National Fire Prevention Week is observed in both the United States and Canada during the week (from Sunday to Saturday) in which October 9 falls. According to National Geographic Kids, National Fire Prevention Week marks the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. On October 8 of that year, a small fire in a barn spread so fast through the city that more than 250 people were killed, 100,000 lost their homes, and more than 17,000 buildings went up in smoke. The disaster changed the way people thought about fires. Afterwards, people realized just how fast and dangerous fire could be and began to focus on stopping fires before they start.
There are fun educated ways you can teach your child about fire safety and prevention. You can prepare your child by using printable, fun craft and activities. Some crafts include making a fire truck from an egg carton, making a fire dog puppet from a Styrofoam cup and a fire-fighter hat from red construction paper.
Campfire Craft Making with Crepe Paper - Find out how you can make a fire-free campfire which is safe for all ages.
Child's Play Fireman's Vest - With this fireman's vest, your child can go as a fireman on Halloween.
Dalmatian Dog Toilet Paper Roll Crafts Activity- This is a cute and fun fire prevention craft for children of all ages.
Donnie Dalmation Easy Craft for Preschoolers - We pay tribute to the fireman’s best friend with this craft project. And mind you it is not water.
Easy Fire Truck Craft for Young Children - One of the most well-known big vehicles traveling the roads today, the big red truck featured in this craft project is a must try!
Egg Carton Fire Truck Arts & Crafts Project - Find out how you can make a fire truck from an egg carton lid.
Egg Carton Fire Truck Craft Idea for Kids - Don’t throw away those empty egg cartons just yet! Use them to make your own fire truck toy.
Fire Dog Cup Puppet - Also know as the “fire dog”, Dalmatians are known the world over to be associated with the firemen. Here’s a craft project that you can make in a jiffy. Easy enough to make for Fire Prevention Week Crafts Activity.
Fire Engine Puzzle - This fire engine puzzle can be used as a take home placemat for fire prevention week!
Fire Engines - Kids can make their own fire engine using paper, glue, brass fastener, a hole punch and crayons.
Fire Fighter Costume : How to Make Halloween Costumes for Kids - Find out how you can create a homemade fire fighter Halloween costume.
Fire Fighter Finger Puppets - Use can use this fire fighter finger puppet to teach kids about fire prevention.
Firefighter Hat - Follow these instructions to make a firefighter hat from construction paper, glue sticks and crayons.
Firefighter's Hat - Learn how to make a firefighter hat from craft foam and tacky glue.
Firefighter’s Hat - If you don’t think this is such a cute and cuddly craft to make, then we don’t know what is…
Fire Hydrant Freddy Craft - This craft goes well with teaching your children about fire preventions.
Fireman Craft - Make a simple fireman using only the free printable template, child proof scissors, glue, and paper to print.
Fireman Door Hanger - Make your own unique door hanger with this crafty project!
Fireman On The Go - This is a fun and educational craft tutorial that teaches children about a fireman's job.
Fireman Party Hats - These fireman party hats are perfect for a fireman themed birthday party.
Fire Truck Box Toy - Find out how you can make a fire truck toy from a cardboard box, paper plates, paint, paint brushes, construction paper, scissors and glue.
Fire Truck Costume - Learn how you can transform a large cardboard box into a fire truck Halloween costume.
Fire Truck Craft - This is a fun craft tutorial that teaches children how to make their own fire truck toy.
Fire Truck Craft - Find out how you can make a fire truck from an empty milk carton.
Fire Truck Shoebox - If you think there’s no more use for the box that your new shoes came with, then we are happy to tell you that you can re-use it to make your own fire truck shoebox craft project.
Fire Truck Snack - Find out how children can make their own edible fire truck.
Kiddie Firefighter - This is a great children's craft to do during Fire Prevention week.
Kiddie Fireman - Find out how to make a simple fireman by following these instructions.
Origami Sparky Puppet - Learn how you can make a simple Sparky the fire safety dog puppet from construction paper.
Sparky Bookmark - This bookmark will continuously remind children about fire prevention while they read.
Sparky Windsock - Follow these instructions to create a Sparky windsock for fire prevention week.
Stroller Costumes - This is the perfect Halloween costumes for toddlers!
Thank you, Firefighters! - This website has great ideas on how children can tell the Firefighters Thank You.