your local library for books on firefighting and fire prevention.
These look great as table centerpieces or just propped up
around your party for easy but creative party decorations.
you local fire station if they allow tours (or provide them
themselves.) Many will do that, even offer a small training
on fire prevention!
it's summer time, play different water hose games, allowing
the guests to get wet!
a running activity, provide a training academy for future
fire fighters. Offer things such as obstacle courses, races,
games where they work together as a team.
you have a fireplace (unless, of course, it's Summertime)
go ahead and fire it up!
up targets on an outside fence and allow the guests to shoot
them off with water guns!
yellow, orange and red streamers from the ceiling in a flame
like fashion - or have them attached to the table, but then
taped to the ceiling so that it looks like the table is ablaze!
Fire Alarm Relay! Have two sets of clothes (oversized works
best for fun) at one end of your relay race playing area.
Line the participants up at the other end, in two team, each
in a single file line (standard relay race fashion.) When
you say GO, the first person in each team must run to the
opposite side of the relay area to where the clothes are,
put the clothes ON there (a judge will make sure that they
didnt miss any articles) then remove them and run back
to tag the next person on their team. Explain to the participants
that a fire call can come at any hour of the night and firemen
must be able to get dressed VERY quickly!
is a fun game for smaller children. Get a bunch of votive
candles and hide them throughout the home (in safe places
as they will be lit for the game.) Place them ahead of time
(before the party begins) but dont light them until
you are ready to play the game. You may need to write down
the locations of where you put the candles as you place them
(depending on how well theyre hid.) When you say go,
have the kids mill about, looking for all of the candles to
BLOW OUT thus putting out the fire in the house!
Firefighter Bingo! You can either create the game boards yourself
or download a firemen themed bingo set HERE.
Set up targets on a fence or backyard table (that is able
to get wet.) Test your own outside water pressure first by
standing different distances from the table with a garden
hose, attempting to knock them down by using your thumb over
the hose opening. The further back you stand, the more water
pressure youll need.
Firemen must go through rigorous training before they can
actually work as a fireman. Take the participants outside
for some exercises, jumping jacks, etc. to get them
Take the kids to a fire station. Many stations allow tours
for children its free and the kids will love
out nametags to all of your party guests, but disguise them
to look like fire department badges.
up a game of fire hose target practice! It's not enough to
just bring the hose, firemen have to know how to use it well
so that all of the water lands exactly where they want it
to. Play a game of setting up fire targets along a wall and
allow the participants to try and knock off as many target
as they can using only the water coming out of the garden
hose. For better aim, you might want to invest i an adjustable
nozzle attachment, if you don't already have one.
a real fire alarm to signal transitions at different times
during the party (i.e. when it's time to eat, when everyone
needs to come in from playing for some cake and ice cream,
to signal time's up for a specific game, etc.)