Who doesn't love Timon and Pumba? This eight minute video provides entertainment and education at the same time highlighting the importance of safety around water, all with a little Disney toilet humor thrown in.
Twinkl offers posters and worksheets for a range of abilities. This beach safety discussion activity can be completed in pairs and asks students to determine what is safe vs. unsafe. You can also use the search feature to find other appropriate activities. I love that you can find whole resource packages- no need to spend time compiling your own.
Here you will find lesson plans and activities on all things ocean that can be taught as part of science lessons. The information on rip currents is particularly vital to keeping kids safe in the water.
Many of these guidelines are obvious to us as adults but need to be instilled in young people. Go through the rules and guidelines with them, discussing examples. Students can then choose a rule to create their own water safety poster or pamphlet.