Bike Riders' Rules

Bike Riders' Rules lesson plan

What are the rules for safe bike riding? Embed a safety message in this colorful helmet poster!

  • 1.

    Review the rules for safe bike riding with the class. For example: it's important to wear a helmet, look all ways before changing directions, use lights and reflectors at night. Why are these rules so important to follow? Have students make a catchy poster to remind friends about safe bike riding.

  • 2.

    On a large piece of paper, use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to sketch a side view of a bike rider's head wearing a bike helmet.

  • 3.

    Color in the face and add facial features with Crayola Multicultural Markers.

  • 4.

    Inside the helmet, outline in block letters a bike safety message such as WEAR A HELMET or SIGNAL YOUR TURNS. Fill the message with one color of Crayola Washable Markers.

  • 5.

    Fill in the rest of the helmet with all kinds of shapes and colors.

  • 6.

    Frame the poster on a larger sheet of colored paper if you like.


  • LA: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • LA: Report on a topic in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • SS: Give examples of how government does or does not provide for the needs and wants of people, establish order and security, and manage conflict.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.
  • VA: Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.


  • Invite a member of the local police department to speak with the class about bicycle safety. Prior to the visit, have students compose questions for the visitor. Students post to a class blog about their learning from the visit.
  • In small groups, students compose lists of safety rules for bicycle riding. Using the lists, student groups will write an original commercial promoting bicycle safety. Each group will video their commercials and upload the videos to a class file for viewing.