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MoDOT launches online kids activity page

Parents, are you looking for new lessons to keep the little ones busy?

The Missouri Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Work Zone Awareness Week, has launched a web page that features printable mazes, word games, a comic book and coloring pages designed to share safety messages for future drivers.

Located at  www.modot.org/kids, the coloring sheets and multiple activity booklets are designed for children 4 years old and up.

Sample activity page [Source: MoDOT]

The comic book, The Adventures of The Safety Friends, can be enjoyed by older kids of any age.  It can be read online on computers with up-to-date browsers or opened as a PDF.

Items on the page include:

  • A printable Work Zone Awareness Week poster.
  • A printable poster featuring “Barrel Bob,” MoDOT’s work zone safety spokes character.
  • A double-sided “Activity Sheet” with road sign identification puzzle, word search, trivia questions and connect-the-dot challenge.
  • Four different activity booklets for children just learning to read and those who won’t need any help finishing these quizzes and puzzles on their own.

Work Zone Awareness Week runs April 20-24 and is designed to promote work zone safety during the start of construction and maintenance season. The week focuses on the urgency of seat belt use and putting cellphones down while driving.

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