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SUNWISE ACTIVITY 1 TLE
A SunWise Legend
Hot Potato With the Sun
A SunWise Beach Party
Buy SunWise
Speedy Sun Relay Race
Sunny Says
Watch Your Shadow
The Sun Shines Around the World

Supplemental
Wacky Paper Sunglasses
SunWise Word Search
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Speedy Sun  Relay Race
                   Directions
                   One student in your group will be the "model."
                   The model's job is to dress in sun-safe clothes
                   as fast as possible with the help of the team.
                   Across the field will be a pile of clothes. Each
                   team member, besides the model, will take turns
                   running to the pile, selecting one sun-safe item,
                   and running it back to the model. The first team
                   to have a completely SunWise model is the winner!

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Speedy  Sun Relay  Race
                   Estimated Time
                   30 minutes
                   Supplies
                   One set of the following Sun Wise and non-Sun Wise
                   clothes and items for each team:

                   Long-sleeved shirt (preferably with collar)
                   Long pants (optional)
                   Hats (wide-brimmed, cowboy)
                   Sunglasses
                   Empty bottles of sunscreen, some with SPFs of 15
                     and higher, some with lower SPFs.
                   Shoes (optional)
                   Various other articles of clothing that are not sun
                     safe, like tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, baseball caps,
                     visors, etc.
                   Note: Make sure that the clothes are large enough for
                   each student to put on and take off easily.
                   Learning Objective
                   This activity will challenge students to think quickly
                   about sun-safe behavior by selecting correct sun-safe
                   clothes when presented with several options. Assess
                   whether the students learned how these clothes will
                   help protect them from the sun's harmful UV rays by
                   asking them the following questions:
   What are three items that the model is wearing
   that you would pick to protect yourself? Explain
   why you chose these three items.
   How many of you dress like the model when you
   play outside? Why do you think dressing like this
   is safer for you?
   What will you remember to put on before you
   leave your house to protect yourself from UV rays?
   Explain why you would take these actions.
Directions
Organize the class into teams of five or more and
line them up at the start of the racecourse. Place
the pile of clothes at the other end of the racecourse.

Have each team select one student to be the Sun Wise
model. This student will stay at the starting point of
the race, donning sun-safe clothes. The other team
members should each take turns  running to the pile
of clothes, selecting one item, and bringing it back to
the model.
The first team to have a completely Sun Wise model is
the winner. The Sun Wise models should be wearing a
protective hat, long-sleeved shirt, and sunglasses, and
be carrying a bottle of sunscreen with SPF of 15 or
higher. Incorrectly dressed models must decide what
they are missing, and the other team members must
continue bringing back items until the model is sun-safe.
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Sunny  Says

Estimated Time
20 minutes

Learning Objective
This activity will teach children to distinguish
between the helpful and harmful effects of the sun.
Assess the students by asking them to tell you the
effects of overexposure to the sun and not wearing
sunscreen and proper clothing. They should also list
some positive effects of the sun.
Discussion Point
Discuss with the class the importance of protecting
themselves from the sun. Too much sun can hurt the
skin and eyes. On the other hand, the sun is
beneficial because it gives us vitamins and helps
things grow, such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, and
trees (which provide protective shade).

 Physical Education Variation:
 Have children line up side-by-side or in small groups/
 teams of two to three students. Children take three big
 jumps (giant steps, or other appropriate movement)
 forward after every correct response. Those who respond
 incorrectly remain still but advance the next time they
 respond correctly. The goal is to reach the other side of
 the field as either an individual or team. The first
 individual or team at the finish can share with others
 what they know to be correct "Sunny Says" actions and
Directions
The format follows "Simon Says."

For example:

Sunny Says grow like a tree.

Sunny Says put your hat on.

Take your hat off.

Sunny Says protect your nose.

Sunny Says sprout like a flower.

Sunny Says put your shades on.

Take your shades off.

Sunny Says look at your watch.

Sunny Says find your shadow.

Sunny Says put sunscreen on your nose.

Sunny Says put sunscreen on your arms.

Sunny Says read the SPF number on the sunscreen
container.
                                                                        Students responding to a non-"Sunny Says" command
                                                                        will be eliminated from play. Continue the game until
                                                                        there is a winner.
                 X  why it is important to know and practice this behavior.
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