Be Safe Be Seen 1

Children on or near roads are highly vulnerable. Being seen adds dramatically to children's safety on our roads. 

Children on or near roads are highly vulnerable. Being seen adds dramatically to children's safety on our roads. 

It is really important therefore that we help our children by making sure they not only understand the risk from the dangers of traffic, but that they must be seen to be safe. This collection covers understanding what to wear (reflective or flourescent) and why.

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Games

Alley Cats

4 - 7yrs Students

It’s night time and the alley cats keep hiding. The bins shake, cats peer out and sometimes pop up. Try to catch them!

Purrfect Pairs

4 - 7yrs Students

It’s night time and the alley cats are still hiding. Can you find the twin cats?

Missing Words

4 - 7yrs Students

The two paragraphs in this activity highlight the important message of being seen and being safe.

Fun/Fact sheets

Being seen and keeping Safe

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

All the important things they need to remember to keep safe if out near traffic at night.

How We See

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Facts about light sources and how we use our eyes to see.

Be seen

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Colouring in two pictures - one in daylight and one in dark.

Create a Poster

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Make a poster for the classroom to remind children to wear something reflective at night, or to make a classroom mural of a dark, street lit, street scene.

Wordsearch

4 - 7yrs Students

A wordsearch to reinforce the need to wear something reflective when near traffic at night.

Colour Me

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

A colour by numbers sheet to illustrate how white or reflective colours show up best.

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

Children on or near roads are highly vulnerable - busy traffic on urban and rural roads can put them at risk. It's even more dangerous in bad weather or in hours of darkness, particularly around the times the clocks change.

Specific teaching points about conspicuity

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

Specific teaching points about conspicuity.

Teacher's overview - Interactive activities

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

A teachers overview for the interactive activities.

Extension activities

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

Suggested cross-curricular extension activities.

Teachers Guide

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers