Bike Safety Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Teach your students how to be safe on their bikes with this lesson plan. This plan features a text lesson to be used as a shared reading that highlights safety measures for biking and a number of discussion questions to evaluate understanding. To conclude, have students show what they know with a fun activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain how to be safe when riding a bicycle
  • discuss why bike safety is necessary


1 hour


Key Vocabulary

  • Routes
  • Reflectors
  • Precautions

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.


  • Engage students with the topic by asking them to draw a picture of their bikes or to draw pictures of a bike they wish they had.
  • Allow students to share their pictures with a partner and discuss their cool bikes.
  • Tell students they will be learning about how to be safe on their bikes. Label chart paper 'Bike Safety' and subtitle with 'W' words: 'Who,' 'What,' 'Where,' 'Why,' 'When' and 'How.'
  • Display the lesson Bike Safety Lesson for Kids: Rules & Tips and read the first section 'Where to Ride?' Ask:
    • Why is it important to be safe when riding our bikes?
    • Can we have fun if we're not safe on bikes?
    • What are some ways to prepare for being safe before getting on our bikes?
  • Work with students to determine information to add to your safety chart.
  • Read the section 'Take Precautions,' 'Avoid Dangers,' and 'Stay Focused' and add information to your safety chart with students.
  • Have students discuss these questions with a partner:
    • What safety precautions should you take before riding your bike?
    • Why should you wear bright clothing and reflectors when riding your bike?
    • When should you wear your bike helmet?
    • How can you stay focused and avoid dangers?
  • Read the 'Lesson Summary' with students and work through the quiz questions and answers with students to increase understanding.

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