Strangers: Grades 2 - 3

Objective - To learn to manage dangerous situations. - To strengthen decision-making skills. Activity - Share with students the . . .

Objective

  • To learn to manage dangerous situations.
  • To strengthen decision-making skills.

Activity

  • Share with students the following situations:
    • You're playing outside with your friends.  An adult you don't know asks for directions to a nearby store.
    • A neighbor is walking his dog.  He sees you playing outside and asks if you want to walk the dog with him.
    • As you're walking home from school, you notice an adult you don't know following you.
    • On your way home from school you see an adult you know.  She asks if you want to go get some ice cream and then she will drive you home.
  • After each situation, ask the students what they think McGruff would want them to do.  McGruff would tell students not to talk or go anywhere with an adult without first asking a parent or caregiver.  Also, students should get a trusted adult to help if they ever feel afraid or uncomfortable.
  • Share with them that if any of these situations really happened, they should always tell an adult they trust.
  • Have the students role-play telling an adult about one of the situations
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