Matches, Lighters, and Kids Do Not Go Together!

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Do your part to prevent forest fires with an activity about not playing with matches. A word search prompts young rangers to fill in the blanks about the consequences of playing with matches, and a set of pictures provides spaces for your learners to write down Smokey the Bear's reactions to different situations.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners create a storyboard that demonstrates the beginning of a forest fire started by matches
  • Encourage your class to design posters advising their peers not to play with matches or lighters
  • Laminate the worksheet and have your class complete it with dry erase marker
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson is designed with Oregon forests in mind, but it would work for any classroom focused on fire safety

  • Includes two different ways for learners to apply their knowledge of fire safety
  • Ideal for a school-wide focus on wildfires or safety tips

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