FIRE SAFETY Curriculum: A Closer Look

Fire Safety Curriculum


Play, skit, and lessons help students recognize burn and fire hazards through a nursery rhyme mash-up activity, onomatopoeia exercises, and executing a safety survey.


Jack B. Nimble & the Risky Residence is a zany classroom comedy in which our favorite nursery rhyme characters demonstrate the guidelines for fire safety. When a classroom visits their local fire station , firefighters Jack and Jill learn from Mary’s Lamb that Mary’s house might not be as fire-safe as it should be. When they and the entire class visit Mary’s house, they indeed encounter a house full of hazards. Together with the entire class, Jack and Jill help Mary recognize fire and burn hazards in her home.

Teacher Guide

· Background
· Director/Educator Preparation
· Casting Notes
· Performers
· Working with your Set
· Program
· Integrating Curriculum
· Fun Facts

Two Act Play

Script for 15 actors
Setting: Mary’s class is on a field trip tour of the local fire station. The firefighters, Jack and Jill, in full uniform and the Fire Station Dalmatian Burkina, lead the group of students, Mary and Mary’s Teacher onto the stage as if they are finishing the tour. Mary lags behind the group as if she is hiding something.

Short Skit

Script for 4 actors
Setting: Mary’s class is on a field trip tour of the local fire station. The firefighters, Jack and Jill, are in full uniform relaxing in the fire station, when Mary and Mary’s Teacher walk onto the stage.

Creative Play Ideas

4 Scenarios for Imaginative Play
Scenario 2: Pretend that you are a firefighter at the fire station. You have just returned from a fire call – only there was no fire when you got there. Describe what happened on your call to your fellow fire fighters.

Lesson #1

Vocabulary Strategy - Word Tree
Subjects: Reading, Vocabulary

Lesson #2

Nursery Rhyme Mash-Up
Subject(s): Reading, Writing
National Standards:
NL-ENG.K-12.1 Reading for Perspective
NL-ENG.K-12.2 Understanding the Human Experience
NL-ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies

Lesson #3

Rapping On - Onomatopoeia
Subject(s): Reading, Writing
National Standards:
NL-ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies
NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

Lesson #4

Fire Prevention Detective - Mary's Safety Survey
Subject(s): Social Studies, Math
National Standards:
NL-ENG.K-12.7 Evaluating Data
NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills

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