Last winter I thought it would be fun to have a little activity with us as we were out walking so I made a ‘signal’ light by cutting a cardboard cereal box to size, and adding the corresponding traffic signals to each side. A Red Light on one side, and a Green Light on the other side.
To make things a little more clear, I used holographic paper for the ‘current’ signal. Green on one side, and Red on the other, but you could simply make the signal in use a larger sized circle.
We took these out with us around the village and had fun getting used to:
Green light -GO!
Yellow light-please be careful…
Tristan had a ball spinning the ‘light’ around and adjusting his walking pace to suit the ‘traffic flow’.
There aren’t any traffic lights in the village, but in larger centres there are and it’s good for the children to know what to do when they see these symbols.
Now that summer is upon us, we have begun to use this in the house as well, making a game out of it in the front room. We take turns being in control of the traffic light and the movement around the room. This game is great for coordination, large motor skills, colour recognition, and plain old fun!
You could add this into your bicycle skills or ride-on cars and have a great time all afternoon!
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