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Stay Out of the Sun Day

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Today is Stay Out of the Sun Day. While being in the sun may be something many of us enjoy, we have to understand the dangers of being in the sun unprotected! Learning this from an early age can really help keep us safe throughout our lives.


Visit this link to get some quick facts about this day and why it's important. There are additional tidbits included that just may help keep your day "bright":

https://www.dermatologistoncall.com/blog/how-to-remain-sunny-on-stay-out-of-the-sun-day/


Sun safety tips for families from the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/sun-safety-tips-families.htm



How can you protect your kids from the sun, also from the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/children.htm


Kids Health also has some information about how to keep your kids safe from the sun:

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/sun-safety.html


Healthy Children tips for sun safety:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Sun-Safety-and-Protection-Tips.aspx


Here is a very short YouTube clip from the Mayo Clinic about being safe in the sun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FleitkBE6M


Here is a longer YouTube video from the Canadian Dermatology Association that discusses the Sun, and staying safe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc2wE5dVx3Y



Here is a coloring sheet, also from the Canadian Dermatology Association which features the kid from the video:

https://coloringhome.com/coloring-page/33078?album=sun-safety-coloring-pages


Here is a Get Well Soon video in which Dr. Ranj discusses Sunburns and skin safety in the sun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z91jXTDT24I


Visit this link for a compiled list from La Jolla Mom about how to teach kids sun safety:

https://lajollamom.com/uv-sun-safety-kids/


Here is a page from the MD Anderson Cancer Center which also discusses how to teach sun safety to kids:

https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/how-to-teach-kids-sun-safety-habits.h26Z1591413.html


Here is a Sun Safety Activity Guide PDF:

https://www.ndcancercoalition.org/image/cache/Tab8_Sun_Safety_Activity_Guide_28.pdf



Sun Safety Worksheets:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Sun-Safety-Worksheets-PreK-2587170


Summer Safety Word Search just for fun:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summer-Safety-Day-FREEBIE-3153213


Color/circle what you're taking to the beach coloring and activity sheet:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sun-safety-colouring-in-4297025


Check out this awesome resource from the South Carolina Department of Health. There are 52 different sun safe activities in this PDF:

https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/CR-009529.pdf


I hope that you learn so much about keeping yourself safe in the sun, and be sure to keep up with all of the sun safe practices you learn! Wear your sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and keep covered in the sun. :) If you do any sun safe learning or fun, make sure you use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura when you post about it so I'm sure to see it!



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