IGG Interest Badge Guide Child Care Option 07

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Explain how to keep a home safe for young children (Dangerous Articles Activity)


A collection of objects that is likely to cause accidents-
Button – likely to be swallowed
Saucepan – likely to be pulled down on top of a child
Tablets- could be swallowed if thought to be sweets
Sharp scissors – could trip while carrying it.
Childs toy – small parts might come off.
Mat – might trip
Adaptor- could stick pencil into electric sockets
Plastic bag- could put over head


1. Each Patrol prepares a list of accidents that might happen related to these objects an how to prevent them.
2. They then pass on their list to another Patrol who pick an item and demonstrates the possible accidents and methods of prevention of such accidents.


  • Child Care
  • dangerous objects
  • IGG
  • interest badge
  • safe home

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