Top 11 Fire Safety Crafts For Preschoolers And Kids

To get your child interested in the safety unit at the social science class, safety crafts for preschoolers and kids are a fun way to help them learn. Kids need to know about fire and electric safety methods. And why not use artworks and craft projects to make learning safety measures joyful? When kids learn through hands-on experience, they store the knowledge better for a long time. Plus, crafts can keep them busy and develop their imagination and creativity. Here are some cool safety and protection crafts you can introduce to your kids.

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Fire Safety Arts And Crafts For Kids Of All Ages

Here are ten fire safety craft ideas that your child will surely enjoy:

1. Shapes fire truck

Shapes fire truck safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • White Chart paper
  • Red, black and white colors

How To:

  1. Teach your child to draw various shapes and make a basic fire truck.
  1. The activity will help your child learn and revise shapes. You can also introduce him to the concept of a fire truck.
  1. Your child can also practice fine motor skills by trying to color between the lines.

2. Paper shapes fire truck

Paper shapes fire truck safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • Chart papers in white, red, and black
  • White and yellow colors
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

How To:

  1. Ask your child to cut out various shapes like squares, rectangles, and circles.
  1. Help him make the body of the fire truck by sticking these shapes together.
  1. Now, ask him to draw and color the water hose, doors, windows, firemen’s ladder, siren, and lights.

You can teach him about the various types of security and protection equipment that help in firefighting.

protip_icon Quick tip
For older children, you can add complex shapes or a combination of shapes to create a new shape.

3. Exit sign

Exit sign safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • Chart papers in white and red
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

How To:

  1. Help your child trace the letters E, X, I and T on both the chart papers. Also, make two sets of arrows, one in red, and one in white.
  1. Let your child cut these out under your supervision.
  1. Teach your child the spelling of EXIT and glue the alphabets on the chart paper. He should paste the red letters on the white chart paper and the white letters on the red one.
  1. Now, ask your child to paste the arrows.
  1. Teach your child to identify the exit sign and tell him to use it in the case of a fire emergency.

4. Calling 911

Calling 911 safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • Chart papers in red and white
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Black sketch pen
  • Yellow, orange, and red colors

How To:

  1. Help your child in tracing the numbers 911 on the red chart paper.
  1. Ask him to cut these out and keep them aside.
  1. Let your child draw a phone on the white chart paper. He can then glue the emergency number on the phone.
  1. Using a black sketch pen, ask your child to make the message ‘Fire Safety Number’ over the phone.
  1. Ask your child to make some flames on the chart paper and color them.
protip_icon Point to consider
While many children are familiar with the number 911, they often don’t know what or how to talk with the operator. Teach them how to tell the operator about the problem succinctly, and teach them your home address and the phone numbers of parents or close relatives.

5. Water hose

Water hose safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Blue paper
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue
  • Black sketch pen

How To:

  1. Help your child cut out strips from the blue paper to make water.
  1. Ask him to paste it with care at one end of the toilet paper roll.
  1. He can also write a message on the hose to signify a fireman’s water hose.

6. Palm print firemen

Palm print firemen safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • White chart paper
  • Red paint
  • Black sketch pen

How To:

  1. Ask your child to dip his hand in red paint and create an imprint on the chart paper. It will be the outline of firemen.
  1. Ask him to use the black sketch pen to make the faces of firemen on the imprint of each finger.
  1. Let him make a water hose that runs from the edge of the thumb until the baby finger.

7. Instruction collage

Instruction collage safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • Sticky notes
  • A white chart paper
  • A black sketch pen

How To:

  1. Tell your child about the safety rules he should follow in the case of a fire emergency. For example: ‘call 911,’ ‘Use the stairs, not the lift.’
  1. Ask him to write these down on the sticky notes.
  1. Help him place these on a chart paper and put it up in a place where the whole family can see.

protip_icon Do remember
“Stop, drop, and roll” is one of the most effective ways to escape from a fire. Make sure you write this instruction in bold letters.

8. Fireman drawing

Fireman drawing safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • White chart paper
  • Red, yellow, and black colors
  • Pencil

How To:

  1. Teach your child to draw a house and a fireman’s truck using different shapes like square, rectangle, and circle.
  1. Help him make the firemen and smoke.
  1. Ask him to color the drawing.

9. Fireman’s helmet

Fireman's helmet safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • A yellow plastic hat
  • Marker pens in red and black

How To:

  1. Ask your child to write out the word F-I-R-E-F-I-G-H-T-E-R on one side of the hat and his name on the other.
  1. Tell him he can wear the hat once he learns all the fire safety instructions.

10. Fireman saving child

Fireman saving child, safety craft for preschoolers and kids

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You Will Need:

  • White chart paper
  • Pencil
  • Colors

How To:

  1. Help your child by drawing a fireman carrying a child in his arms.
  1. Ask your child to color the same. He can also make some flames in the background.
  1. Teach your child the importance of firemen and fire safety drills using the crafts mentioned here.

11. Glowing campfire craft

You Will Need:

  • Plastic cup
  • Glue
  • Tissue papers (orange, red, and yellow)
  • Brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers

How To:

  1. Help your child to cut out the tissue paper into shapes of flames and paste them on to cover the plastic cup.
  1. Guide your child to cut strips of brown construction paper to make the logs and add details with markers.
  1. Ask your child to turn on the battery-operated tea lights and place them in the center of the plastic cup. Your campfire is ready!

Note: Always supervise children while working with craft materials and ensure safety while using tea lights.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why are safety crafts important for preschoolers and children?

Making safety crafts for children is an entertaining and educational way to teach them about safety rules and measures. Using crafts can help them better understand and remember these concepts.

2. What are some safety tips to remember when doing safety crafts with children?

Safety guidelines include avoiding using small, sharp objects that are simple to ingest and using materials, such as glue and scissors, under adult supervision.

3. How can safety crafts be adapted for different age groups?

Safety crafts can be adapted to different age groups by making the crafts challenging and tricky yet fun for older children and easier and engaging for younger children.

These fire safety crafts for preschoolers and kids will help them identify fire safety instructions and precautions and understand their meanings. Knowledge about fire safety practices is crucial, and it is wise to teach them to your children early. A basic understanding of caution signs, including “exit” or “call 911,” telling them what fighters look like and details about their helmets, hose pipes, and fire truck through paintings and papercrafts could help. Make sure you take your child to visit the fire station to give them a real-life experience. They are sure to be excited to see their craft come to life.

Infographic: Interesting Fire Safety Crafts For Young Children

Knowing about keeping oneself safe during a fire is an essential life-saving skill everyone should know. If you wish to teach your young ones about fire safety, sharing the facts and tips might disinterest them. The infographic below presents creative crafts on fire safety you can use to educate them about it.

creative fire safety craft ideas for preschoolers (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Key Pointers

  • Introducing safety crafts is a fun way for kids to learn about fire and electric safety.
  • Coloring within lines during activities helps children develop fine motor skills, learn about shapes, and boost their imagination.
  • Some fire safety craft ideas for children include creating paper-shaped fire trucks, palm print firemen, and instruction collages.
  • By incorporating play, children can learn important skills such as how to use emergency exits and dial the emergency number (911) during emergencies.
Safety Crafts For Preschoolers And Kids_illustration

Image: Stable Diffusion/MomJunction Design Team


Here are some fun and creative arts and crafts ideas to teach your preschool and kindergarten kids about fire safety.

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