Public Education

Each year, America's 55 poison centers receive more than 2 million exposure calls. Most of these are accidental and preventable which is why public education is so important.

Teaching Children

Educators play a key role in providing information to parents, grandparents, caretakers, and others to prevent or minimize accidental injury in children. Check out the activity sheets and games below for fun ways to learn about poison prevention! Also, visit our Child Safety Tips page for more safety information.


Early Childhood Activity Sheets  

MN Poison Children in Classroom Photo

This section provides information specific to teaching children. It includes poison prevention programs, games, and activity sheets that may be used.

Games

Programs

Big Kid's Corner

MN Poison Father with Son Lessons Photo

Can you find the poison related words?

Have fun with this matching game!

Test your trivia knowledge!

Educational resources for 5th and 6th graders
  • Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicine Literacy Program: A critical approach to educating fifth and sixth grade students about medication safety. Find more information and resources on the OTC website.

 

Teaching Seniors

  • Older adults have increased risk of food poisoning, medication error, drug interactions, and adverse effects. These all can be reduced through education so please go to our Senior Safety Tips page to learn more.
  • You can also visit our Materials page to download resources from the Senior Information section.
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