5th Grade Summer Safety Lesson Plan

Topic: Summer fun and safety with music or acting

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify safety precautions to take during the summer, and will be able to demonstrate their understanding through song or acting.


  • Pen and paper for each student
  • Song sheets with summer safety lyrics (optional)


  • Ask the students if they have been on any summer vacations lately.
  • Ask the students to share their favorite summer activity.
  • Ask the students if they know any safety precautions to take during the summer.

Direct Instruction

  • Show the students pictures of summer hazards, such as heat stroke, dehydration, and bug bites.
  • Discuss the proper ways to prevent these hazards, such as drinking lots of water, wearing sunscreen, and using insect repellent.
  • Explain that there are also safety precautions to take when going on summer vacations, such as making sure to pack a first aid kit and notifying family members of the destination and estimated time of return.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in pairs to create a poster with pictures and explanations of the proper ways to prevent summer hazards.
  • Display the posters in a visible area for easy reference.

Independent Practice

  • Have students work in groups to create a skit or song about summer safety.
  • Encourage students to use their creativity and imagination to make the skit or song entertaining and informative.


  • Have each group present their skit or song to the class.
  • Ask the students to reflect on what they have learned about summer safety and discuss any new ideas or suggestions they have.


  • Observe the students during their group presentations and make note of their participation and understanding of the material.
  • Collect and review the written reflections completed by the students as a form of assessment.

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