USPS - Youth Activities
Coloring Books







Custom Coloring Book

Here's a coloring book that has been around for a few years, but is still pretty good. Download and customize this coloring book for your squadron.

MetLife Coloring Bookimage of Met Life coloring book (front) image of Met Life coloring book (rear view)
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MetLife has continued to offer a Coloring and Activity Book on Boating Safety for children at no charge to our members. It is packed full of puzzles, word searches, dot to dot and coloring activities for young children as portrayed by the Schulz Peanuts(c) characters. The coloring book was created in conjunction with the USPS Education Department's "Boating Safety for Kids" instructional program. Squadrons may secure copies by contacting Headquarters (item #1130-001) and paying for the shipping and handling.

Suggestions for Use:

  • The Coloring Book is an excellent boat show giveaway item where the intent is to target kids of non-members to help create awareness in their parents and/or grandparents of USPS.
  • The book can also be distributed at
    Boating/Boat Smart Classes where students bring their children.

Waypoints: (pdf format) (courtesy of USCG)
image of waypoints workbookThis book contains the fundamentals of safe boating. Each page has a picture related to the key messages or "waypoints" shown on that page.

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Boating Fun: (pdf format) (courtesy of USCG)
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This story and activity book introduces basic precautions for safety in and around water and boats. We hope that you will share
it with your child and talk about the safety messages in it. Of all the messages in the book, the six most important are:
1. A child should: know how to swim; swim with a buddy; and always swim under adult supervision.
2. A child should always wear a PFD (personal flotation device, also called a life jacket) when on a boat.
3. The equipment and people taken in a boat should be placed so that the boat is balanced.
4. People should always stay seated in a boat when it is being operated.
5. There should always be a lookout to find dangers in the water.
6. If the boat capsizes, people should always stay with the boat and climb onto it if they can.