Sun Safety Educational Materials
Waxhead works with community groups throughout the US to teach kids how to be safe in the sun. These Sun Safety worksheets and activity sheets offer support to teachers, parents and youth group leaders in elementary school and middle/high schools.
The benefits of sunlight are undeniable. Healthy lifestyles, both young and adult, include as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors. But too much unprotected sun exposure can cause sunburn and skin cancer, and it’s important to use proper protection to stay safe in the sun.
The educational materials available for download below, as well as these information links, are intended to introduce both students and teachers to the facts of true sun safety.
Sun Safety Coloring Sheet: 4 Ways to Thrive in the Sun
Elementary School (ages 6-11) students will learn four ways to stay safe in the sunshine and color the beach scene. Then teacher and students can discuss ways they and their families spend time in the sun, as well as how to achieve sun safety.
Download Coloring Sheet
Sun Safety Worksheet: Physical vs Chemical Sunscreens
Middle and High School (ages 12-18) students will learn skin layers and label the parts by choosing words from a word bank. Students can work independently or in a group, then participate in sun safety discussions with teachers and other classmates.Download Worksheet
Download Answer Key
1. Know your ingredients — Flip over your sunscreen and read the ingredients. We want everyone to know what good ingredients are, regardless of whether they use our products or not. Your health is worth it.
2. Buy safe sunscreen — Waxhead is dedicated to using only the healthiest, safest, most effective ingredients in our sunscreens. Shop Safe Sunscreen here.
3. Teach a friend — If you know someone who might still be buying sunscreen with questionable ingredients, please share this post with him/her.