The Birthday Cake Mistake – Know Your Address


This activity sheet and lesson plan accompany the work on the story of ‘The Birthday Cake Mistake’. This activity focuses on the part of the story when the children have to call for help and the important details to remember if you need to call 999. A great activity to teach key PSHE ‘keeping safe’ objectives in the context of the story.

Resource Details
Age Group
Curriculum Focus
Delivery Type
  • Everyone
Time Demands
  • 50 mins

How To Use

Prepare the children for this activity, either by asking them to find out their address from home before the lesson, or gather the children’s addresses from school data records ready for the lesson. This activity will illustrate to the children the need to know their address and why it is important to know how to call for emergency help.

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