Activity idea: Being seen
This activity helps children find out which colours are bright and which are dull.
What you need:
A large box filled with pieces of small games equipment: e.g. balls, rubber rings, beanbags, bats. Some should be in bright yellow or orange colours, some in dull red or blue colours.
Place the box in a corner of the room, clear of the working area
- Ask the children to pick something brightly coloured from the box.
- If they choose a bright colour they find a space and find lots of ways to play with it.
- If they choose a dull colour they have to put it back and choose again they can only play if they choose a bright colour.
- After 2-3 minutes ask the children to put the equipment back in the box and choose something else.
- At the end of the activity discuss why it’s a good idea to dress brightly when they are going out and about. Can the children describe the brightest clothes they have at home?
- Draw the children’s attention to the importance of being seen by drivers when walking near roads and traffic.
Suggested Links to Curriculum for Excellence:
- 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 can match objects, and sort using my own and others’ criteria, sharing my ideas with others. MNU 0-20c
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