As the weather warms up and kids play outside more (and as we need some good easy to implement lessons)… now is a great time to do a lesson teaching our students some important safety tips. This week I did a lesson in 2nd grade (which can be adapted for K-3) that’s easy to implement and delivered lots of information in 30 minutes.
Using this PPT on Safety stranger and the Uh Oh feeling, the lesson flows with 2 video clips embedded. (Click on the video icons in the ppt to see them)
Or view them here:
Billy learns a lesson about what to do when someone wants to give him a ride. The man even knows his name. (About 5 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEtJtFEVDbI
Internet Safety Smarts. Pumba teaches Timon not to give out personal information online (about 2 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-njh8mFvVk&nohtml5=False
The content of the lesson includes:
- What/Who is a stranger?
- There are good strangers (sunny day) and not so good strangers (stormy day) and children have a difficult time telling the difference.
- We all have an inner siren, an uh-oh feeling, and if this siren goes off with stranger OR with people we know, we need to get help.
- It is never a child’s fault if a grown up breaks a safety rule and it is OK to say no and to run if your safety is at risk.
- Children need to know their phone number and address for safety reasons.
- Internet safety is important to review starting YOUNG.
I hand out this Safety (Address /Phone Number) Worskheet at the end of the lesson so that students can review the safety rules with their parents and also review or learn their safety information.
I hope this is helpful as spring fever sets in. 🙂