In this personal flotation device activity, kids can test one out in a pool to see how it works! Life jackets and other personal flotation devices (PFDs) are meant to keep you afloat if you accidentally fall into the water.
However, PFDs only work when they're worn properly. If a boat capsizes, there won't be time to simply grab one and put it on in a hurry. There's no way of knowing what will happen in an accident! If you've never tried out a PFD before, do so before you go boating.