Here is an at home activity to bring out the artists in our
In the U.S., The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA) is accepting entries for their annual calendar, inviting children
in kindergarten through sixth grade (ages 5-12) to use their creativity
and talent to help raise awareness of how to stay safe on the roads.
Winners will see their art on thousands of calendars in 2021
and there are some other prizes as well.
Complete rules and other information and deadlines (June 26,
Some Inside Tips . . .
The art must show a truck and/or a bus.
Make sure all drivers and passengers in all vehicles are shown
wearing seat belts.
There are no limitations on the number of overall vehicles
in the artwork, including cars.
But the scene depicted should be similar to a real-life road
Hint: Make sure you put a lot of room between the big truck/big
bus and the car or bicycle, so they are not too close.
Smiling Faces Going Places
In creating artwork, children should use one of the following:
Draw a truck driver or bus driver smiling at a person who
is in a car traveling safely or on a bicycle riding safely on the road.
Hint: Make sure the person in the car or bike rider sees the truck or
bus driver too!
Picture Safety First
Draw a truck or bus making a turn in a busy street. Hint:
Make sure the other cars and people are giving the large truck or bus
a lot of room and are not too close.
Good luck getting into the picture!