Classroom Resources

Monthly Themes


Writing Prompt


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.

Grades K–3
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
Water Colors

Have students learn basic water safety rules.

Grades K–3
Boat Safety

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.

Grades K–3
Safe Children

Have students review 15 general safety rules as they color.

Grades K–3
Fire Safety Tips

Use these coloring pages to review fire safety tips with your students.

Grades 1–5: Physical Education
Bike Safety Cartoon

Have students read about the Rules of the Road and view a cartoon about bicycle safety.

Grades 1–8

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)
Grades 2–3
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.

Grades 2–3
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.

Grades 2–4
Food Safety Quiz

See if students know how to make sure their food doesn't make them sick.

Grades 2–5
Buckle Up!

Have students take a photo safari through the land of car safety. Then have students develop their pictures to get special messages.

Grades 2–5
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.

Grades 2–5
Campfire Safety

Have students play a game to learn the proper way to extinguish a campfire.

Grades 2–6
Surf's Up!

Have students embark on an adventure to learn about online privacy, viruses, and netiquette.

Grades 2–6
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.

Grades 2–8
Word Finds

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)
Grades 3–5
Disaster Challenge

Do students know all about disasters and what to do when one takes place? Challenge them with this online board game.

Grades 3–6
Eye Spy

Can your students find the dozens of fire hazards in a typical home?

Grades 3–6
Crossword Puzzle

Have students test their knowledge of safety.

  • Safety (PDF file)
  • Safety Answer Key (PDF file)
Grades 3–6
Electric Safety

Do your students know the safest ways to use electricity around their homes? Challenge their safety know-how with this online game.

Grades 3–6
Fire Safety Game

If students know all about fire safety—and baseball—they'll be home free in this fun game.

Grades 3–8: Science
Neighborhood Hazards

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.

Grades 3–8 Physical Education
Wheeler's Code

Have students decode a message on biking and boarding safety tips.

Grades 5–8
Save a Life

Your students can help save lives. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows them how.

Grades 6–8
House Pests

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.

Grades 6–8
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.

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.

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