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Activity: Practice Talking to Strangers

Objective:

to reproduce knowledge to a new situation

Materials:

(Optional)  1 scissors  for prep
(Optional)  1 glue stick  for prep
(Optional)  1 hand puppet  per learner
(Optional)  1 popsicle stick  per learner
(Optional)  1 candy  per learner

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials (optional).
  • Print supporting media documents.
  • Glue a Totetude Puppet onto a popsicle stick for each learner (optional).

Instructions:

  1. 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."
  2. In pairs, have learners practice (with puppets) what they should do or say when a dangerous stranger offers candy.
  3. In pairs, have learners practice (with puppets) what they should do or say if they become lost in a store.
  4. Conclude by restating Totetude's Stranger Danger Rules.

Extension:

  • 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.

Reflections:

  • I am able to model community safety rules.
  • I am able to participate in group discussions.
  • I am able to participate with a purpose.

TAC-SK0014

Time:

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

Location:

  • Indoors

Meta:

Theme
Safety
Multiple Intelligence
Interpersonal
Bloom Taxonomy
Apply
Instructional Strategy
Interactive Instruction
Subject
Physical Education and Health

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