Buckle Up! Bumper Stickers

Buckle Up! Bumper Stickers lesson plan

Advocate passenger safety recommendations by creating original bumper stickers designed with hand-made Crayola® Model Magic Stamps.

  • 1.

    Invite a member of the local police department, fire/rescue team, school transportation department, or other community safety expert to talk with your class about child passenger safety. Find statistics about injuries resulting from safety precautions that are ignored or used improperly. Discuss how students can help their families and friends use appropriate safety restraints while traveling in a motor vehicle. Young children show each other how to use their own child safety booster seats.

  • 2.

    Fold construction paper in half lengthwise in the shape of a long rectangular bumper sticker. Cut along the fold with Crayola Scissors.

  • 3.

    In the middle of the bumper sticker, write a safety slogan in large lettering with Crayola Washable Markers.

  • 4.

    Create a stamper by shaping a car or other transportation symbol from Crayola Model Magic. Color the surface of the stamp with marker. Press along the edge of your bumper sticker. Repeat to create a colorful, patterned border.

  • 5.

    Display bumper stickers on a bulletin board or hallway gallery area.


  • Children find information about their state's child safety laws, regulations, and recommendations.
  • Children use their fine motor skills while designing their own stampers.
  • Children create bumper stickers to publicize how to reduce the risk of injury while riding in a motor vehicle.


  • Small groups of children write 2-minute passenger safety commercials using simple props they choose or create. Act out commercials for the class and revise. Record commercials on video to play for other classes and families.
  • Research statistics on passenger safety before and after seat belt laws were enacted. Arrange statistics in a variety of graphs forms and visual formats. Display with bumper stickers.
  • Young children and students with Special Needs may need assistance writing slogans on bumper stickers. Partner with older students or provide pre-typed slogans to attach to construction paper with with Crayola Glue Sticks.
  • Older students and drivers' education trainees can create bumper stickers to display in childcare centers and elementary schools to send important passenger safety messages. Encourage older students to talk with younger ones about passenger safety recommendations.