Water Safety: Grades 3-5
Two lessons remind scholars of the importance of water safety. In the first lesson, pupils create posters highlighting three safety rules for a pool, beach, pond, or lake. The second lesson challenges partners to roleplay water safety...
Water Safety: Grades 6-8
Taking care of younger children is often the first job for many middle schoolers. Learning how to keep themselves and their young charges safe, especially around water, is essential. Two activities teach teens, and tweens water safety...
Water Safety: Grades 9-12
Make a big splash with a lesson about water safety. After reading three articles related to water safety, high schoolers first choose one water safety rule to research and write a report summarizing their findings. They then use an...
National Wildlife Federation
How Do You Feel About Water?
Less than one percent of the water on Earth is usable in people's homes. As pupils consider this fact, they reflect on their own water usage before designing a survey to collect information on water usage by others. They then analyze...
How do you prevent the spread of water-borne illness in large public swimming areas? Scholars discover the challenges to identifying safe water through an inquiry experiment. They then produce posters sharing their understanding of water...
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Participate in three activities that look at the earth's limited water supply and the changes water goes through as it enters each phase of the water cycle. The resource is complete with three activities that demonstrate the changing...
US Lifeguard Association
Beach and Water Safety
Nothing is more relaxing than a nice, sunny day at the beach. Make sure your visit to the beach remains relaxing with a list of summer safety tips for the beach, including using sunscreen with a high SPF, handling jellyfish and stingray...
Safe Kids Worldwide
Home Safety Tips
Stay safe all year long with a list of safety tips for the home. With pointers about preventing burns, water safety, keeping medication away from children, and poison prevention, among others, the resource is valuable for anyone invested...
Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim
Make a splash with an interactive storybook that emphasizes water safety. Directed at preschoolers and primaries, the ducky tale and games reinforce the rules of wearing a life vest whenever near water, making sure to have a supervising...
Keeping Safe in School
Discuss personal safety at school, near the water, or when there is a fire. This resource provides several scenarios intended to encourage class discussion related to staying safe and making good choices.
Boat Safety and Water Sports, Lesson 2: Personal Flotation Devices
Lesson 2 is part of a twenty-two lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this lesson is on personal flotation devices. There are reasons why the law requires PFDs. Click on the resource link at the bottom of the page to...
Safety And Water Safety
Students investigate the concept of safety in and out of the water. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Students focus upon the role of police officers in the keeping of safety and then discuss the different types of...
Water Safety: Grades K-2
Students identify bathtub and pool safety rules. In this water safety instructional activity, students create a bathtub safety book and water bottle label that contain pool and water safety rules.
Students examine water safety for the beach. They discuss the three safety rules, demonstrate various ways to rescue a person, participate in the stingray shuffle dance, and complete a crossword puzzle quiz.
Water Safety Spelling Worksheets
In this water safety instructional activity, students read paragraphs about water safety and write spelling words taken from each paragraph. Students write 5 words 4 times each.
Water Safety Spelling Worksheets
In this water safety worksheet, students read paragraphs about water safety and write spelling words taken from each paragraph. Students write 5 words 4 times each.
Students demonstrate swimming in a pool and review water safety rules. For this swimming lesson, students apply water safety rules in a game of tag. This lesson has variations to challenge more competent swimmers.
Water Safety Checklist
Students discuss water hazards and how to stay safe. In this safety lesson plan, students read handouts and complete a water safety checklist to help themselves and their families.
Life and Death Situations in Swimming
Students practice what to do in the case of water emergencies. They experiment with using a pair of jeans to create a flotation device and learn to use a life preserver to pull others to safety.
Swimming Survivor Challenge II
Students practice safe use of a spinal board for a potential spinal injury in the water. They use head-chin support and head-splint techniques for in-line stabilization with a partner.