Understanding Traffic Rules and Zebra Crossings Social Habits Kindergarten Age 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 8

Social Habits Kindergarten First Term Lesson Notes

Subject: Social Habits

Class: Kindergarten

Term: First Term

Week: 8

Topic: Traffic Rules and Traffic Light

Sub-topic: Understanding Traffic Rules and Zebra Crossings

Duration: 40 minutes

Behavioural Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:

  1. Identify basic traffic rules.
  2. Recognize traffic lights and their meanings.
  3. Notice and understand zebra crossing lines.


  • Traffic rules
  • Traffic light
  • Zebra crossing
  • Stop
  • Go
  • Safety

Set Induction: The teacher will start with a fun song or rhyme about traffic lights and road safety.

Entry Behaviour: Students are familiar with basic concepts of roads and vehicles from daily life.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Picture books showing traffic rules and traffic lights
  • Flashcards with traffic light colors
  • A toy traffic light
  • Pictures of zebra crossings

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge: Discuss previous lessons on public places, emphasizing places near roads like markets and schools.

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Observation
  • Communication
  • Safety awareness

Learning Materials:

  • Lagos State Scheme of Work for Kindergarten
  • Picture books and visual aids related to traffic rules and safety

Instructional Materials:

  • Flashcards
  • Toy traffic light
  • Pictures of zebra crossings


  1. Traffic Rules:
    • Traffic rules help keep everyone safe on the road.
    • Examples include stopping at red lights, looking both ways before crossing the road, and using zebra crossings.
  2. Traffic Lights:
    • Red Light: Stop
    • Yellow Light: Get ready to stop
    • Green Light: Go
  3. Zebra Crossings:
    • Zebra crossings are black and white lines on the road where pedestrians can cross safely.
    • Always look both ways before crossing at a zebra crossing.


  1. The red light means ______.
    a) Go
    b) Stop
    c) Run
    d) Jump
  2. The green light means ______.
    a) Stop
    b) Go
    c) Wait
    d) Play
  3. The yellow light means get ready to ______.
    a) Jump
    b) Run
    c) Stop
    d) Dance
  4. Zebra crossings help ______ cross the road safely.
    a) Cars
    b) Buses
    c) Pedestrians
    d) Birds
  5. Before crossing at a zebra crossing, always look ______.
    a) Down
    b) Up
    c) Both ways
    d) Backward

Class Activity Discussion:

  1. Q: What does the red light mean?
    A: The red light means stop.
  2. Q: What should you do when you see a green light?
    A: You should go.
  3. Q: Why are zebra crossings important?
    A: Zebra crossings help pedestrians cross the road safely.
  4. Q: What should you do before crossing the road at a zebra crossing?
    A: Look both ways to make sure it is safe.
  5. Q: What does the yellow light mean?
    A: The yellow light means get ready to stop.


Step 1: The teacher revises the previous topic, “Public Places,” by discussing places near roads and their importance.

Step 2: The teacher introduces the new topic, “Traffic Rules and Traffic Light,” by using a toy traffic light and flashcards to explain the different colors and their meanings.

Step 3: The teacher shows pictures of zebra crossings and explains how to use them safely.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Sing a traffic light song with the students.
  • Use a toy traffic light to demonstrate the meanings of red, yellow, and green lights.
  • Show pictures of zebra crossings and explain their use.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Participate in singing the traffic light song.
  • Identify the colors of the traffic light and their meanings.
  • Discuss the importance of zebra crossings and how to use them.


  • Observe students’ participation in discussions and activities.
  • Ask students to identify traffic light colors and their meanings.
  • Evaluate their understanding of zebra crossings through role-playing activities.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What does the red light mean?
  2. What should you do when you see a green light?
  3. What is a zebra crossing?
  4. How do zebra crossings help pedestrians?
  5. What should you do before crossing at a zebra crossing?

Conclusion: The teacher goes around to mark and give feedback on the students’ understanding of traffic rules and traffic lights. The teacher emphasizes the importance of road safety and using zebra crossings correctly.

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