Kids can play pretend and stay protected from the sun all in one!

The new Pop Up Sun Shade from JAKKS Pacific is the perfect accessory for all of your outings this summer. Whether you’re headed to the park, the beach, or a barbeque, the Pop Up Sun Shade is ideal for kids to play outside without having to worry about the sun’s harmful rays. 

The Pop Up Sun Shade is suitable for kids ages 3-5 and has UPF 30+ sun protection. It comes equipped with a portable carrying bag and three plastic anchors to keep it in place. Bonus points for it being so easy to set up! While it does require a parent or adult, it practically sets itself up once you unzip the carrying bag. Gently toss it on the ground and it quickly pops right up using a spring steel loop, also known as JAKKS Pacific’s “twist, pop, and play” technology. 

The sun shade is open in the front so parents can keep an eye on their kids. | Source: JAKKS Pacific

Adults can anchor the sun shade down by easily sticking the plastic anchors into the loops then into the ground, similar to a tent. This will allow the sun shade to stay put (even if your kids are a little rowdy!) and is also a good wind blocker. It works well on sand, grass, and even mulch at the playground. 

While it’s ready for play, you can always put a blanket down inside for added comfort. The sun shade is designed like a colorful tent with the front open, so you can easily keep an eye on your kids. 

At nearly 3 feet tall, the sun shade comes with all the fun of familiar JAKKS Pacific play tents plus the added anchor feature making it suitable to play outside. The sun shade helps foster creativity and imaginative play as there are so many ways kids can have fun with it. With PAW Patrol, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, and Encanto designs available, kids can immerse themselves in the worlds of their favorite characters, pretend to go camping, or simply crawl in with their toys or favorite book. 

Once finished, adults can easily shake off any sand or dirt and collapse the sun shade back into the carrying bag for storage. It’s extremely lightweight and great for travel. 

The Pop Up Sun Shade is a must-have for little ones this summer!


Perfect for the beach, park, and fun on the go. Has 30+ UPF protection. Features bright graphics of kids’ favorite characters. Includes sand anchors to keep the tent in place. Equipped with a portable carrying bag. Just pop up and go!

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $19.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Nadia Velit

Nadia Velit

Nadia Velit is the Senior Editor at Adventure Media & Events where she writes for The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. As a trusted source for parents and gift-givers and a toy industry expert, Nadia focuses on all things toys and stays on top of all of the hottest trends. She loves to be outside with her chickens and is always ready for a game of giant Jenga or old-fashioned Twister. When she’s not playing with friends and family, you can find her curled up with a Sandra Brown mystery novel or obsessing over The New York Times Spelling Bee although truthfully she would rather be at Hogwarts. Nadia has been featured on CBS, NBC, FOX, and more.