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Fireworks teaching resources

Resources | Published 24 July, 2012

Fireworks are spectacular and decorate the night sky with colour and sound. Use this collection of free teaching resources to explain the importance of firework safety and throw a little bit of celebration and history into the mix, with the help of a certain Mr Fawkes.

Firework safety posters

In this activity, students make posters for a display to ensure the Firework Safety Code isn’t taken lightly by children and adults alike.

Follow the code

The dangers of fireworks and the damage they can cause are displayed to great effect with these photos and safety campaign adverts.

Firework maths

Practice a range of different maths topics with this firework-themed resource.

Fireworks poems

Fireworks can invoke terror, joy, fear and wonder in equal measure, but what kind of poetry can they inspire? This in-depth lesson aims to find out.

Bonfire night assembly

This assembly shares the history of fireworks and Bonfire Night; just prepare props to go with the script.

Firework by Katy Perry

Katy Perry lit her own fireworks with this song; it’s packed full of poetic devices your pupils can use as inspiration to create their own similar poem or song.

Bonfire Night planning

Try these fun and educational Bonfire Night activities, planned specifically for young pupils.

Firework painting

Turn your canvas into a night sky filled with fireworks and colour with this art activity – a landscape worthy of Bonfire Night.

The Gunpowder Plot

This presentation for younger students tells the story of Guy Fawkes and his failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

A safe Bonfire night

Use this presentation to give a brief history of the Gunpowder Plot, along with the key points of firework safety to remember.

How do fireworks work?

How does a firework go from being all wrapped up to an explosion of colour and sound? All is explained in this video from BBC Class Clips.

Gunpowder Plot quiz

Test how well your students know the facts about the Gunpowder Plot with this fun quiz.

Firework compilation

This PowerPoint presentation exploding with firework pictures and sounds will set off your fireworks topic or lesson.

10 sparkling fireworks

Ten fat sausages become 10 sparkling fireworks in this number rhyme song for the younger singer.

Bonfire Night art lessons

Bring out your pupils’ artistic flair using firework artwork to spark discussion and inspire artistic ideas.

Gunpowder Plot sequence cards

The gunpowder plot has been muddled up and history must be put back into order using this card-sort activity.

Firework song

This movement song is designed to get your pupils singing and creating the sounds and actions of Bonfire Night and fireworks exploding in the night sky.


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