Summer is right around the corner! And with it comes lots of fun in the sun. But kids also need to understand sun safety.
Looking for an engaging and playful way to teach sun safety to your students? Joe Scruggs has you covered with this lesson plan based on his popular children’s song ‘Star Sun’ from the album Bahamas Pajamas!
This step-by-step lesson plan uses SAFE components (stimulus, activity, follow-up, and evaluation) and is appropriate for preK-5th grade learners. It offers opportunities for differentiation based on age, learning styles, and differences and teaching environment.
All you need is a streaming device to play music and some classroom art tools, such as crayons and scissors. Everything else is included in the lesson plan!
The Importance of Sun Safety
Many children enjoy spending time outdoors! Whether they are at the beach, pool or lake or playing at a park or recess, kids need to learn that direct sunlight can be dangerous without taking precautions.
This engaging, music-rich lesson is focused around making sun safety fun! Joe Scruggs’ song ‘Star Sun’ teaches children that the sun is a star, which is hot and can burn our skin – especially in certain locations. Through this scripted lesson, students will learn the S’s of sun safety to stay protected from ‘Star Sun:’ sunscreen, sun shirts, sunglasses, sun hats, and shade.
Music, hands-on worksheets, and an engaging outdoor activity come together in this lesson to make sure students of all ages know how to practice sun safety.
What You’ll Find in the ‘Star Sun’ Lesson Plan
Included in this lesson is:
- Step by step instructions for implementing the lesson for pre-k through 5th grade students
- Opportunities for differentiation
- Teacher Scripts
- Guided Discussions (with Sun Safety Discussion Starter Cards for Older Students)
- A hands-on learning activity
- Musical Learning Games
- An Exit Ticket Assessment
- Three PDF Worksheets: ‘Sun Safety Sort,’ ‘Where Should I Put Sunscreen?’ and “Fill in the Missing ‘S’ Words’ Worksheet
Start your students’ summer out safely with Joe Scruggs and ‘Star Sun!’