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June 20, 2018 : Safe in the Sun

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. Make a collage of newspaper pictures that show people practicing safety in the sun, like wearing hats, sitting in shade, etc.

2. Make a list of sun - safety practices in today’s Mini Page. Ask friends and family members which of the practices they use. What good practices are your friends/family members following? What practices should they change?

3. In the newspaper, circle sun - safe places to spend time during hot, sunny days. Put a star by your three favorite places to be out of the sun.

4. How are these related to sun safety: (a) UV index, (b) sunscreen, (c) blond hair and (d) vitamin D.

5. Make a list of the summer activities outside in the sun that you normally do or plan to do. Next to each one, write what you can do to protect yourself from the sun. Now list three activities you normally do or plan to do that are not in the sun.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understa nd that secu rity is a basic need of humans, including following safety rules for home and school, avoiding injury, and knowing where to go for help. (Science: Personal Health)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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