A bicycle is actually a non-motorized vehicle and just like driving a motorized vehicle, there are responsibilities that go along with it to ensure personal safety as well as the safety of others.

Did you know that in the event of a crash, wearing a bicycle helmet reduces the risk of brain injury and head injury by as much as 85 to 88 percent? Unfortunately, estimates on helmet usage suggest that only 25 percent of children age 5 to 14 wear a helmet when riding a bike; for teen riders, the percentage using a bicycle helmet is close to zero!

One of the first steps in teaching children about bicycle safety is to be a role model – “practice what we preach.” You can also use the following activity sheets to start a bike safety conversation with your children.

Activities for Children Ages 4-7

Activity 1: Safety Basics

Activity 2: Decorate the Helmet

Activity 3: Complete the Safety Lesson

Activity 4: Connect the Dots

Activity 5: Arrange the Safety Steps

Activity 6: Color the Signs

Activity 7: Colors of Safety

Activity 8: Cross with Care

Activity 9: Word Find

Activity 10: Memory Game

Answer Key

Activities for Children Ages 8-11

Activity 1: Safety Basics

Activity 2: Closest Route

Activity 3: Word Find

Activity 4: Draw a Safety Scene

Activity 5: Find the Safety Message

Activity 6: Crossword Puzzle

Activity 7: Word Scramble

Activity 8: Draw a Map

Answer Key