Preschool Activities for Stranger Safety
- You must make it a point to avoid making the child feel scared about every stranger. Therefore, you would need to incorporate activities that help a child differentiate between the various kinds of people they meet. You can have little plays that involve all the children. There can be a scene where the children are waiting to be picked up while at school. Another person can pretend to be a stranger. As a teacher, you can illustrate the various ways a stranger can approach a child. For example, the ‘stranger’ in this case can say that he/she was asked to pick up the child by the parents. The child can then be given a secret question and if the stranger answers incorrectly, the child can then know the person is lying.
- Teach the preschooler to memorize their home phone number and address, and even identify local streets. This can be turned into a fun activity where in the child can be made to memorize the address through a poem or a rhyme.
- Conduct many group activities held against the backdrop of different situations. This will help a preschooler realize the difference between ordinary strangers and people who approach children with a wrong intention.
- Have interactive sessions where the kids can be asked specific questions. This will also help you to know how a child will react to different situations. Talk to the child and help him/her answer correctly as per the situation in question.
By holding these kinds of activities, a preschooler can effectively pick up various ways to handle strangers. Thus, in any given situation, these stranger safety measures would surely help in protecting your child.