Children often like to play where and when they want, but don't always know if it is a safe location.
For nursery and primary school levels:
Activity idea: Playing safely
This activity helps children understand that they should always play in safe places away from traffic.
What you need:
A picture of Ziggy.
Ask the children to stand in a space facing you.
- Show the children a picture of Ziggy and explain that they have to listen very carefully and do what Ziggy says. If Ziggy doesn’t say, then they have to stand really still
- Play ‘Ziggy Says….’
Ziggy says jump in the park;
wriggle in the garden;
hop in the park;
skip on the road;
jog in the car park;
jump in the playground
- At the end of the activity ask the children if they remember all of the safe places to play that Ziggy said. Then ask:
- Which places were dangerous?
- Why are they dangerous?
- What should they do if they are in a dangerous place to play? (e.g. in a car park they should stay close to an adult and not run around)
Suggested Curriculum for Excellent outcomes this content may relate to:
- I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm where possible. HWB 0-16a
- I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations. HWB 0-17a
- I listen or watch for useful or interesting information and I use this to make choices or learn new things. LIT 0-04a
- I am developing my movement skills through practice and energetic play. HWB 0-22a