Poison Prevention Preschool Lesson Plan Activities and Crafts
What Can We Eat (WAECE)
Association of Early Childhood Educators has granted
permission to First-School to share with you activities contained in
their comprehensive program for children 2 to 6: The
Children's Club (A Club for the Children that Take Care of Planet
Earth): A Project in Values Education for Children 2 to 6 years of age.
Activity #1 from WAECE:The Children's Club
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The teacher talks to the children:
Print supplementary material (click to open in a new window).
child has to color and circle the things that are eatable and he/she
has to cross out with a red pencil the ones that are poisoned or
The activity above addresses
an important issue of safety: Poison Safety.
This coloring book can also be a great resource to present this topic. Carefully select the pages that are appropriate for the children's age group. This book can be a separate activity to assemble and make a special book for home, preschool or child care use.
Activity > Learning Letter X for Poison Safety with Alphabet Buddy Xavier the Pirate.
A fun way to learn letter X is to use it as a signal to children that any product identified with the letter X is not safe to consume.
Idea for the use of the activity sheet: What Can We Eat: Rather than to indicate to cross out the unsafe items, present the letter X, demonstrate how it is written and tell the children to use Letter X to indicate the unsafe items.
1. Label with X at Home: With a permanent marker or bright colored masking tape we can label products at home that are unsafe and our children can help us do that. This way they will get acquainted with these products and also to learn and recognize the letter X.
2. Xavier the Pirate Alphabet Buddy > Xavier is going to remind the children about safety around certain items that they must not consume or handle. Print the template in color or black and white. Cut the pieces ahead of time or older children can practice scissor cutting.
External Resource for Poison prevention awareness program:
Watch Spike's Poison Prevention video @ YouTube!
Join Spike, a delightful, entertaining porcupine as he shares his life-lessons in poison prevention. Spike's key message: "If you don't know what it is, stay away!" Video incorporates interactive learning through song.
Quills Up – Stay Away! A Poison Awareness Program featuring Spike, the porcupine puppet. The program, designed for preschool children, makes it easy and fun to teach this important topic. This is an excellent resource that includes a teachers guide and many printable materials for children and parents.
Make sure to present information about the porcupine and introduce letter P. A porcupine is a rodent and lives in forests, deserts and grasslands.