Discuss with children the importance of crawling low to the floor when trying to exit through smoke. Explain that the air is cooler and cleaner near the floor. Then ask two children to hold opposite ends of a bed sheet. Those children can shake the bed sheet to make "smoke." Invite the rest of the children to practice crawling low on their hands and knees to escape through the "smoke."
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