It’s one of the best times of the year- summer! This time of year teachers and students everywhere rejoice because they finally get a well-deserved break. This time of the year is for long care-free days at the pool or beach basking in the sun.
Though it is relaxing and fun, we must be diligent in our safety precautions. Kids are prone to accidents because they don’t understand all of the consequences of their actions. That’s why I always make it a point to teach summer safety tips to my students.
Why is summer safety important?
When the weather warms up, a lot more people come outside. You’ll find a lot more pedestrians, bike-riding, swimming, fireworks, and people at playgrounds and parks. This means the risk of an accident increases, and the last thing you want is your summer vacation interrupted by a trip to the ER!
What is summer safety for kids?
These basic safety guidelines will help you and the kids have a fun, accident-free summer.
- Practice Sun Safety: Make sure to slather on that sunblock to prevent sunburn and sun poisoning.
- Be Safe Around Water. Pools, beaches, lakes, or any other body of water pose a huge risk of drowning for children. If you are around a body of water, stay on high alert at all times and never leave a child alone near water.
- Always Wear A Helmet. Don’t forget, when those bikes and scooters come out, so should the helmets, elbow, and knee pads!
- Protect Against The Bugs: Summertime is when the insects come out, so make sure to always have bug spray on hand to protect from bites and stings.
- Stay Out of Extreme Heat: On hot days try to avoid the heat by staying indoors. If you are outdoors, make sure to stay hydrated and in the shade as much as possible. It’s also important that you are aware of the signs of heat exhaustion or a heat stroke.
There are so many more summer safety tips for kids. If you’re looking for a way to make learning about it effortless and fun, I have you covered. Check out these summer safety activities for kids.
This easy-to-use, low-prep Summer Safety and Fun in the Sun repetitive text reader is great for your developing readers. Use with Kindergarten, 1st grade, and even 2nd grade! Each page begins with the same text! Posters, vocabulary, writing, and worksheets are included. Students have so much fun practicing skills with this resource!
If you love this resource but need it digitally, check out the digital version here!
This resource is a bundle that includes the two previous resources in one! You’ll get the print version and digital version so you are prepared to teach it in person or virtually.
Looking for more summer activities? Check out this Summer Math and Literacy Bundle!
This bundle includes summer math and literacy activities that are fun and engaging for students! Summer sun safety, build-a-sun mathematical glyph, and Number of the Day for first-grade math practice for June are all part of this bundle. The digital versions of the Summer Safety and the June Number of the Day are included.
Summer is one of the most memorable parts of the year, but it’s important that kids understand how to keep themselves safe. I hope these activities help you educate your students so that they can have safe fun all summer long.
What are your summer safety tips? Let me know in the comments!