Below are links to poison prevention educational activities, games and other materials. If you are planning to teach poison prevention and need additional resources, contact our health educator, Maria Chapman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 629-5428.
Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest
National Poison Prevention Week, the third week in March each year, is a week nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. In honor of this awareness week, the Poison Prevention Week Council sponsors a nationwide poster contest to engage the community in helping to ensure the safety of children and adults.
There are three divisions in the poster contest: kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd through 5th grade; and 6th through 8th grade.
Posters must be received by May 15th and will be judged by members of the National Poison Prevention Week Council.
When the winning posters have been selected, the Council will add the National Poison Prevention Week date, the artist's name, the Poison Helpline toll free number (800-222-1222) and the Council website address to the poster.
The winning posters in each division are published on the annual Poison Prevention Week poster and distributed nationwide. They are also posted on www.poisonprevention.org. Public recognition information will be in accordance with all child protection laws.
Online games and activities
Tox Town – This activity from the National Library of Medicine is an introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.
Hidden Home Hazards - The activity from Scholastic, sponsored by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, helps find hidden poison dangers in the home.
Printable games and activities
Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety Program
Scholastic and the American Association of Poison Control Centers have teamed up to create curriculum for teaching fifth- and sixth-grade students about over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Click the link below to access the program.