Activity sheets and posters

Discover the world of the RNLI and explore how to stay safe near the water with our free posters, activity sheets and line drawings to colour in.
An RNLI Education presentation at Moulsecombe Primary School, Brighton

Photo: RNLI

Our free activities will help you inspire your pupils to discover a world of lifeboats, volunteers, action and courage. Download what you need below.

  • RNLI timeline poster

    Ages: 3-11, 11-18

    Subject: History, Citizenship


    Description: A timeline poster showing the entire history and heritage of the RNLI and our lifesaving work at sea. 

    RNLI timeline poster 
  • RNLI Spot the dangers at sea poster

    Ages: 3-11, 11-18

    Subject: No specific subject; for general RNLI interest.


    Description: Learn about risks and water safety at sea with some fun A4 posters to print or project to your class.

    Spot the dangers (sea)
  • Spot the dangers - river
    Ages: 3-11, 11-18
    Subject: No specific subject; for general RNLI interest.

    Description: Learn about risks and water safety at sea with some fun A4 posters to print or project to your class.
    Spot the dangers (river)
  • Learn how to have fun and stay safe at the beach with our Spot the dangers teaching pack
    Ages: 3-11, 11-18
    Subject: No specific subject; for general RNLI interest.

    Description: Learn about risks and water safety at sea with some fun A4 posters to print or project to your class.
    Spot the dangers (beach)
  • RNLI Safe poster

    Ages: 3-11,11-18

    Subject: PHSE


    Description: A poster with the RNLI's four key SAFE messages to help young people stay SAFE and alert to the dangers of the water.

    RNLI SAFE poster

  • Beach signs

    Ages: 3-11, 11-18

    Subject: PHSE, Citizenship


    Description: Create your own beach safety sign with the cut-out symbols and meanings.

    Beach signs
  • RNLI Teddy template

    Ages: 4-7

    Subject: Art


    Description: An outline of a teddy bear to colour in and cut out.  Then choose an outfit for your bear and colour and cut that out too.  Your bear could wear RNLI crew clothing, or something historical.  It's up to you!

    RNLI teddy template

  • RNLI Atlantic 85 line drawing
    Ages: 7-11
    Subject: Art

    Description: This picture features an Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat with crew onboard.
    Atlantic 85 line drawing
  • RNLI Atlantic Rescue line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features a yacht in trouble, with an Atlantic 75 lifeboat and a helicopter all braving the rough seas to carry out the rescue.  

    Atlantic Rescue line drawing
  • RNLI D Class lifeboat line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features a D class lifeboat crashing into a wave, with crew onboard. 

    D Class line drawing
  • RNLI Hovercraft line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features a hovercraft with crew onboard. 

    Hovercraft line drawing
  • Lifeguard on beach line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features a lifeguard scanning the waters from the beach.

    Lifeguard on beach line drawing
  • RNLI lifeguard on watercraft line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features a lifeguard on a rescue watercraft. 

    Lifeguard on watercraft line drawing
  • RNLI Mersey Lifeboat line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features the Mersey class lifeboat with crew onboard.

    Mersey lifeboat line drawing
  • RNLI Severn lifeboat line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features a Severn class lifeboat charging through the water.

    Severn lifeboat line drawing
  • RNLI Tamar lifeboat line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features the Tamar class lifeboat. 

    Tamar lifeboat line drawing
  • RNLI Thames lifeboat line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features an E class lifeboat with Big Ben in the background.

    Thames lifeboat line drawing
  • RNLI Trent lifeboat line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features a Trent class lifeboat passing a village on the cliffs.

    Trent lifeboat line drawing
  • RNLI Tyne lifeboat line drawing

    Ages: 7-11

    Subject: Art


    Description: This picture features a Tyne class lifeboat with crew on board.

    Tyne lifeboat line drawing