Playing sports, riding a bike, and crossing the street all require safety rules. Have students choose an activity and then write instructions for staying safe.
In Case of Fire
Have students watch a demonstration of the steps in the “Stop, Drop, & Roll” safety technique. Then have students practice the technique, if possible.
- Stop, Drop & Roll
Grades K–3: Physical Education
Have students learn basic water safety rules.
- Water ‘n’ Kids
What do traffic lights and lighthouses have in common? Coastie the Safety Dog knows, and he's ready to teach your students. Coastie is the safety expert with The United States Coast Guard. Have students color pages that provide important boating, water, and other basic safety rules.
- Coastie the Safety Dog
Have students review 15 general safety rules as they color.
- Kids Corner—Safety Coloring Book
Fire Safety Tips
Use these coloring pages to review fire safety tips with your students.
- Staying Alive: Coloring Page—Crawl Low
- Staying Alive: Coloring Page—Matches and Lighters
- Staying Alive: Coloring Page—Stop, Drop and Roll
Grades 1–5: Physical Education
Bike Safety Cartoon
Have students read about the Rules of the Road and view a cartoon about bicycle safety.
- Injury Prevention—For Kids—Bikes
Test students' knowledge about safety.
- Safety (grades 1–2) (PDF file)
- Safety Answer Key (grades 1–2) (PDF file)
- Safety on Wheels (grades 3–5) (PDF file)
- Safety on Wheels Answer Key (grades 3–5) (PDF file)
- Fire Safety (grades 6–8) (PDF file)
- Fire Safety Answer Key (grades 6–8) (PDF file)
Safe on the Farm
Ready Rooster has a lot to tell students about farm safety.
- Farm Safety
Grades 2–3: Science
Have students explore the weather extremes of cold temperatures versus hot temperatures, identify preventive actions to take to protect their bodies in different temperature changes, and learn how frostbite occurs and the effect it has on their bodies.
- Lesson 4: Weather Extremes
Know What's Poisonous
In this activity, students will identify poisons that are common in their homes, identify ways to stay safe around poisons, and recognize Mr. Yuk and Skull and Crossbones as symbols of poisons.
- Lesson 3: Poison Prevention
Food Safety Quiz
See if students know how to make sure their food doesn't make them sick.
- Food Safety Quiz for Kids
Have students take a photo safari through the land of car safety. Then have students develop their pictures to get special messages.
- Minnesota Safety Council: Snappy Safari
Be Prepared in Every Situation
Do students know what to do in the event of an earthquake, a fire, or other emergency? Have them earn a certificate by learning about emergency preparedness and then correctly answering eight questions.
- Ready Kids, from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Have students play a game to learn the proper way to extinguish a campfire.
- Put Out the Fire
Have students embark on an adventure to learn about online privacy, viruses, and netiquette.
- Disney Online—Activity Center—Surf Swell Island
Home Safety Match
Homes are full of items that can prevent as well as cause accidents. Have students play matching games and pick up safety tips along the way.
- Kidd Safety House
Have students find safety-related words hidden in a puzzle.
- Safety (grades 2–4) (PDF file)
- Safety Answer Key (grades 2–4) (PDF file)
- Safety (grades 5–8) (PDF file)
- Safety Answer Key (grades 5–8) (PDF file)
Do students know all about disasters and what to do when one takes place? Challenge them with this online board game.
- Disaster Discovery
Can your students find the dozens of fire hazards in a typical home?
- Smoke Detectives
Have students test their knowledge of safety.
- Safety (PDF file)
- Safety Answer Key (PDF file)
Do your students know the safest ways to use electricity around their homes? Challenge their safety know-how with this online game.
- Make the Safe Choice
Fire Safety Game
If students know all about fire safety—and baseball—they'll be home free in this fun game.
- Safe! with Sparky
Grades 3–8: Science
See if your students can spot the electrical hazards that may lurk around the neighborhood. Then see if they know the right way to deal with the danger.
- Find the Hidden Dangers
Grades 3–8 Physical Education
Have students decode a message on biking and boarding safety tips.
- Bikes and Boards Secret Safety Code (grades 2–5)
- Bikes and Boards Cryptoquotes (grades 6–8)
Save a Life
Your students can help save lives. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows them how.
- CPSC's How You Can Help Save Lives Page
Some household products contain toxic substances or pesticides. Knowing which products are harmful can help prevent accidents. Have students take a virtual house tour and identify the toxic substances and pesticides.
- Learn About Chemicals Around Your House
On Your Own
Students will create a useful guide for early adolescents who are home alone or baby-sitting siblings.
- Home Alone!
Grades 6–8: Health
Students will research the causes of hypothermia, identify its signs, and then make posters that inform others of these symptoms.
- Northern Exposure
Grades 7–8: Health
X Minutes to Danger
Have students determine how many minutes they can spend in the sun before skin damage will occur.
- Daily UV Index Map