Safety Town Activity : Poison Safety
This lesson will show what household items are poisonous and should be avoided.
Key Words: poison, warning, medicine, pills.
Children will be able to distinguish between food and non-food items & identify household items to avoid.
Demonstrate how to recognize and be careful with medicines.
Complete the Circle if Safe to Eat Coloring Worksheet.
Complete the Poisons Are Bad for You Coloring Sheet.
Look for and talk about good stuff and bad stuff in your home and yard.
Enrichment (if you want more)
TIME TO PLAY AND PRACTICE!
Together identify items under the sink, in the bathroom, or by the washing machine that are poisonous or have warnings on them. What does a warning label look like? Why do we put food in the refrigerator and chemical items somewhere else? Can poison be colorful? How does poison get into your body? (Answers: Mouth, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Cuts) Why are pills and medicine stored in a safe place? (Answer: because it is not candy and because only a grown up should give you medicine).
Be Careful! Never call medicine or pills "candy". Don’t put anything in your mouth or eat or drink some-thing colorful if you are not sure what it is. Ask a grown-up if you are not sure.