Most schools observe Fire Safety during the first part of October. This is the week that schools set aside to teach about fire safety and what to do in the event of a fire. This week often includes a school visit from the local fire station. Or if you are fortunate enough to teach near a fire station, you might take a walk to the fire station. Today I wanted to share a fun and free fire safety math game!
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Fire Safety BUMP Game:
BUMP Games are one of my favorite games for students to play. There’s so many different skills you can practice, but the directions stay the same. This means you can change the objective without having to reintroduce and explain directions. That’s a big teacher win in my book!
To play this fire safety math game all you need to do is print, add dot cubes, and game pieces. This makes it a great last minute activity or time filler.
I love using these large foam dice from Learning Resources. They are large which means they are great for little learners so that they can easily identify the number. And they are foam, which means they are quiet.
Plastic cubes work the best for BUMP Games because they are easy to stack. If you have a set in your classroom, those would work great – if not, here’s an Amazon link to the plastic math cubes I use. Each player will need ten cubes in their own color.
There are two versions of the fire safety math game included in this free download: numbers to 6 and numbers to 12.
Numbers to 6:
For the numbers to six version, each set of players will need only one dot cube and their own set of 10 game pieces.
To play the game, students roll the dot cube and count to identify the number they rolled. They use a game piece to cover the number on the game board.
If the opponent has a game piece on the number, the player can bump off their opponent’s game piece. If the player already has a game piece on that number they can add another game piece to “lock” their position (like a “king” in checkers). Players can not bump off a locked game piece.
The first player to use all of their cubes is the winner.
Numbers to 12:
Two dice are needed for the numbers to 12 version. The directions stay the same. You can have students add the numbers together for a challenge, or simply count on.