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Traffic Signals

Traffic Signals
Photo by: masamom

arjun Submitted by: arjun

Learn traffic signals and rules we follow while walking or driving.

15 minutes
24 - 60 months
Group size
0 - 8 tots


  • 1 piece Construction paper (black, red, yellow, green)
  • Scissors (Adult Use Only)
  • Glue stick
  • Safety Scissors


  1. Discuss the different colors of a traffic light. Ask kids to tell you what each color means. Red = stop. Yellow = slow down/use caution Green = go.
  2. Cut the red, yellow, and green paper into circles.
  3. Cut the black paper into a rectangle.
  4. Arrange the circles on the rectangle to look like a traffic light. Red at the top, yellow in the middle, green on the bottom.
  5. Glue circles to black rectangle.
Associated Activity
For a fun physical game, have children run toward you while you cover different parts of the traffic light you made. When you cover red and yellow, children run. When you cover green and yellow, they stop.
Pre-cut shapes for younger kids.
Allow kids to draw and cut shapes themselves. Make sure to provide child scissors.

Developmental skills