Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger.- Center of Disease Control
8 ways to teach water safety to kids:
Lakes, Rivers and Oceans
These water areas have their own set of rules.
8. Set up sensory bins to explore the different dangers that Lakes, Rivers and Oceans have. For example, in Lakes it is hard to see the bottom and they have rocks, fish, and plants unlike a pool. Oceans have tides and currents and fish like jelly fish that sting. Not to scare them but teach them differences between bodies of water and the swimming pool.
For great color pages for teaching water safety check out Elementary Safety.com!
How do you teach water safety? I would love for you to comment below to share your ideas!
The month of June was especially busy for us. Needless to say preschool was on the back burner and when we finally did preschool the kiddos were overly excited. Like all activities done in a hour excited....(what was I thinking, why didn't I spread it out all day long). But I am happy that we can pick up school again with this 4th of July theme for studying letter F.
Simple construction Paper Flags
Keeping it simple was key. I picked activities that would help us with using glue and better understanding patterns with the streamers. This one was harder for little sister but big brother helped her which is EXACTLY what this momma was hoping for!
Red, White and Blue construction paper
Red ,White and Blue Ribbons or streamers
Firework Glitter Pages
They liked this one the most! But glitter is ALWAYS messy, so do this activity outside. Again I wanted to work on glue skills and fine motor skills.
Flag Fruit Pizza
Couldn't do an activity that didn't involve some sort of treat. This was another great pattern activity as well as counting. Strawberries and blueberries are our favorites, which made this easy decision when it came to this letter F themed treat. (see our post about summer treats for the recipe)
Hello, I'm Lindsey
A wife to hubby pursing higher education, a mother to two energetic kids, obsessed with all things farmhouse vintage and believer that food always taste better when it is shared.