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Sports Safety Role Play

Subject: Language Arts, Theater
Grade: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Brief Description

Students role-play sports situations and determine the actions needed to stay safe from injuries.



  • define the term sports safety,
  • develop short skits about situations involving sports safety,
  • work together in cooperative groups.


sports, safety, role play, skit

Materials Needed

  • 3-inch by 5-inch index cards
  • pen or marker

Lesson Plan

  • Before the lesson, prepare the index cards. Write things students can do to stay safe while playing sports, such as wearing a helmet while riding a bike, following the rules in a game, etc.
  • Discuss the meaning of the term sports safety. Ask students to give some examples of situations in which sports safety is important.
  • Organize students into small groups. Give each group an index card with a situation written on it.
  • Tell students that members of each group will work together to dramatize the scene on the card.
  • Give students a few minutes to brainstorm ideas for the scene. Have each group act out the situation.
  • Let the class discuss the scenes and outcomes. Write students' responses on the board or on a chart.
  • Have each group present each situation, stopping the action just before the end. Let the class predict possible endings and outcomes for each scene.
  • For younger students, have class members work together to develop and dramatize one situation.


Evaluate students' participation and abilities to work together in small groups.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:

Fine Arts: