Working with students and home heath clients of ALL ages has made me realize how often we assume our students and clients already know about keeping themselves safe! The truth is, they don’t, and as valuable members of their team, we have a seat at the table to help teach these students how to verbalize when they need assistance, how to advocate for themselves, and how to keep themselves safe.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with my own kids, but I will be the first to admit that it can also be a dangerous holiday. It’s important that we are working with our older students and young adults on cause/effect of different hypothetical problems that can arise on Halloween, verbalizing solutions, expressing when they need help, and taking steps to ensure their own safety.
I spend a good portion of October talking with my students, home health clients, and my own kiddos talking about Halloween safety tips. You can snag my Halloween Safety Tips for Teens from my FREEBIE LIBRARY by clicking HERE or on the image below.
Here are some of my other favorite resources I use to address Halloween Safety with Older Students and Young Adults.
Halloween Safety Boom Cards™
This resource consists of 25 digital task cards. Students are presented with hypothetical situations and a corresponding real-life image, and asked to identify whether the situation is safe or not safe. Students are then asked to use an open response text box to describe why or why not the situation is safe or not safe. You can purchase this by clicking HERE or on the image below.
Halloween Safety Task Cards
If you prefer print & go resources, these Halloween Safety task cards are here for you! With 20 color cards and 20 black & white cards, corresponding visual stimuli, and an answer key, this resource has it all! Each task card contains hypothetical situations, all related to Halloween. Students are asked to identify if each situation is safe. You can purchase this by clicking HERE or on the image below.
Halloween Problem Solving Boom Cards™
If you need more resources to use with your older students and young adults, check out my leveled Halloween Problem Solving Boom Cards™, filled with a multiple choice option and an open response option to problem solve a variety of Halloween hypothetical problems. It contains 40 digital task cards and real-life images, all related to a Halloween theme. You can purchase this by clicking HERE or on the image below.
What else would you add to this list of resources to work on Halloween safety? Let me know in the comments below.