then cut
and collate the squares into a just-the-right-size booklet.
There are 2 word finds
, along with an “ABC Me”
worksheet for more practice.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students will have fun building their vocabularies with a fire safety theme.
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