Safe summer Fun

What did one ocean say to the other ocean?                                    (Nothing- it just waved hahaha)

Summer is almost here! The weather is getting warmer, the homework is getting less and less, and school is almost out.

Summer is a great time of year, but it can also be dangerous. Here are some good summer safety tips to keep you safe and having a fun time.

Water Fun!

  1. Make sure you know how to swim or stay floating in deep water.
  2. Wear life vests on the water. Be sure it fits properly!
  3. Don't run at the pool or near water- it gets slippery and you don't want to fall.
  4. Make sure an adult is watching you swim to help you if you need it.

Fun in the Sun

  1. Stay cool- know when you're getting too warm and take a break in the shade.
  2. Wear your sunscreen to avoid getting burned- SPF 30 will protect you.
  3. Dress in light colored clothes (dark ones will make you hotter)

Bugs and other things

  1. Wear bug spray to keep mosquitos away!
  2. If you're out in long grass or the woods, check your body for ticks when you're done. Have an adult help get them off if one bites you.
  3. Keep an eye out for animals when you're playing- snakes, spiders, and other animals need to be left alone so they don't bite you.
  4. Watch out for poison ivy and other itchy or stingy plants! Here is how to spot them!

Other Safety Tips

  1. Grilling out is a fun and delicious way to eat in the summer, but leave the grilling to the grown ups- stay away so you don't get burned.
  2. Also, be careful around bonfires and fireworks- always have an adult nearby and stay a safe distance away
  3. Wear your bike helmet. Summer weather is nice and biking is a great way to get around but wear a helmet to keep your head safe if you get into an accident.
  4. Picnics are fun- just make sure all your cold food is staying cold. If it gets too warm, it could make you sick.
  5. If you go on vacation somewhere new- stay by your family and don't wander off- you don't want to get lost!

Enjoy the nice weather and long days to play as summer is here! 

Now play some games: