You will need:
- a small to
medium-sized play space (depending
on size of group)
- a list of
possible ‘problems’ to be dealt with
What to do:
- talk to children
about the emergency number 911
- discuss what
an emergency is
- invite discussion
of incidences the children may have been involved in or know of
- share ideas of
when to use the number 911
- then tell children
thhey are going to play a game to see if they know when to call 911
- tell them to
think carefully before answering as you will try to trick them from
time to time
- ie. tell children,
"You see a neighbor’s house on fire, what should you do?"
Resonse: "CALL 911"
- "You are
all alone and your mother has fallen down the stairs and is just lying
there, what should you do?" Response: "CALL 911"
- "Your pet
cat is stuck in a tree, what should you do?" Response: "Get
mommy or daddy or other big person to help" "Why shouldn’t
you call 911?" Response: "Because it’s not an emergency!"
- teach children,
payphones don't need money to call 911 or to dial an operator at '0'.