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Songs for Kids About Sun Safety

author image Laura Roberts
As a literature and grammar teacher, Laura Roberts began editing in 2002, gradually expanding her nonfiction writing to include new curriculum units. In 2008, Roberts began publishing her “Ask the Savvy Bride” column connected with her e-commerce wedding store. She holds a bachelor's in English education from Robert Morris University.
Songs for Kids About Sun Safety
Use sun safety songs that will prompt your child to remember protection tips. Photo Credit Jochen Sand/Photodisc/Getty Images

If your munchkin, like most tots, tries to wriggle away when the sunscreen bottle comes out, help her change her mind with a catchy tune. Sung to familiar nursery rhymes, lyrics about sun safety present reminders about protection in a medium she’ll enjoy. Before you know it, she’ll be chanting the songs in anticipation of her outdoor adventures.

Putting on Sunscreen

As the most vital step of sun protection, teach your child about the importance of putting on sunscreen year round.

Playing in the Shade (to tune of "Are you Sleeping")
Put on sunscreen,
Put on sunscreen
To play outside, to play outside.
I wear a hat, I wear a hat
To shade my face, shade my face.

Sun is Fun (to the tune of "Row your Boat")
Sun, sun, sun is fun
When I use sunscreen!
Don’t forget my ears and toes
Any skin that’s seen!

Wearing Protective Clothes

Even the cooler months can produce a painful sunburn, so remind your little one with a song about covering up. Sung to the tune of “Are you Sleeping,” this song will send your tot off to find the right clothes.

Are you covered? Are you covered?
Head to toe? Head to toe?
Put your long sleeve shirt on
Now put your pants on
Here we go! Here we go!

Wearing a Hat and Sunglasses

If your little one hates to keep things on her head, adapt a song she loves to remind her to leave on those hat and shades to protect herself.

Sun-Safe All Day Long (to the tune of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm")
I am sun-safe all day long, Ee ii ee ii oo
I wear a hat to shade my face. Ee ii ee ii oo
With a floppy hat here, and a floppy hat there,
here a hat, there a hat, everywhere a floppy hat,
I am sun-safe all day long, Ee ii ee ii oo

Fun in the Sun (to the tune of "Row your Boat")
Sun, sun, sun is fun
When I wear my shades!
I put my glasses on my face
When I go out to play!

I Need Sunscreen Every Day (to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")
I need sunscreen every day
Before I go outside to play!
Put it on my smiling face
Ears and neck, yes that’s the place
I need sunscreen every day
Before I go outside to play!

Playing in the Shade

Continue the “Sun is Fun” song to the tune of “Row your Boat” with another verse about staying out of the bright sun, or teach another song about staying in the shade.

Sun, sun, sun is fun
But not when it’s too bright!
I play inside when sun is strong
Or cover up just right!

Shady Fun (to the tune of “The Eentsy Weentsy Spider”)
My friends and I go outside
To run and jump and slide
Out comes the sun and
We all run and hide!
I can find a shady spot
Underneath a tree.
We play beneath the branches
As happy as can be!

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