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 ChildrenEducators 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
This section provides information specific to teaching children. It includes poison prevention programs, games, and activity sheets that may be used.
- Coloring sheet - Liquids (106K PDF file)
- Coloring sheet - Racoon (133K PDF file)
- Coloring sheet - Sprays (77K PDF file)
- Activity sheet - Find the Toxin 1(127K PDF file)
- Activity sheet - Find the Toxin 2 (84K PDF file)
- Activity sheet - Find the Toxin 3 (266K PDF file)
Big Kid's Corner
Can you find the poison related words?
- Poison Word Search (174K PDF file)
Have fun with this matching game!
- Safety Device Matching Activity (135K PDF file)
Test your trivia knowledge!
- 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.
- 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.