Home Alone: Grades 2 - 3

Objective - To identify safe and unsafe activities when home alone and practice decision-making skills. Activity - Ask students . . .

Objective

  • To identify safe and unsafe activities when home alone and practice decision-making skills.

Activity

  • Ask students what activities they like to do at home and list them on the board.
  • Ask students what activities they are not allowed to do or that they can do only with a parent's supervision.
  • Have students complete the What's Safe? (PDF) worksheet.
  • Review the worksheet and discuss with the students why certain activities, such as opening the door to a stranger, or telling a caller that parents are not at home, are not safe.

Additional Activity Ideas

Who Should I Call?

Help students identify who to call if there is a problem. Ask students who can help them if they have a problem at home (older siblings, neighbors, police officers, etc.). Ask students for examples of emergencies and ask them who they should call if there is an emergency. For each of the following situations, ask who would be a good person to call. If the situation is an emergency, they should call 911 or "0." If it is not an emergency, they could call a parent or neighbor for help.

  • You want to watch a movie but can't get the DVD player to work properly.
  • You smell smoke or gas in the basement.
  • You are home alone and are lonely and want your mom or your dad.
  • Your little brother or sister falls down the stairs and won't get up.
  • You want to play with a certain toy but can't find it.
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