- Learn there are things inside and outside of the home that are hot or can get hot
- Identify things that are hot or can get hot—including bath water, stoves, fireplaces, coffee, soup, matches, lighters, and many other things
- Learn to stay away from hot things—don’t touch anything hot and, if you are unsure if something is hot, stay away and check with a grown-up
- If you find matches or lighters, walk away and tell a grown-up
Matches and Lighters Are for Grown-Ups
Fire prevention starts with fire safety basics. Teach your children that certain things are made to start fires; these everyday items are dangerous and only for adults.
Objectives of This Lesson
Matches and lighters can get hot. Teach your children that they are dangerous, and they should tell a grown-up if they find matches or a lighter.
Daily Journal (Optional)
Following the activities at the end of the lesson, take some time to reflect on what your family has learned about safe and unsafe items.
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