Bingo Your Way to Safety

Lead your students in learning to identify common traffic signs found in their community, through a fun craft and interactive, on-their-feet game of bingo.

Grade Level: Kindergarten – Grade 3

Subject: Traffic and Road Safety

Time Required: 40 Minutes

Overall Expectations:

  • HPE – Healthy Living Strand
  • HPE – Physical Activity (DPA)
  • LL – Language and Literacy

Introduction/Minds On:
(3-5 minutes)

  • Teacher introduces the lesson and asks students why traffic signs and signals are important.
  • Teacher shows students the basic traffic signs (Appendix 1) and asks the students to identify what they think each sign means.

(30 minutes)

Active Traffic Sign Bingo

  • Students colour and cut out the Traffic Sign Bingo squares (Appendix 2).
  • Students glue their Traffic Sign Bingo squares on the “blank” Traffic Sign Bingo sheet (Appendix 3).
  • Teacher should cut out a copy of Appendix 2 and have a copy of Appendix 3 on hand in order to keep track of the signals that have been called.
  • Students stand behind their desk or in an open space.
  • Students determine an action which represents each traffic signal (e.g. they can imitate riding a bike for the Bicycles Permitted sign).
  • When the teacher calls a traffic signal and models the appropriate action associated with the traffic signal, all students perform the movement.
  • If the traffic signal is on the students’ card they circle the sign/square. If the teacher wishes to play more than one game, a bingo marker should be used.
  • The game continues, one traffic signal at a time, until one student fills a diagonal, horizontal, or vertical row, and calls “bingo”.

(3-5 minutes)

Students demonstrate their learning of street signs and signals to the teacher through a question and answer conferencing session. The teacher could ask students which of these traffic signs (show Appendix 1) they have seen in their own neighbourhood.

Teacher Assessment

Teacher may use Appendix 4 in order to assess student participation and knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

Reading: Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic and informational tests, using a range of strategies to construct meaning.

Oral: Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations and for a variety of purposes. Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.