Be SunSmart Play SunSmart (Revised 2017)
An early childhood resource booklet for Canberra teachers, carers and educators working with children from birth to five+ years of age. This resource is filled with ideas for educational play experiences and general information about sun protection and being SunSmart in the ACT.
Availability: Free PDF Download
Generation SunSmart educator online PL (free)
This online program teaches schools/centres, educators and students about skin cancer, being SunSmart and how to incorporate sun protection activities into day to day activities.
SunSmart resource poster for ACT Educators (April 2016)
Educators need to be aware of what local SunSmart resources and tools are freely available to them to access so they can maintain awareness and up-skill themselves around skin damage and skin cancer prevention.
Availability: Order your free SunSmart resource posters here or contact Cancer Council ACT 02 6257 9999.
ACT early childhood services are encouraged to upload the FREE SunSmart Widget to their website. The widget not only works as a general reminder to be SunSmart, but it also indicates what time sun protection is required each day along with a daily max temperature and rain forecast for Canberra.
Sid Seagull colouring in booklet
Download and print off our free Sid Seagull colouring booklet for your service. It comprises 7 different images of Sid in action. Kids love Sid Seagull, perhaps organise a colouring in competition in Summer.
Being SunSmart is easy
A fun colouring book for early childhood services. Make your summer art theme "'SunSmart".
Availability: Free download.
One of these things is not like the others
Sometimes it can be difficult to get and keep parents/carers on board when it comes to best SunSmart behaviour, especially when it comes to hats!! ACT childhood services with SunSmart status do not recommend 'caps' to be worn, and it is important that parents understand that your service is serious about this. Simply download, cut and pop in the child's bag for those mums and dads that may require another friendly reminder.
Availability: Free PDF download.
Be SunSmart today
The "Be SunSmart today" poster is an ideal way to remind children, staff and parents to your service when sun protection will be required each day in Canberra. It can be downloaded, laminated and displayed in practical locations throughout your service for all to see. Simply view the daily sun protection times for Canberra here (or via your SunSmart phone app or widget) and then share it with your workers and parents via the poster.
Availability: Free download or contact Cancer Council ACT to order an A3 size by clicking here.
SunSmart countdown activities
A selection of hand on activities to assist educators with their efforts to maintain sun protection awareness and education requirements in their setting. Download, print and go for it.
Free shade audit
A shade audit is the first step in ensuring there is adequate shade to protect as many people as possible using an outdoor space from overexposure to UV.
For more information on shade read our Shade Information Sheet.