Learn Not to Burn, Kindergarten Program, Lesson 2Smoke alarms save lives. Every home needs smoke alarms. They should be installed on every level of the home (including the basement), outside each sleeping area, and inside each bedroom. A smoke alarm makes a, “beep, beep, beep” sound. Between each set of three beeps is a slight pause — “beep, beep, beep, pause, beep, beep, beep, pause,” and so on. A smoke alarm senses smoke. It will sound if there is smoke in the home — possibly from a fire. When the smoke alarm sounds, everyone should leave the home. Everyone should know the sound of the smoke alarm and how to respond quickly.

In this lesson, children will learn to:

  • state four things they need to do if the smoke alarm sounds.

Download the lesson. (PDF, 8 MB)


Bonus videos

Sing and dance along with SteveSongs as Rosalie and her little brother learn the four key steps to follow when you hear the sound of a smoke alarm.

SteveSongs guides you through his dance moves step-by-step so you can also catch the rhythm.