The Birthday Cake Mistake


A detailed lesson plan providing the guidance needed to deliver a cross-curricular PSHE/literacy lesson on fire safety, focusing on the dangers of lighters and matches.

Resource Details
Age Group
Delivery Type
  • Everyone
Time Demands
  • 50 mins

How To Use

Learning about fire risks and the dangers of lighters and matches is important at an early age. This PSHE lesson is aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage and has cross-curricular links to literacy: speaking and listening and reading comprehension. It is based on the story of ‘The Birthday Cake Mistake’ which teaches the children that you should leave adults to use lighters and matches safely. Includes linked activities to further extend the learning.

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