Our family sure has been spending a ton of time outdoors this summer. There isn’t much to do inside with many places closed, and day camps and events cancelled. We have been enjoying as many minutes outside as we can, soaking up the Vitamin D. Living in Florida, we are exposed to some hot sunshine. It’s important to teach our children how to stay safe and healthy in the sun. Check out these free resources for sun safety to help teach your kids to stay safe outdoors this summer.
There are some amazing benefits to being outside. We get to breathe fresh air, and our body absorbs the ultra violet light, which in turn makes our body produce Vitamin D. Our skin can produce the most vitamin D when we are exposed to the hot sun in the heat of the day.
That is also the time of day where we can get sun burned, so sun safety is important. Teaching our kids how to care for their skin and protect their eyes and skin from too much sun exposure is a great habit to instill in them while they are young.
FREE Resources and Printables For Sun Safety:
Printables and Activities:
Twinkl has some great free summer sun safety worksheets and printables.
Resources and Articles for Teaching Sun Safety:
Ray and the Sunbeatables is a free Sun Safety Program for Preschool, kindergarten and first grade.
Natural Resources for Sunburns and Sun Safety:
Sun Safety Websites:
United States Environmental Protection Agency has lots of information on sun safety. There are sun safety tips, resources for the health effects of UV radiation, as well as a breakdown of the UV Index. There is even an app you can download to see what the UV numbers are for each day. This is great to plan when you know you will be out in the sun for long amounts of time that day.
If you are teaching your kids about sun safety, it’s only natural to teach them about being safe around the water too. As most all water activities are done outside on a sunny day!
These FREE Resources About Water Safety will help.