Safety for Kids

Education is Key in Traffic Safety for Kids


The FDOT District 2 Community Traffic Safety Program has developed, printed, and distributed activity books throughout 18 Northeast Florida counties. The goal is to help improve safety for kids, reduce injuries and fatalities in our community. This two-part flip book is great for elementary age children and also older preteens.  

These important traffic safety messages and activities can be downloaded for free to share with the children in our communities. They cover a wide range of topics, including child passenger safety (CPS), occupant protection, pedestrian safety, bike and helmet safety, ATV off-road safety and school bus dangers and safety.

There are also other key safety concerns for kids like swimming, sports, fire hazards and general everyday safety tips. We’ve got mazes, puzzles, coloring, games, crosswords, word searches, scrambles, trivia and safety check lists to keep the kids engaged while emphasizing valuable safety knowledge, reminders of best practices and fundamental safety rules to help prevent injuries or death.

In addition to the printed activity books, we created individual activity sheets as a resource for teachers, parents, and caregivers. They are 8.5 x 11 size printable pages. Free to download, print, and share. Below are you will find past and present traffic safety activity sheets for kids of all ages. 


Safety Scores! On your way to school, at home, and off to play.

Important safety tips and fun activities for young kids. Perfect for ages 10 and under. Work alone or together with a teacher, parent, or caregiver.

Look and Listen!

Click here to download this Walk Safe activity sheet.
  • STAY ON THE SIDEWALK. If no sidewalk, walk on the far left off the side of the road, facing traffic.
  • ALWAYS cross the street at corners or CROSSWALKS.
  • Look LEFT, RIGHT, and LEFT again before crossing the street. Continue to look for cars as you cross.
  • MAKE SURE DRIVERS SEE YOU.
Look and listen activity page for kids

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Be a ROLL Model! Wheel Smart Ideas

Click here to download this Bike Safe activity sheet.
  • WEAR YOUR HELMET EVERY TIME you bike or skate.
  • Use a bike that is the RIGHT SIZE for you.
  • RIDE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD in the same direction as the traffic.
  • Stay in BIKE LANES or on sidewalks.
  • Be sure you can BE SEEN by using lights and reflectors.
  • Make sure drivers can see you.
  • NEVER RIDE ALONE or AT NIGHT.
  • OBEY traffic signs and signals.
  • BE ALERT… LOOK AND LISTEN for cars!
Youth activity page related to bicycle safety

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Bike safety fun for kids

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Ride Right! Use Your Auto Sense

Click here to download this Ride Safe activity sheet.
  • BUCKLE UP for every car ride.
  • Ride in the BACK SEAT–it’s the safest.
  • YOUR SEAT BELT should be snug on your upper thighs, across your chest, and over your shoulders.
  • SIT UP STRAIGHT to prevent injuries during a crash.
  • If you are 5 to 9 years old, weigh less than 80 pounds, and are shorter than 4 feet 9 inches, you should ride in a BOOSTER or CAR SEAT.
  • Never play inside a car – they get VERY HOT inside very quickly!
  • Never play behind or around cars.
Ride right activity

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Safety seat path activity page

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Get to School Safely!

Click here to download this Safe Routes to School activity sheet.
  • DON’T RUSH – leave on time.
  • No pushing or rough playing around.
  • FOLLOW THE RULES and don’t be a distraction.
  • In the PARENT DROP OFF / PICKUP LINE, always buckle up and follow car line rules.
  • When WALKING OR BIKING, cross the street ONLY in crosswalks and pay attention to the crossing guards.
  • If riding the BUS, get to the bus stop early and listen to the bus driver.
Get to school safely activity page

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Stay Safe on All-Terrain Vehicles

Click here to download this Wheel Smart and ATV Safe activity sheet.
  • ALWAYS use an ATV that is the right size for you.
  • Get training and wear proper clothes to prevent accidents.
  • Wear a FULL FACE HELMET and eye protection.
  • Use an ATV only on DIRT ROADS, not pavement.
  • ALWAYS have an adult with you when you use an ATV.
  • Only ONE person on each ATV.
Youth activity page related to ATV safety

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Explore Your World Safely

Click here to download this Home Safety activity sheet.
  • Always have an adult’s help in the kitchen.
  • Be careful around hot liquids and steam.
  • Stay away from cleaning products and chemicals.
  • Never play with lighters, matches, candles, or gas.
  • Be careful outside–snakes and insects can be poisonous.
  • Don’t eat or touch plants like poison ivy, wild berries, or mushrooms.

Fire Safety Tips

  • Working smoke detectors save lives.
  • Make sure to have two ways out of each room.
  • Practice your escape plan with your family.
  • Remember to get out fast and crawl low under smoke.
  • Stop, drop, and roll if your clothing catches fire.
  • Have a safe meeting place, and once outside, stay out!
Youth activity page related to fire safety

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Game On! Good Sports Safety Tips

  • DRINK WATER – stay hydrated!
  • STRETCH before and after practice or game.
  • Wear the right PROTECTIVE GEAR for your sport.
  • Make sure your safety gear fits properly.
  • Tell a coach or an adult if you don’t feel good.
  • TAKE BREAKS and drink lots of water.
  • Don’t push, shove, or crowd others when playing.
  • REPORT HAZARDS such as broken equipment, holes, rocks, or water puddles that could cause an accident.
Youth activity page related to sports

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Safety First When Swimming! Never Swim Alone

  • Never swim alone, and always have an adult nearby.
  • If you are a beginning swimmer, stay in the shallow areas where your head is above the water when you stand.
  • Don’t eat or chew gum while swimming.
  • Don’t run or push others.
  • Follow the pool rules, and don’t dive into the water.
  • Take breaks and rest when needed.
  • If you see lightning, get out of the water.
  • Always wear a life jacket when on a boat, canoe, kayak, or paddle board.
Youth activity page related to swimming

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Up Your Safety Game! Phone Down. Eyes Up. Buckle Up!

Older kids need reminders of important, life-saving safety tips too. These fun and informational activity sheets are great for kids ages 10 to 15.

Take Action Against Distraction

EVERY HOUR a teen pedestrian is injured or killed from being hit by a car in the United States. Follow these simple steps to join the campaign for pedestrian safety:

Click here to download this Walk Safe activity sheet.
  • Look up and stay alert when walking.
  • Walk on the sidewalk.
  • Don’t text or talk on the phone.
  • Make eye contact with drivers.
  • Take off headphones or ear buds before crossing the street.
  • Always cross in the crosswalk or at a corner, never mid-street.
  • Don’t walk alone or in the dark.
Youth activity page related to distractions

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Roll the Right Way – Cycling Safe Checklist

Click here to download this Bike Safe and Helmet Checklist activity sheet.
  • Wear your helmet every time you ride or skate.
  • Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, not against it.
  • Stay as far to the right as possible. Use the sidewalk or bike lane when available.
  • Know and use appropriate hand signals.
  • Obey traffic signs and signals.
  • Make sure drivers are paying attention and are stopped before you cross the street.
  • Walk your bike through the crosswalk.
  • Your bike should have reflectors and lights, and you should wear clothes or accessories that have retro-reflective materials to improve your visibility to motorists.
Youth activity page related to bike safety

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Youth activity page related to helmets

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Take Action Against Distraction

EVERY HOUR a teen pedestrian is injured or killed from being hit by a car in the United States. Follow these simple steps to join the campaign for pedestrian safety:

  • Look up and stay alert when walking.
  • Walk on the sidewalk.
  • Don’t text or talk on the phone.
  • Make eye contact with drivers.
  • Take off headphones or ear buds before crossing the street.
  • Always cross in the crosswalk or at a corner, never mid-street.
  • Don’t walk alone or in the dark.
Youth activity page related to distractions

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Always Buckle Up!

Click here to download this Ride Safe and Safety Belt Survey activity sheet.

You’re ready to wear a seat safety belt if you pass these three things:

  • The shoulder belt fits across your shoulder and chest without going over your neck.
  • The vehicle lap belt fits across your upper thighs and doesn’t cut into your stomach.
  • Your knees bend at the edge of the seat when your back and bottom are against the vehicle seat back.

If not, a BOOSTER SEAT is the perfect way to make sure the seat belt fits and you stay safe when riding in a car!

Youth activity page related to seat belts

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Click here to download this Bus Safe and ATV Safe activity sheet.

All-Terrain, Off-Road Safety

Always wear a HELMET with EYE PROTECTION when riding on an ATV.


Avoid School Bus Dangers

BE THOUGHTFUL to the bus driver and other students. Bus stop safety checklist:

  • Arrive early.
  • Don’t push or cut in line.
  • Stay out of the “danger zone,” 10 steps away from the bus.
  • Wait for the bus driver to open the door before trying to get on.
  • Talk quietly during the entire bus ride.
  • Keep aisle clear of your backpack, bag, or books.
  • Walk in front of the bus to cross the street, never behind it.
Youth activity page related to ATV safety

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Fire Hazards Ahead

Click here to download this Fire Safety Checklist and Safety Crossword activity sheet.

Basic fire safety checklist:

  • Don’t play with fire, matches, lighters, fireworks, or gasoline.
  • Never experiment with flammable or explosive materials.
  • Be careful in the kitchen–hot liquids and steam cause most burns.
  • Learn some basic first aid.
  • If there is a fire, get out, stay out, and call 911.
  • Memorize your emergency contact numbers in case you do not have your cell phone with you.
Youth activity page related to fire safety

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Play Safe to Win

Sport injuries are serious and often CAN BE PREVENTED with a few simple safety precautions.

Swim Safety Saves Lives, Water Savvy Checklist:

  • Know how to swim, and know your limits.
  • No running or rough play around water.
  • Take breaks when swimming to prevent cramps.
  • Never dive head first unless it’s an area designated safe for diving. If you see lightning or hear thunder, get out of the water.
  • Be cautious in cold or rough waters.
  • If caught in a rip current, don’t fight it–swim with the current, then to shore.
Youth activity page related to swimming safely

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Other free child safety downloadable pages from your Traffic Safety Team:

Youth activity page related to bus safety

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Youth activity page related to car safety

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Youth activity page related to ped safety

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Youth activity page related to fire safety

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Youth activity page related to bike safety

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Youth activity page related to home safety

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Youth activity page related to swimming safety

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Youth activity page related to walking safety

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Youth activity page related to Halloween safety

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Youth activity page related to sports safety

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Youth activity page related to ATV safety

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Youth activity page related to kids safety

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