Lesson Plans

Over-the-Counter
Medicine Safety

Grades: Grades 5-6, 7-8

Subject Area: Health, English Language Arts, STEM

Made Possible By: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

Research shows that children begin to self-medicate at around age 11 — in fifth and sixth grades. This free multi-media educational program is designed to teach students and their families how to use, store, and dispose of OTC medicines safely, as well as how to avoid medicine mistakes and misuse. The program’s goal is to build children’s knowledge about OTC medicine safety and encourage responsible behavior before children start self-medicating. It features resources for teachers, school nurses, and families, as well as a variety of multimedia tools.

Click here for interactive multimedia tools.

Tools include a trivia game, video and quiz, storybook, safe storage search, and Kahoot!

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Teachers Grades 5-6
Teachers Grades 5-6
Teachers Grades 7-8
Teachers Grades 7-8
School Nurses
School Nurses
Families
Families
What Is Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety? Trivia Game
What Is Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety? Trivia Game
Trivia Game Instructions
Trivia Game Instructions
Medicine Safety Kahoot!
Medicine Safety Kahoot!
Medicine Safety Video & Quiz
Medicine Safety Video & Quiz
Digital Storybook
Digital Storybook
Interactive Activity: Safe Medicine Storage
Interactive Activity: Safe Medicine Storage
Meet Our Partners
Meet Our Partners