Roadside Safety Learning Plan
This learning plan is developed for mixed ages (3-7). Don't be afraid to include your younger kids in the more advanced learning groups, they might pick up more than you expect!
1. Wearing a Helmet Videos
LEARNING PLAN SUMMARY
Safety and Life Skills
- Safety Videos
- Spelling Words
- What is a Pedestrian Mobile
- Introductions to Inertia: Video
- Inertia and Seatbelts Game
- Inertia Cars on Plate Game
- Paint Stop Lights
- Make a Crosswalk
- Design Your Dream Helmet Printout
- Stop Signs
- Race Car Measuring
- Octagons and Practice with Scissors
Get Active/Imaginative Play
- Crossing Guard Imaginative Play
- Red Light, Green Light
SAFETY AND LIFE SKILLS
3. Stop, Look, and Listen Videos
1. Spelling Words
SAFE, ROAD, STOP advanced HELMET
For Spelling Words, we usually write them on our arms, then trace the words with highlighters, this works really well for our littles, but there are many different strategies to use!
2. What is a PEDESTRIAN? Mobile
We took three index cards
1. That had the Letter Pp is for Pedestrian
2. That had the definition of Pedestrian (A person walking)
3. A blank card for them to draw a pedestrian
We hung them from a pedestrian road sign with string to make a mobile (see printable below)
1. Introduction to Inertia
LearningVideo from MakeMeGenius
2. Seatbelt Inertia Game
We put our dolls in the dump trucks (you can use any vehicles) and drove them crazy and even crashed into a box. When the dolls fell out, we talked about "staying in motion" and about safety belts. Then we used washi tape to make a seat belt for the dolls, and talked about how they stayed in the trucks when they crashed, because of the seat belts.
3. Inertia Game with Cars and Plates
This game was a huge hit! (My husband came up with it, so he gets all the credit) We put small cars on plates and ran around, then stopped and watched the cars roll right off the plate because of inertia!
1. Paint Stop Lights
This is pretty straight forward, but it's a really great time to talk to the kids about stop, go, and slow while they are painting!
2. Make a Crosswalk
Use washi tape, white crayons, pre-cut shapes, and glue sticks to make this scene.
3. Design Your Dream Helmet
These printouts are from Mary Straw (see copyright information)
4. Stop Signs
We used washi tape to write STOP and painted red over it, then peeled the tape away to make the words. We then cut the paper plates into octagons and taped them to popsicle sticks.
1. Race Car Measuring
We raced matchbox cars and used measuring tape to measure the distance from the starting line and recorded the results.
2. Making Octagons (practice with scissors)
We talked about shapes and angles (8 sides and 8 angles on an octagon) all while practicing cutting with scissors.
GET ACTIVE/IMAGINATIVE PLAY
1. Crossing Guard Play
We dressed up like crossing guards and used tape to make a crosswalk and each kiddo got a chance to be the crossing guard and help us cross the street.
2. Red Light, Green Light (This classic game needs no description!)
KEEP LEARNING, AND HAVE FUN!!!