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Activity: Red Light Green Light

Objective:

to walk for at least ten feet in a straight line

Materials:

(Optional)  2 popsicle sticks  for prep
(Optional)  1 glue stick or tape  for prep
(Optional)  1 green circle  per whole group
(Optional)  1 red circle  per whole group

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Cut out a green and red circle from construction paper.  Glue or tape them to popsicle sticks (optional).

Instructions:

  1. Totetude Warm-up Song
  2. Explain to the learners that to be safe when we are crossing the street, we need to follow the traffic lights.  We only walk across the street when the cars are stopped.  For drivers, a green light means to go and a red light means to stop.
  3. To practice, the educator calls out either the color green or red.  Learners need to respond with the correct meaning (either go or stop).  Repeat until learners remember that green means go and red means stop.
  4. Have the learners line up (side by side) facing the educator.
  5. The educator stands about five car lengths away and faces the learners.
  6. The educator pretends to be a traffic light and holds up a green circle and/or calls out, "Green Light!"  The learners walk quickly towards the educator in a straight line.
  7. Then after a couple of seconds, the educator holds up a red circle and/or calls out, "Red Light!"  The learners stop walking immediately.
  8. The educator continues to alternate between saying green and red light until all of the learners make it to the educator's side.
  9. Repeat the game as many times as you wish.  
  10. Each time a different person can be the traffic light. 

Reflections:

  • I am able to walk in a straight line.
  • I am able to do my best to finish a game.
  • I am able to follow an instruction.

TAC-MS0013

Time:

Prep
0-15 minutes
Engagement
20-30 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Open Area

Meta:

Theme
Safety
Multiple Intelligence
Bodily-Kinesthetic
Bloom Taxonomy
Apply
Instructional Strategy
Experiential Learning
Subject
Physical Education and Health
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