Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Preschool Road Safety Craft

Today our home(pre)school co-op kicked off our safety month with a lesson about road safety.

Our host mom showed a cartoon about road safety, and we talked about holding parents' hands when crossing the street and not running after balls that roll into the road. She also made traffic light cookies (rectangular sugar cookies on popsicle sticks, decorated with green, yellow, and red M&Ms). So cute! (One thing we didn't do is to have the kids play the game Red Light Green Light, but they were having so much fun playing other things that it wasn't missed.)

I wish I could have taken a better photo of the craft, but my phone is currently out of commission, and this is the best I could do with my webcam. Had I been able to take a panoramic shot, you would have seen there are four cars in total.

Our host mom cut black poster board length-wise (so the poster board strips were each 2'4" by 5 1/2"). Then she pre-painted a white dashed line down the middle of each. I think she probably used White-Out for the dashed line.

First, our preschoolers drove toy cars with paint on their wheels down their streets. My daughter chose blue and fluorescent pink paint. They loved doing this. (Fluorescent colors are great choices for this craft.)

Next, they got to glue on cars, and a traffic light (made from construction paper circles and a popsicle stick). Some of the little ones used markers to draw stick people driving the cars.

Finally, they glued on stickers of balls (footballs, soccer balls, and baseballs) as a reminder not to go into the road when their balls roll into the street.

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