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Preschool Curriculum

In this curriculum, children meet the Ray and the Sunbeatables™ superheroes, who travel around the world using their superpowers of sun protection. Children are encouraged to participate in curriculum activities to help Ray and his friends stay sun safe every day and everywhere they go.

The preschool curriculum includes 5 units with 4 activities each. Activities are designed to be flexible and easy to incorporate into daily classroom routines. Preview an activity to learn more.

All activities are accessible for free online. Hard copy toolkits are available for purchase here.

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Training

Includes online training webinar and resources on sun safety importance, curriculum activities and teacher tips for program implementation.

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Unit 1 Preparation Table

Use this table to preview Unit 1 activities at-a-glance, subject areas covered, materials needed for each activity and tips to engage with parents.

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Activity 1.1: Sunbeatables™ Puppet Show

Children meet Ray and the Sunbeatables in a puppet show.

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Activity 1.2: "Are You Sun Safe?" Song

Children sing a sun safety song.

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Activity 1.3: Show And Tell With Ray

Children bring sun safety items to school and present them to the class.

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Activity 1.4: Color Fading Science Experiment

Children learn about the damaging effects of the sun.

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Unit 2 Preparation Table

Use this table to preview Unit 2 activities at-a-glance, subject areas covered, materials needed for each activity and tips to engage with parents.

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Activity 2.1: Serena's Sunscreen Experiments

Children discover the importance of sunscreen reapplication.

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Activity 2.2: Serena Says

Children practice sun safety identification skills.

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Activity 2.3: "I Spy" A Sun Safety Superpower

Children identify sun safety objects in the classroom.

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Activity 2.4: "Sun Safety Dance" Song

Children sing a sun safety song.

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Unit 3 Preparation Table

Use this table to preview Unit 3 activities at-a-glance, subject areas covered, materials needed for each activity and tips to engage with parents.

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Activity 3.1: Are Our Shadows Long?

Children compare shadow lengths at different times of the day.

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Activity 3.2: Make Shade Trees With Ray

Children learn the importance of finding shade outside and make their own shade trees.

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Activity 3.3: "Where is Shade?" Game

Children engage in physical activity while searching for shaded areas outside.

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Activity 3.4: "When The Sun Is High!" Song

Children sing a sun safety song.

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Unit 4 Preparation Table

Use this table to preview Unit 4 activities at-a-glance, subject areas covered, materials needed for each activity and tips to engage with parents.

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Activity 4.1: Clothing Flashlight Test

Children identify sun safe clothing. 

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Activity 4.2: Make a Sun Safe Hat

Children make and decorate their own sun safe hats.

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Activity 4.3: Draw a Sun Safety Superhero

Children draw life-size images of themselves being sun safe.

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Activity 4.4: "We Can Always Be Sun Safe" Song

Children sing a sun safety song.

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Unit 5 Preparation Table

Use this table to preview Unit 5 activities at-a-glance, subject areas covered, materials needed for each activity and tips to engage with parents.

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Activity 5.1: Sun Safety Sorting

Children identify items as sun safe or not sun safe.

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Activity 5.2: Going to the Beach: Show and Tell

Children bring beach-themed sun safety items to school and present them to the class.

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Activity 5.3: Sun Safety Parade

Children model sun safety behaviors in a parade.

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Activity 5.4: Be Sun Safe Everywhere!

Children review all of the sun safety behaviors, receive a Sunbeatables Graduation Certificate and create Travel Books.

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Curriculum Supplemental Materials

Access sun safety songs, school posters, lesson templates, character puppet cut-outs and other items to use with the curriculum lessons.

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Parent Materials

Provides resources and tips on how to engage with parents through every aspect of the program.

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Acknowledgements

Includes individuals and organizations who provided valuable contributions to the Sunbeatables Program.

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