How To Have A Safe Summer

By Jul 30, 2015No Comments

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Summer is so much fun! Here in California, we are spending our long summer days playing on the playground, swimming at the beach, camping, and all of the other fun outdoor activities we can imagine. We can’t get enough sun or fun. In an effort to keep summer fun, we recently partnered with Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Sacramento to talk about summer safety, because injuries are never fun.

Stay On Track For A Safe Summer

Shriners Hospitals for Children® wants all kids to stay safe this summer (and all year long) by reducing the risks of accidents and preventing injuries. During the On Track For A Safe Summer event we learned several important safety tips to help our kids become safety superheroes.

Stay on track for a safe summer with Shriners Hospitals for Children and learn about the important safety rules to keep your kids injury-free this summer.

Kids love a good superhero party, and this was a great one! In between fun stations with crafts and party games, the kids were taken through safety stations to learn important tips that will help them stay safe.

How To Have A Safe Summer

Be a safety superhero this summer - stay safe with these simple tips from Shriners Hospitals For Children | SafeSummer

1. Always Wear Sunscreen

Before you go outside to play, you need sunscreen, sunglasses, and shoes.

Wear sunscreen when you are going outside to play. Wear shoes when you go outside to play to keep your feet from getting injured.
2. Do Not Play Around Campfires Or Grills

It is a good idea to imagine a hula hoop around any fires or grills, and stay outside of the circle!

Fire Safety Tip: Help kids visualize how far they should stay away from a fire by imagining a hula hoop around it and staying outside of the circle.

The kids had fun practicing with the toy fire extinguishers. It was a good way to learn that you should always have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water near if you are going to build a fire or cook on a grill.

3. Wear A Life Jacket Near The Water

Did you know life jackets aren’t one size fits all? You need to make sure your life jacket is Coast Guard approved and fits snuggly.

Make sure you use a Coast Guard approved life jacket for water sports.

Life jackets aren't one size fits all! Make sure your life jacket fits snuggly before going out on the water.

Another important water safety tip is to only play in the water when an adult is with you.

4. Do Not Play On Or Around Lawn Mowers

Lawn mowers are serious equipment. Unlike the lawn mowers at our event, the real ones aren’t toys.

Real lawn mowers aren't toys!

5. Stay Safe On The Playground

Playground safety takes more than just one tip!

Knocking down blocks if fun, but knocking down people isn’t! Don’t shove or push your friends. And never hit other people.

Knock down blocks at the playground - not your friends!

Always swing sitting down.

Always go down the slide feet first!

Slide down the slide feet first, one kid at a time.

Playing with bubbles

Superheroes love snacks!

So we took a break for popcorn and ice cream, made some crafts, and talked about summer safety fun.

Popcorn is a great snack for a kid's event!

Ice cream is great on a hot summer day!

UV Light Bracelets - super fun craft idea to remind kids to wear their sunscreen!

Superhero Selfie!

If you want to help your kids learn these safety tips, check out all of the great resources on the Shriners Hospitals for Children® website, including coloring sheets and a printable safety tip card.

Shriners Hospitals for Children’s staff are leaders in speciality pediatric care, and provide expert surgical and rehabilitative care to children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, and burns. If an accident should occur they are there to help, and they will treat children regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children®.
Much thanks to Green Vintage Photography for allowing us to use their photographs.  

About Francesca

Francesca has an extensive background in content marketing, public relations, and social outreach. She oversees all Operations at Sway Group, including our robust metrics capabilities. Prior to joining the online world, Francesca oversaw viticulture and oenology at various wineries in both California and Italy, and managed regulatory affairs and facility approvals at the biotech company, Genentech. Francesca has been featured on CBS Sacramento and Food Blogger Pro’s podcast. She has also hosted an AMA webinar and spoken at Social Media World.