Fire safety is an important topic that our children learn about from an early age. Fire safety week falls in the month of October, but fire fighter and fire safety themes happen all year long. Adding gross motor and fine motor skills right into the fire safety theme is an excellent way to promote movement and development all while keeping in the theme. The following fire safety gross motor and fine motor activities will help you with this process.
Fire Safety Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activities
Try these fire ladder drills to work on gross motor and agility. These full sheet printables can be found in the Community Helpers Movement Pack.
Speaking of agility drills, Pink Oatmeal has even more of those for you. This set of “ladder drills” is perfect to work on agility and a great addition to your fire safety theme. These are available in the Pink Oatmeal freebie library.
Work on your fine motor skills with the fire hydrant dot painting. This can be found in the fire safety fine motor pack.
Beading the fire pole is another great way to work on fine motor skills with a fire safety theme. This can be found in the fire safety fine motor packtoo.
Try tracing or using manipulatives along the fire hoses. Another great way to work on fine motor skills from the fire safety fine motor skills pack.
These don’t always have to be done as tabletop activities either! Like the picture above you could use the vertical surface and change it up with dot stickers. Instead of a wedge you could try a balance board, a step, a Bosu ball, the list can go on and on. Don’t forget about prone as another great position to work on different activities.
How about a game that you can play in a digital manner or use as printables? The Fire Safety Gross Motor Game is the answer! This game can be played on your tablet, computer, or even an interactive whiteboard!
Fast, fun, efficient and quick describe fire fighter brain break cards. Do as many as you’d like at one time. Let your kids pick the cards or you be in charge. No matter what way you utilize the fire safety brain break cards your kids will love them and so will you. See all of the ideas in the fire fighter brain break ideas post. Get the fire fighter brain break cards!
Even more fine motor plus number practice can be done when you get this activity as part of the fire safety fine motor pack.
How about some firefighter yoga? Pink Oatmeal has FREE yoga cards for you to use! These can be found in the Pink Oatmeal freebie library!
Put out the fire and combine gross motor and fine motor with this fun fire themed activity! Draw any shape, number, letter etc that you want to have the kids squirt out!
Create your very own fire truck by working on cutting out shapes! This fire safety craft activity is part of the fire safety fine motor pack.
Work on pre-writing strokes with a fire safety or fire fighter theme when you get this in the fire safety fine motor pack.
More Motor Planning
Love the fire safety motor planning theme idea? You can even get more ideas when you check out all of the different motor planning themes from Pink Oatmeal!
Fire Safety Resources From Pink Oatmeal
Click on the names of the resources below to see a full description of the resource OR get directed to the freebie library for the fire safety freebies from Pink Oatmeal!