Preschool Through Second Grade
The Seatbelt Sloth
South Metro Fire Rescue is proud to offer all preschool through kindergarten teachers a free copy of The Seatbelt Sloth with supporting activities. Request your copy.
While we currently do not offer a set curriculum for in-person classroom education for preschool to second-grade classes, we are excited to introduce you to an exceptional resource that will meet your needs: NFPA’s Sparky Schoolhouse.
Sparky's Schoolhouse is an interactive platform that has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of preschool teachers and their young learners. This dynamic resource offers a comprehensive collection of lesson plans, engaging activities, captivating videos, and more – all centered around fire safety education. Preschool teachers can now access a wealth of tools that are both educational and entertaining, ensuring that fire safety lessons are memorable for their students. Below, we have listed some of our favorite lesson plans for this age group!
- Digital Book: How Much Do You Know About Fire Safety?
- Preschool through Grade 2 Curriculum: Learn Not to Burn
- Interactive Storybook: Sparky’s Birthday Surprise
In addition to Sparky's Schoolhouse, educators can elevate learning through hands-on experiences through Engine Demonstrations with SMFR firefighters. Designed exclusively for students aged 4 and above, our Engine Demos offer a thrilling opportunity to engage with real firefighters and get up close and personal with a fire truck. Learn more and schedule an Engine Demo.
If you have additional questions or would like to request an educator for a specific event or classroom initiative, please fill out our request form. We will do our best to accommodate requests depending on staffing levels and availability.
Fire moves fast. You and your family may have less than two minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Visit NFPA’s Sparky School House to learn how to create a home escape plan.
Complete The Great Colorado Fire Drill (PDF) and receive a free ice cream scoop coupon for every child under the age of 12.
Looking for additional resources and safety activities? Check out engaging activities, printables, games, and more.
Motor Vehicle Safety
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14, (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The best way to keep your child safe in the car is to use the right car seat in the right way. View a library of resources and schedule a free professional car seat inspection.
View details on When to Change your Child’s Car Seat | Safe Kids Worldwide.
Other Safety Tips
Safety Tips for Little Kids (1 to 4 Years)
Visit Little Kids | Safe Kids Worldwide for safety tips on bikes, boating, guns, medication, poison prevention, and more.
Safety Tips for Big Kids (5 to 9 Years)
Visit Big Kids | Safe Kids Worldwide for safety tips on bikes, boating, guns, medication, poison prevention, and more.