Think! Education

Activity 2: Pavement practice


20-30 minutes


  • One adult for every two children being taken out

The best way for children to learn road safety skills is through practice on real roads. This activity involves taking children out in small groups onto a pavement by a road with one-to-one supervision. It should only be carried out if sufficient adult supervision is available.  See the guidance on taking children off the premises.

  1. Ask the child which side they should stand then walk a short distance along the pavement. Turn to go back, ensuring that the child knows to swap hands but to stay on the side away from the traffic.
  2. It is also a good idea to show children how they can hold a buggy if a carer’s hands aren’t free. Again, show which side to stand.