The 4 Seasons of Safety program includes tips, lessons and activities that help students learn about basic fire and electricity concepts while also providing critical safety information that helps them learn to identify and prevent the fire and electrical safety hazards. All included activities can be conducted without the need for additional resources or supplies and with little to no advance preparation required.

The program also includes valuable family involvement opportunities. Take-home resources empower students to share the safety information they have learned with their families.

The 4 Seasons of Safety program resources are appropriate for students in grades 3-5 and have been developed to align with the following educational standards:

Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
  • Science Standard 9
  • Health Standard 5
National Science Teachers Association (NASTA) National Science Education Content
  • Standard B Physical Science
  • Standard F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Common Core English Language Arts Standards - Reading: Informational Text
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.8
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7
  • CCSS.ESL-Literacy.RI.5.9

Teaching Guide


Each section of the toolkit includes two seasonal lessons and safety tips along with information to help you tailor the activities to your grade level.

Classroom Poster


Display this colorful poster in a prominent place in your classroom as a constant reminder of the steps we can all take to stay safe all year long.

Fall Interactive White Board


Downloadable interactive white board activities provide additional seasonal learning opportunities for your classroom.

Winter Interactive White Board


Downloadable interactive white board activities provide additional seasonal learning opportunities for your classroom.

Spring Interactive White Board


Downloadable interactive white board activities provide additional seasonal learning opportunities for your classroom.

Summer Interactive White Board


Downloadable interactive white board activities provide additional seasonal learning opportunities for your classroom.

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Funding for this program was provided by a 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency.