Red Hand, Walking Man Game

Learn the appropriate times to cross the street while playing “Red Hand, Walking Man” (similar to “Red Light, Green Light”). Print out the flashcards provided or create your own flashcards (color, paint, etc.)

To play the game, one person holds up a flashcard of the “Walking Man” while others walk toward you. Next, hold up the “Red Hand” flash cards to indicate that the others must stop.

Take It Outside!You can easily take this game outside and add some fun~ one person can hold up the flashcards to direct others to walk or stop. The person with the flashcards can direct the others on different ways to walk for each “round” of the game- walk like a duck, walk like an animal, slow walk, fast walk, walk sideways, etc. Get creative! But, be sure to pay attention to the red hand/walking hand flashcards!



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"Take it Outside" activities are only suggestions. Parents and guardians should determine if children/families can maintain sufficient social distancing before allowing children to go outside. Children should obtain permission from a parent or guardian before drawing on driveways, patios, or sidewalks.

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Grant Assistance

Funding for federal Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant projects is administered by the NJ Department of Transportation Office of Local Aid.
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Infrastructure projects include the planning, design, and construction or installation of sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, traffic-calming, and bicycle facilities. County and municipal governments, school districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply to the program.

The federal-aid provides federal-aid highway funds to State Departments of Transportation. The main objectives of the program are:

  • to enable and encourage children in grades K-8, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school;
  • to make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age; and,
  • to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.