Web-Linked Activities
Activity: Make a Poster

Connection to Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Health & Wellness

  • Grade 2
  • Chapter 6: Safety and Injury Protection

Web Link Description
Children will learn about the serious subjects of fire prevention and fire safety at the Kid Safety Web site. This site, developed by the Department of Public Safety at the University of Oklahoma, presents answers to such questions as, "Do you know what to do in case of fire?" and "How can you practice fire safety?" For further exploration, students may view pages on electrical safety.

Student Objectives
  • to identify fire safety rules
  • to discover how to prevent fires
  • to learn what to do in case of fire
  • to make a fire safety poster

Before Online Activity
Ask students if they have ever seen a newscast or read about a real fire. Ask students what they and their families can do to prevent fires. What safety equipment would they need in the event of a fire? How can they prepare to be safe in case of a fire? What should they do if a fire occurs? If you are using Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Health & Wellness, refer to the sections on fire safety.

Invite students to visit Fire Safety from OUDPS, a part of the Kid Safety Web site, to discover important fire safety rules. Read the text out loud to students. Arrange students into pairs for this activity.

Have drawing paper and markers or crayons available for children to use in completing this activity.

Online Activity
Kid Safety
Distribute student activity sheets and help children navigate the Web site if necessary. Read each question with the children and discuss possible answers with them. Then have them click the green next arrow to view the correct answers. The site has four questions on fire safety. If you have time, you may want to try some of the questions on other safety topics. To see a menu of all the topics, click stop and then menu.

Student Activity Sheet
Print the online student activity sheet to create a blackline master.

Sharing the Activity
Have volunteers show their posters to the rest of the class. Ask children to explain the fire safety rules illustrated on their posters.

Assessment Idea
Use children's posters to create a bulletin board display. Ask children if they can think of any fire safety rules that are not included in the display. If so, have them state those rules.