Activity: Practice Talking to Strangers
to reproduce knowledge to a new situation
|(Optional)||1||glue stick||for prep|
|(Optional)||1||hand puppet||per learner|
|(Optional)||1||popsicle stick||per learner|
- Totetude Puppet Printable [Microsoft Office - OOXML - Word Document, 571 KB]
- Totetude Stranger Danger Rules [Microsoft Office - OOXML - Word Document, 166 KB]
- Gather materials (optional).
- Print supporting media documents.
- Glue a Totetude Puppet onto a popsicle stick for each learner (optional).
- Educator reviews the difference between dangerous strangers and safe strangers. Example: "Dangerous strangers are people who we don't know that come over to talk to us. Dangerous strangers try to give us treats like candy or ask us for help. Never leave with a dangerous stranger!" "Safe strangers are people we can trust if we need help. Police officers, bus drivers, firefighters, and even cashiers in a store are safe strangers."
- In pairs, have learners practice (with puppets) what they should do or say when a dangerous stranger offers candy.
- In pairs, have learners practice (with puppets) what they should do or say if they become lost in a store.
- Conclude by restating Totetude's Stranger Danger Rules.
- Have learners role-play different situations when they would need to talk to a safe stranger or when they would need to get away from a dangerous stranger.
- Have learners practice "going limp" in case a dangerous stranger tries to pick them up.
- I am able to model community safety rules.
- I am able to participate in group discussions.
- I am able to participate with a purpose.