Back-to-School Safety Flyer
Important safety reminders for driving in school zones & picking up and dropping off children.
Melon Drop Video
Why is it so important to wear a helmet while biking, skateboarding, or riding a scooter? We used a melon to demonstrate how much protection a helmet provides.
Watch the Video >
511CC ‘Let’s Ride’ Coloring Sheet
Download this fun coloring sheet.
Lesson Plan for Bike/Walk To School
One-day lesson plan for a class discussion: “Be the change, bike and walk to school”
Learn to Ride:
A great way to teach children to ride a bike is to start with a pushbike or a traditional bike with the pedals removed. That way they can learn to balance and steer before needing to pedal. We’ve created a simple step-by-step guide.
Learn to wear your helmet properly.
California state law requires children under 18 years of age to wear a helmet while riding bikes, scooters, skateboards, and roller skates.
Read the law here >
How walkable is your community?
Find out >
Turning off the car while waiting to pick up your child after school improves students’ health, reduces air pollution, and saves money for drivers.
Tools available >
Protect Your Climate Curriculum is a comprehensive climate change curriculum from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, with 16 lessons for 4th and 5th grade students. Focus is air pollution, energy, waste reduction, and transportation.
Safe Routes to School Classroom Activities (from the NHTSA) include lesson plans on Pedestrian Safety Training (for 1st and 2nd graders), Bicycle Safety Training (for 3rd through 5th graders), and ideas for incorporating Safe Routes concepts into math and social science, geography, English, history, and science classes.
Buckle up and get ready to carpool to school with your neighbors and friends.
Walking School Bus
Download a step-by-step guide from the Safe Routes National Partnership on starting a Walking School Bus at your school.
Mr. Beeps Activity Book
Learn about safety with fun activities from Mr. Beeps, a robotic car who teaches students to be Traffic Safety Experts while out on the road.
Download Activity Book >
Download Answer Key >
Free Parking Lot Banner
Remind parents, students, staff and visitors to use Street Smarts at your school with a free 8’x2′ banner.
Click an image to view/download the PDF version.
If your kids are looking for a new book or two, we’ve got two reading lists that might help: Books that Celebrate the Many Ways We Go to School and Children’s Books that Promote Walking, Biking, and Safety – which indicates the reading level for each book.
Download the Lists >
Title and illustrate one of several Street Smarts safety messages.
Be aware, be visible, be predictable. Read it, sign it, live by it.
K-5 Student Assignment
An interview template for discussing walk-bike safety at home.
Reduce school traffic with a one-week carpool challenge at your school.
Safety Demonstration Videos
Flatland BXM star Pete Brandt delivers safety tips while demonstrating stunts & tricks in three videos recorded exclusively for Street Smarts Diablo.
See the Videos >