About the Sunbeatables program
The Sunbeatables program theme is that sun protection is a superpower. Children meet superhero characters Ray and the Sunbeatables®, who travel around the world using their superpowers of sun protection. Students are encouraged to participate in curriculum activities and lessons to help Ray and his friends stay sun safe every day and everywhere they go.
Meet the Sunbeatables
Ray is the leader. He has the superpower of shade. Ray also wears a magic watch that reminds him to be SUPER-protected during the peak sun hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when shadows are shorter.
Serena has the superpower of sunscreen.
Chloe has the superpower of protective clothing.
Stefan has the superpower of protective sunglasses.
Hanna has the superpower of protective hats.
Together with teachers, the Sunbeatables can educate children about sun protection.
Curriculum lessons promote the use of all sun protection behaviors, every day and everywhere.
As a result of the curriculum, students will:
- Express why sun protection is important.
- Demonstrate how to protect their skin from the sun.
Curriculum lessons are aligned with the state and national education standards.
Sunbeatables is digital
Visit the Sunbeatables digital platform to access the complete program for free. Program materials include:
- Teacher’s guide
- Parent materials
- Sun safety songs
- Character puppet cut-outs
- School posters
- Ray's world map
To access sun safety curriculum for students in 3rd to 5th grade, learn more about MD Anderson’s collaboration with Scholastic.