Songs

SunSmart Countdown

The SunSmart Countdown song, sung by Justine Clarke from Playschool, is an upbeat, positive song about having fun in the sun and remembering to follow the five SunSmart steps whenever you go outside. It was written to help children and their families remember how to be SunSmart.

Skin by Alan Caswell

Five little sunhats

Five little sunhats sitting in a row

Blue ones, red ones and one with a bow

Along came ____________ one sunny day

Took a sun hat and went out to play.

(NSW Cancer Council, SunSmart: A resource for preschool and childcare teachers)

Five little children

Five little children playing in the sun

The first one said, 'This is fun'.

The second one said, 'Please take care'.

The third one said, 'Here are hats to wear'.

The fourth one said, 'Let's use sunscreen'.

The fifth one said, 'Now we're a SunSmart team'. 

The shining sun

(To the rhythm of 'Rain, rain, go away'. Mime each of the actions as you sing/say the line.)

The shining sun is out today [lift arms and cross over to create a sunrise]

Put on my hat to go and play [pretend to put on a broad brimmed hat]

The shining sun is out today [lift arms and cross over to create a sunrise]

The shade is the best place for me to stay [create a roof over your head and do a little wiggle]

The shining sun is out today [lift arms and cross over to create a sunrise]

Put on some sunscreen, that's the way [pretend to put on sunscreen]

The shining sun is out today [lift arms and cross over to create a sunrise]

My skin is safe from the sun, hooray! [crouch down and jump up when saying 'sun' – throw arms up when saying 'hooray']

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