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Activity: Create Safety: Car Town

Objective:

to draw an idea before it is built or made

Materials:

1 toy car  per learner
(Optional)  1 roll of painter's tape  for prep
(Optional)  ~ 14 items in a community (trees, people, etc.)  per whole group

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials.
  • Make signs with the Totetude Signs Printable (optional).
  • Make roads with the painter's tape (optional).

Instructions:

  1. Review with learners the importance of crosswalk safety.  "Why should we cross at a crosswalk? What could happened if we don't make eye contact with a driver?  Why should we walk across the end of a street and not between parked cars?  What could happen if we run or skip across the street?"
  2. Allow learners to work as a group and set up a community for independent play.
  3. After the allotted time, learners clean up.

Extension:

  • Go for a walk in the community and practice crosswalk safety.  

Reflections:

  • I am able to design a community.
  • I am able to use an indoor voice.
  • I am able to work on a team project.

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Time:

Prep
30-45 minutes
Engagement
20-30 minutes
Cleanup
10-15 minutes

Location:

  • Anywhere

Meta:

Theme
Safety
Multiple Intelligence
Visual-Spatial
Bloom Taxonomy
Create
Instructional Strategy
Independent Study
Subject
Social Sciences

Did you try this activity ? How did it go ?

Anonymous:

September 16, 2014 3:49pm

Diane Marie Squires:

If learners do not have action figures or people to cross the street, they can use their pointer and middle finger as legs and "walk" across the road.