Its Queensland Sunsmart Day today. Its the biggest ever sunscreen drive to help raise funds for skin cancer research and to make Queenslanders more aware of how to stay sunsafe! Did you know Queenslanders have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world?
The cancer council has changed the Slip Slop Slap saying we all learnt in school, to SLIP, SLOP, SLAP, SLIDE, SEEK.
Slip on your shirt
Slop on your sunscreen
Slap on your hat
Slide on your sunnies
Seek out the shade
If you want to purchase some sunscreen to help turn QLD into a sunsmart state click here to order on their website.
Here are some fun activities to do with the kids, from the Queensland Sunsmart Day Website and The Cancer Council Website.
SunSmart digging/SunSmart card swap
• Sandpit or large box with rice/bird seed
• Play space
• Multiple copies of laminated cut-outs of fi ve sun protection images
or SunSmart Countdown number characters (image sheets provided)
For variations to the game – copy the different images onto different coloured card
and have enough for each child to have a complete set of fi ve plus four extra sets
(for spare cards). Click here for the link to the card print outs and many other actvities.
Bury the laminated pictures in the sand pit/rice box (or alternatively hide them
around a designated space). Bury the laminated pictures in the sand pit/rice box (or alternatively hide them. Children try to dig up/fi nd as many SunSmart items as they can.
To add to the challenge, once all of the items have been found, children then need
to try swapping their items so they end up with a complete set of fi ve cards –
either five of the same image or a set of fi ve sun protection measures/SunSmart
Countdown number characters. They can only swap one card at a time.
Children try to dig up/fi nd as many SunSmart items as they can.
3 Children can only dig up one of each of the SunSmart Countdown cards. If they
fi nd one they already have, they need to re-bury/re-hide it. They need to fi nd all
fi ve cards in the set to complete the game.