How to explain fire to a five years old?

2023 Jan 24

Fire is a chemical reaction that happens when oxygen reacts with a fuel source, like wood or gas. It gives off heat and light. It’s important to be careful around fire and never play with matches or lighters. We use fire to cook our food and keep us warm, but it can also be dangerous if not handled properly.

You can also tell them that fire trucks are used to put out fires and that firefighters are brave people who help keep us safe by putting out fires and rescuing people. You could also explain that fire can be both helpful and harmful, and that it’s important to be aware of fire safety rules, like not leaving candles or stoves unattended and having working smoke detectors in the house. It’s also important to remind them to never touch fire or play with it, and to tell an adult if they ever see a fire.