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Alex the Alligator: Fun Games and Learning Activities

Last updated: December 9, 2022

Did you know that a few serious sunburns can increase a child’s risk of developing skin cancer later in life?

Playing outside is an important part of every child’s day, but they need to be protected. Check out the activities, games and other resources below to help teach children about being safe in the sun and staying healthy. Note: All activity sheets on this page are available for download or print using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Alex the Alligator

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Learning Activities

Use these activity sheets to teach children about sun safety in day care or at home.

  • Protect Your Skin – Show children how both animals and people cover up their skin so they won’t get too much sun when they are outdoors.
  • ShadeHunt – Teach children that shaded areas help to provide protection from the sun’s rays and help keep our bodies cool.
  • Sponges and Water – Help kids learn about how strong the sun’s rays are and how important it is to drink plenty of water.
  • Sprout a Lima Bean – Show kids that everything needs sun to grow – but not too much.
    Materials listed above were created by the Skin Cancer Prevention Program, Cancer Prevention and Nutrition Section, California Department of Health Services.
  • Stay Safe Coloring Sheet!– Download and print this Alex the Alligator sheet for children to color.

Watch Alex do the Sun Safety song and dance! Join in!

Pokemon-Go Safety Tips

Pokemon-Go Safety Tips

Coloring Sheets

Use these coloring sheets to teach
about health and safety.

Alex playing Soccer

Be Prepared
Be Prepared

Stay Warm

Protect Your Head

Made in the Shade

Get Layered

Sun Safe Parties

The following ideas can help you plan parties for children in day care, preschool and kindergarten. These sheets include great games, activities and snacks that teach children about keeping their skin safe from the sun, eating healthy and being physically active.

Alex the Alligator


For more information, see Sun and Water Safety and Sun Safety and Skin Cancer.

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