Road Safety Week 2011 was held between
21st and 27th November and to show the Brownies how to be safe we
completed our Road Safety Badge over two meetings.
or draw a picture of a safe crossing place and an unsafe crossing
place. Show you understand the difference.
To cover this part of the badge
we sat and talked about safe places to cross the road, the girls came
up with a Pelican Crossing, a Zebra Crossing and other ideas. We
talked about not crossing the road between parked cars, when there was
lots of traffic.
the Green Cross Code and explain how to cross roads safely.
We played one of our
favourtie games - The words to the Green Cross Code had been typed onto
coloured card and the words cut up. The girls were given a dice
and everytime they threw a six they ran to the middle of the room,
picked up a piece of card in the colour they had been allocated and
then had to arrange the words to make the Green Cross Code. A
similar idea can also be downloaded from the Think!
Design an outfit to help
someone be easily seen when walking near roads at night or in bad
weather. Design a cycle helmet. Know why wearing a helmet
is very important.
These are two designs which the
Brownies came up with Design 1 and Design
Know the order of traffic lights and what the different colours
mean. Make up a game based on traffic lights.
We had a discussion about which
order the traffic lights came in - unfortunately the Brownies thought
that the lights went from Red to Amber to Green - no girls, its Red to
Red and Amber to Green. We then played the traffic lights
game. When Red was called the Brownies had to stand still, when
Amber was called they had to crouch down and on Green they had to run
around the room as fast as they could.
Look at the road signs and markings
shown in the Highway Code. Know the differences between circular,
triangular and rectangular signs. Explain the meaning of some
signs and markings.
We played find the
partner. The activity was downloaded from the Think!
website. One card
showed a picture of a road sign and another card showed the name of the
road sign. The game involved the Brownies turning two cards over
at a time, if they matched they got to keep the cards, if they didn't
then they had to put them back in the same place. Once all of the
cards had been matched the Brownie with the most pairs was the winner.
how to keep safe when
without an adult
At the end of our second meeting
we sat and had a pow wow to discuss this. We talked about when we
went on our trip to Skegness and what would have happened had they got
lost, they came up with find a policeman, go into a busy shop and other