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Teaching Children

Spike:  Quills Up - Stay Away!

Young children are at greatest risk for unintentional poisonings - and that's why we've created the 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. 
 

 
Quills Up! Includes a video and classroom activities as well as educational materials for parents/caregivers - because getting parents and other adults involved is critical to poison prevention:
 
 
Spike's Poison Prevention Adventure video is an engaging 11 minute puppet show teaching key points of:
  •  If you think it might be poison STAY AWAY !
  • Poison: Don't touch it, Don't taste it, Don't smell it!
  • If you don't know what it is, STAY AWAY and ask a grown up.
     
View the "Quills Up - Stay Away" video below:
 
 

 

Coloring Sheets   Download All Pages

   

Early Childhood Activity Sheets

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)

Games

Poison Jeopardy (60K PDF file)
Poison Play Scenarios (106K PDF file)
Poison Word Search (174K PDF file)

Programs

Risk Watch
Safety Camps
Talking Points

 

 

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