Grade Level: Kindergarten – Grade 3
Subject: Traffic and Road Safety
Time Required: 40 Minutes
- HPE – Healthy Living Strand
- HPE – Physical Activity (DPA)
- LL – Language and Literacy
- 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.
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”.
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 may use Appendix 4 in order to assess student participation and knowledge.
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.