Activity: Complete the Picture
to Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Health & Wellness
Web Link Description
Children will enjoy learning
bus safety rules from the animated, interactive school
bus at NHTSA's Safety City Bus Safety,
a special children's section of the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration's Web site. The site also
offers online coloring activities, a safety quiz, lesson
plans, and more! Invite children to learn about safety
as they explore the school bus.
to explore school bus safety
to identify safety rules for passengers
to learn bus behavior rules
to complete a picture illustrating
a school bus safety rule
Before Online Activity
Ask children if they have
ever ridden on a school bus. Have they heard about bus
safety rules? Ask volunteers to talk about some safety
rules and to explain why they are important. Remind
children that there are safety rules for both the people
riding on the bus and for those who are getting off
it. If you are using Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Health
& Wellness, refer to the sections on safety
on the road and safety outdoors. Then invite children
to visit NHTSA's Safety City Bus Safety,
where they will learn rules for bus safety.
Have markers or crayons available for
children to use in completing this activity.
NHTSA's Safety City Bus Safety
Distribute student activity sheets and help children
navigate the Web site if necessary. Encourage children
to move the cursor around the picture, watching for
things that change when the cursor points to them. There
are nine such objects in all. Then have children click
each of these objects and read the safety tip that appears
at the top of the page. Be sure to have children click
Before and After to read the safety rules for getting
to the bus stop, getting on the bus, riding the bus,
and getting off the bus. The activity sheet has a picture
of a school bus without a driver or children.
To complete the picture on the activity
sheet, children need to illustrate a behavior that is
safe or unsafe. For an unsafe behavior, have them draw
a red "no" symbol on their picture ().
Explain that this symbol is used around the world and
means, "Do not do this."
Print the online student
activity sheet to create a blackline master.
Sharing the Activity
pictures and use them to create a bulletin board display.
Have children look at the
pictures and explain the safety rules that each picture
illustrates. Then ask children to state any safety rules
that are missing from the display.
Home School Connections
Print the online family
activity sheet to create a blackline master. For
best results, be sure that your browser's font size
has been set to "12" and that your browser
has been set to print in "portrait mode."