Tuesday 24 April 2012


Montessori Activity: Recognizing Traffic Sign for Pedestrian/交通信号灯

Age: From 3 years old


1. To teach traffic safety and the ability to read traffic signs.
2. To teach obedience at a young age.


1. Homemade traffic signs - red mand and green man
2. 1 Duplo Lego man
3. 1 string or ribbon for demarcation
4. 1 street rug or carpet (optional)

How to Make?

1. Cut 2 circles made of black construction paper of approx. 14cm in diameter each.
2. Draw a green man and paste it in the middle of the circle.
3. Draw a red man and paste it in the middle of the other circle.
4. Laminate them and stick a ice-cream stick behind each sign with scotchtape.


1. Explain to your child the concept of red man and green man.

2. Hold up the red man and ask your child whether the person should stop or cross the road.

3. Change the traffic sign and ask your child to manipulate the lego man according to the traffic light.


Don't feel disappointed, if you don't have a child carpet street rug. You can still implement this game easily. Just use the string to demarcate the line on a plain floor as shown in the picture below:

Additional Information:

I adapted this idea from a Chinese Montessori book I bought in Singapore from the Popular Bookshop (www.popular.com.sg).

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