Ideas for Observing Don't Fry Day

Primary Schools

Conduct a Sun Safety Assembly

Invite and display student-created art depicting sun-safe strategies

  • Mural
  • Banner
  • Poster collection
  • Playground chalk drawing
  • Offer reward for best

Announce Donít Fry Day on the school marquee

Highlight DFD and sun safety on the school bulletin board

Dress for sun safety

  • Hat, long (but cool & comfortable) clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses

Celebrate "The Year of the Hat"

  • Recognize students and staff who wear a sun-protective hat outdoors
  • Reward classes with most students wearing sun-safe hat outdoors
  • Congregate hat-wearing students on playground for photo-op
  • Challenge neighboring school(s) to compete for highest per capita hat use
  • Sun-safe hat design contest
  • Engage students in selecting a sun-safe hat to incorporate into schoolís spirit wear

UV Index Forecast

  • On DFD, announce and post the dayís forecast along with tips for sun safety
  • Recommend routine tracking of the UV Index school-wide or in each classroom
  • Issue a sun safety alert when the level is high

Apply to your City Council for formal recognition of your schoolís observance of Donít Fry Day

Plant a shade tree

Assign older student peer educators to discuss sun safety with children in lower grades

Communicate to parents

  • Describe schoolís sun safety policy
  • Ask for parentsí cooperation
  • Provide sun safety tips
  • Encourage parents to promote sun safety for family and out-of-school activities

Engage the PTA in fundraising to purchase:

Screen The Sun Show video(s) in each classroom or a school-wide assembly

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* The more steps a school takes to promote sun safety, the better their chance of winning a shade structure grant from the American Academy of Dermatology



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