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Fire Safety Songs (and Poems Too)



  • Arts & Humanities
    --Dance, Music
  • Health


  • Pre-K
  • K-2

Brief Description

Ten songs and poems for teaching young children about fire safety.



  • learn fire safety tips and rules through songs and poems.


fire, safety, Fire Prevention Week

Materials Needed

  • none

Lesson Plan

Fun songs are an excellent way to teach fire safety to young children. Following are a handful of songs you might use to help students to learn and remember fire safety rules and tips.

"I'm Fire Safety Sam"
(Sung to the tune of "Popeye, the Sailor Man")
I'm Fire Safety Sam (ruff, ruff).
I'm Fire Safety Sam (ruff, ruff).
Please test smoke detectors
'Cause they're home protectors.
I'm Fire Safety Sam (ruff, ruff).
Click for additional verses.

"Stop, Drop, and Roll: Three Simple Steps"
(Sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")
What do you do when your clothes catches fire?
Three simple steps to put out the fire.
STOP where you are,
Don't run, don't run
Click for the rest of the song.

"Fire Safety Song"
(sung to the tune of "Skip to My Lou")
I found matches,what do I do?
I found matches,what do I do?
I found matches,what do I do?
I'll throw them away or give them to you.
Click for additional verses.

"The Matches Song"
(Sung to the tune of "Mary Had A little Lamb")
Matches are for lots of things, lots of things, lots of things,
Matches are for lots of things that grown-up people do.
Click for additional verses.

"I'm a Big Red Fire Truck"
(Sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a big red fire truck long and stout,
When I am needed, I roar and shout.
People love to see me rush about,
Just turn me on and head me out.
Click for an additional verse.

Five Little Firefighters

9-1-1 Rap
Fire Drill
Smoke Chant
Action Poem


Quiz students about the fire safety tips taught by the songs you teach them.
Alternative assessment: Have students show what they have learned by completing the Fire is poem.

Lesson Plan Source

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards 

NA-M.K-4.1 Singing, Alone and With Others, a Varied Repertoire of Music

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    This lesson was originally posted on 09/24/2005