Sun Activities for Kids

Don't Sweat It

Check out this interesting sun activity, and cool down while you heat up.

What You'll Need:

  • Towel
  • Hot summer day

Perspiration is the human body's natural cooling system. But does it really make a difference? There's one way to find out.

The next time a hot day settles on your hometown, take a towel outside and sit in the sun for 30 minutes. For the first 15 minutes, wipe away every drop of sweat you can find as soon as you feel it sneak out. Don't wait an instant.

Once those 15 minutes are complete, sit as you normally would, just letting the perspiration pour.

Which 15 minutes felt cooler? The answer will give you a whole new perspective on the beauty of a really good sweat. As soon as you're done, go inside and drink some water to rehydrate!

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The following activities were designed by Maria Birmingham, Karen E. Bledsoe, and Kelly Milner Halls:

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