Spot the Dangers

Work together to identify and describe dangers near the water
RNLI Spot The Dangers activity slides
  • 30 minutes
  • Required: printer
  • Optional: display equipment
  • Optional: white board pens
  • Stop and think

Choosing an illustrated waterside worksheet from an environment most relevant to the children, give them 10–15 minutes in pairs to identify the hazards and explain how they think they could be made safer.

Tell me more

Many safety messages can be covered using this worksheet as a starting point. Each hazard links back to one of the four key RNLI water safety messages: 

  1. Stop and think
  2. Stay together
  3. Float
  4. Call 999 or 112.

Curriculum links: 

  • England KS2 PSHE Health & Wellbeing
  • Northern Ireland KS1&2, PD&MU, Personal Understanding and Health
  • Republic of Ireland SPHE, Myself
  • Scotland First & Second Level, PSE / HWB
  • Wales KS2, PSE, Health and emotional well-being

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