Street Signs

Street Signs lesson plan

  • 1.

    As part of projects—on neighborhoods, symbols, traffic, shapes, or transportation—alert children to traffic signs such as stop, yield, one way, no parking.

  • 2.

    Encourage children playing with unit blocks and toy vehicles, or riding vehicles on the playground, to use street signs.

  • 3.

    Walk around the neighborhood to look for street signs. What colors and shapes are they? How are they displayed? Discuss what each sign means.

  • 4.

    On your neighborhood walk, sketch traffic signs with Crayola® Colored Pencils on white paper. Notice their form and color.

  • 5.

    Make a traffic sign for the block area. With Crayola® Scissors, cut an index card into the shape of your sign. Is it round? Square? Hexagonal? Rectangular? Triangular?

  • 6.

    Design the sign with symbols and/or words using Crayola® Washable Markers. Match colors with the real sign.

  • 7.

    For a sign post, color a craft stick or dowel stick with markers. Glue on the sign with Crayola® School Glue. Dry overnight.

  • 8.

    Shape Crayola® Dough into a sign stand. Push the craft stick into the dough so it stands straight.


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