Signs We See

Signs We See lesson plan

  • 1.

    Read I Read Symbols. What signs can children find in the room? What logos do they recognize?

  • 2.

    Walk around the building and neighborhood to look for signs: exit, stop, restroom, first aid, one-way street.

  • 3.

    On an experience chart, list signs children saw. How many were pictures? How many had words? Why are signs important?

  • 4.

    On a neighborhood walk, sketch signs you see on white paper with Crayola® Write Start® Colored Pencils. What words do you see? What colors? What shapes? Make a list of signs with your group.

  • 5.

    Choose a sign to create. On a large index card, draw the sign with Crayola® Washable Markers. Look at your sketch for spellings.

  • 6.

    With several friends, use Crayola® Glue Sticks to attach your signs to poster board. Make sure each sign is different.

  • 7.

    With an adult’s help, write a riddle about your sign, such as "I’m red with white letters. What am I?"

  • 8.

    Record an audio tape with everyone’s sign riddles.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Healthy Habits
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts