Lesson Plan: Traffic for Early Childhood Education According to BNCC

Written by Mariana Santos

ArqBahia team of authors.


Time estimate: 10 – 15 minutes

Main objectives:

  • Provide a clear and comprehensive understanding of the concepts of traffic and road safety, promoting responsible attitudes from childhood. (Skill 1)
  • Develop awareness of the importance of respecting traffic rules and taking care of personal and collective safety on public roads. (Skills 2, 3)
  • Encourage empathy and care for other road users, valuing cooperation and kindness in traffic. (Skill 5)

Secondary objectives:

  • Promote the development of children's motor coordination and spatial perception through playful activities related to traffic. (Skill 4)
  • Promote communication and expression of experiences lived in traffic, encouraging the exchange of ideas and active listening among students. (Skill 6)
  • Stimulate creativity in the construction of small projects related to traffic safety, such as signage for a mini-city. (Skill 7)



Time estimate: 15 – 20 minutes

To start the class, the teacher can show students pictures of different traffic elements, such as traffic lights, road signs, pedestrian crossings and vehicles. Then you can ask the children what they know about these items and how we should behave towards them.

The teacher can then tell a story or sing a song related to traffic safety, in a fun and engaging way for the children. This helps capture students' attention and introduce the topic in an accessible way.

To finish the introduction, the teacher can propose a simple game, such as simulating crossing a street with the children, highlighting the importance of looking to the sides, respecting the pedestrian crossing and waiting for the traffic light.


Time estimate: 50 – 60 minutes

Review of previous knowledge

Time estimate: 10 – 15 minutes

To review prior knowledge, the teacher can ask children what they learned about traffic in the previous class, reminding them of basic concepts and encouraging the participation of all students.

Presentation of the theory

Time estimate: 15 – 20 minutes

During this stage, the teacher can clearly and simply explain the most important traffic rules to children, such as the meaning of traffic light colors, the function of road signs and the importance of respecting pedestrians' preference.

Furthermore, the teacher can use visual resources, such as educational videos or illustrative posters, to help understand concepts and stimulate children's attention.

Practical activities

Time estimate: 20 – 25 minutes

Activity 1: Simulation of a traffic light-controlled intersection
In this activity, children will be divided into small groups and each group will be responsible for simulating crossing a street, respecting the traffic lights and traffic safety rules.

Activity 2: Construction of a mini-city
Students will be invited to create a mini-city using materials such as cardboard, marbles and toy cars. They must sign the streets, place traffic lights and traffic signs, promoting the practical association of the concepts learned.

These playful activities allow children to experience traffic rules in practice in a creative and educational way.


Time estimate: 15 – 20 minutes

Learning Check

Time estimate: 5 – 10 minutes

To check learning, the teacher can ask children questions about the activities carried out, such as: “Why is it important to wait for the green light before crossing the street?” or “What is the function of traffic signs?”.

Student feedback

Time estimate: 5 – 10 minutes

Students will be invited to share their experiences during practical activities and express what they enjoyed most about learning about traffic. This exchange of feedback allows the teacher to assess student engagement and understanding.


Time estimate: 5 minutes

As a homework assignment, the teacher can suggest that children draw a traffic scene that they observed in their daily lives, highlighting the safety rules that were followed. This activity encourages observation and fixation of the concepts covered in the classroom.


Time estimate: 10 – 15 minutes

To conclude the class, the teacher can recall the main traffic and road safety concepts covered, highlighting the importance of respecting the rules to ensure everyone's safety.

The teacher can also encourage children to share what they have learned with their family and friends, promoting the dissemination of safe traffic practices since childhood.

Finally, the teacher can highlight that everyone has an important role in building safer and gentler traffic, encouraging everyone's cooperation and responsibility in caring for each other and the environment in which we live.

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