From Campaign 2009, LESSON 1: HOT, NOT, OR SILLY
Teach students the difference between "hot" and "not hot" to keep them safe from burns.
Help students understand causes for fires and burns, safety habits, and how to sort and classify pictures.
Hot, Not, or Silly Worksheet
1. Ask children: Have you ever had a sunburn? Tell them that the sun is hot and can burn our skin. Ask: What can we do to keep safe in the sun? (wear sunscreen, wear a hat, stay out of the sun)
2. Tell children that other things that are hot can burn us, too. Have children call out things they know of that are hot as you write them on the board. Remind them that some things get hot when they are plugged into the wall. Tell children that hot things cause burns if we are not careful.
3. Review with children the burn prevention tips below:
- Tell a grown-up if you find matches or lighters.
- Stay out of the kitchen when adults are cooking on the stovetop.
- Do not touch hot irons, toasters, or curling irons.
- Have an adult check the water temperature of the bath before you get in.
- Keep three feet of empty space around space heaters and fireplaces.
4. Pass out copies of the Hot, Not, or Silly Worksheet. Help children cut out the pictures.5. Have children sort the pictures into categories: Hot, Not Hot, and Silly.
6. Ask: What group of things could cause a burn? (Hot) How could we keep safe when we use these things? (Do not touch them, have an adult help.)