- Large cookie - base
- M & M's peanuts - rock ring
- Potato Sticks - kindling
- Candy Corn - fire
- 7 UP - water
- Granola - dirt
- Cheerios - safety circle
- Stiff icing -
- Small paper cups - buckets
- Assemble edible fire with candies using icing as glue
- Set rock ring
- Mark safety circle (no play zone)
- Lay kindling
- Add logs
- Put fuel wood beside fire
- Light fire (add candy corn)
- Enjoy eating
- Use buckets of water for fire extinguishers
To learn to fire building
indoors, make an edible fire!
you can have a party and go over
the procedures for laying a safe fire all at the same tine.
- paper cups to fill with water
- candy corn or cheerios
- shredded coconut
- cinnamon hearts (red hots)
- one toothpick per girl
- Each girl should unfold
her napkin and lay it nice and smooth to represent the
clearing that has to be done in an area to make it safe
to build a fire. Here you may go into as much detail as
you feel your girls are ready for. Discuss safe places to
- Make a fire ring of
cheerios. Again you may pause and talk about safety.
- Next you make three piles
of firewood: coconut for the tinder, pretzels for the
kindling and cheezies for logs.
- Before you lay the fire
you need a cup of water to represent the fire fighting
equipment that should be on hand.
- Now you are ready to lay
your fire: Lay an A or V of logs after you decide what
direction the wind is blowing.
- Lay your tinder against
the crossbar of the A or in the cross of V. As each girl
is ready, she gets a toothpick for a match to hold in
under the largest pile of tinder and you drop a few red
hots on top to show that the fire is burning brightly,
using just one match!
- Then she places on more
kindling and logs as the fire burns brighter. After her
fire has been approved by the leader she eats it all!!
- Clear ground - placemat (can be a sheet of paper)
- bucket of water - cup of water or Kool aid
- bucket of sand - cup of granola
- fire circle - M&Ms in a circle ~4" in diameter
- safety circle - peanuts in circle about an inch outside fire circle
- Fuel - red rope licorice cut into 3" pieces
- Kindling - thin stick pretzels
- Tinder - shoestring potatoes
- fire - red hots, skittles, etc
You teach about fire safety and how to lay a fire as the girls mimic your actions of building a fire. When the fires are built properly they get their fire.
Then they put all the dry stuff into a sandwich-size ziploc bag as a GORP snack. OK, so it isn't really GORP without raisins...
Put some into the granola or put them between the peanuts in the safety circle. BTW - not sure if your council teaches a safety circle. It's a circle 5' out from the fire circle and kids aren't allowed to play or move faster than a walk while inside this circle.