Activities

Getting ready to do group activities

You do not need special training to do the group activities. We urge you to follow the instructions for the activities and to have fun! The activities will give people a chance to learn and remember content because they did something as part of a group.

All activities are designed to be presented away from the water’s edge on land or in a building. Note: If you choose to incorporate any of these activities into near-water or on-the-water programs already present in your community then you must take the responsibility for proper supervision and all participants must be wearing a lifejacket.

Trying on a lifejacket for sizeWatch out! Making the edge of open water saferCold water, cold hands, and a lifejacketLearning to talk, throw and reach
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Purpose: To identify the correct size of lifejacket for an individual that will be comfortable to wear but also perform well in the water for safety. The activity is designed to raise awareness of different styles, sizes and colours as well as the correct way to adjust a lifejacket for a good fit.Purpose: The community will identify and discuss local existing water hazards and possible solutions for improving safety. This will help raise awareness and encourage community responsibility and action for the creation of barriers, warnings, precautions and changes in behavior.Purpose and Outcomes: Participants will be able to identify some of the physical effects of cold water such as the difficulty in putting on lifejacket, or grabbing a rescue rope or hanging on to a boat.Purpose: The purpose of this activity is for older children and youth to learn how to help someone
to safety without putting themselves in danger as well. It also helps reinforce the need to wear a lifejacket and to respect safety rules when playing near or on the water.