Sun Awareness Week

Now that there is such a thing as Sun Awareness Week, I thought it might be useful to round up our Sun Safety activities for you. It's a good opportunity, before the sun comes out in force for the summer (we hope) to remind children of the need to protect their skin sufficiently - either by covering up, limiting exposure, or wearing suntan cream. And while you are about it, you might mention the need to stay hydrated too.

Our sun safety resources include a simple word search puzzle, a very popular set of dolls (complete with suitable clothing, hats, sunglasses, water and sun cream) and an activity sheet. We've also got two versions of a useful reminder poster, and a sun writing frame. Perhaps you could ask children to write down the ways that they would stay safe in the sun inside the frame, and colour it in.

Sun Safety Word Search
Sun Safety Word Search

Sun Safety Paper Dolls
Sun Safety Paper Dolls

Sun Safety Activity Sheet
Sun Safety Activity Sheet

Remember the Sun Cream Poster
Remember the Sun Cream Poster or
Remember the Sunscreen Poster

Sun Writing Frame
Sun Writing Frame

For younger children you might prefer to do a simple colouring activity, sun craft or lacing card. You can find a selection of ideas below, including one of my all time favourites - the sun handprint craft!

Sun Suncatcher
Sun Suncatcher

Sun Handprint Craft
Sun Handprint Craft

Sun Colouring Page 1
Sun Colouring Page 1

Sun Colouring Page 2
Sun Colouring Page 2

Sun Lacing Card
Sun Lacing Card

The British Association of Dermatologists, who are behind Sun Awareness Week, have a range of printable posters giving further information on their website, here. The "Save our Skin" poster is particularly useful, with its catchy "Slip on a shirt, seek out shade, slap on sunscreen" message.

Sun Awareness Week
Wednesday, 6th May 2015

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