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Fire safety activities for children need to include matches! No child has ever been fully satisfied by a fire safety coloring page. Children are eager to learn how to use safety matches and most children will find matches eventually and learn how to use them, one way or another. To avoid a horrible accident from stealthy use, the best fire safety activities for children help them satisfy their curiousity in a safe and controlled environment while they learn that matches are dangerous tools that adults should supervise. Aside from the general ideas of safe and appropriate uses of matches, lighting safety matches provides the chance to practice a variety of other skills, too.

  • FINE MOTOR SKILLS - and some words
  • VOCABULARY - and some words
  • SELF-CONFIDENCE - and some words
  • BREATH CONTROL - and some words
  • CENTERING - and some words

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