Lessons for Grades 5-6

The Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety program provides important foundational information to help equip children with knowledge about over-the-counter medicine safety and practices. These teaching units, designed for grades 5-6, explore all facets of the Drug Facts label and the importance of taking and storing OTC medicine safely. An emphasis is placed on always checking with an adult before taking any medication.


Introductory and Complete Kits

Download the Introductory Kit for a program overview and to introduce your students to the topic of over-the-counter medicine safety and how to read the Drug Facts label. For a more comprehensive exploration, the Complete Kit features five detailed lesson plan units and a bonus activity on all facets of the Drug Facts label plus using and storing OTC medicines safely.

Introductory Classroom Kit


Complete Kit Grades 5-6

All Activities

Teacher's Guide


Principal Pitch Letter

Individual Units

Download the individual and bonus units, activity sheets, and teacher’s guide.

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Bonus Unit

Family Resources

Share these resources with your students' families and caregivers. All family resources are available in English and Spanish.


Family Letter (English/Spanish)

Family Activities (English)

Family Activities (Spanish)

Opt-Out Form

Multimedia Resources

Engage students with interactive online games, quizzes, videos, a digital storybook, and a Kahoot! challenge to reinforce over-the-counter medicine safety.

Trivia Game

Trivia Game


Medicine Safety Kahoot!

The Perfect Project

Digital Storybook

OTC Medicine Safety Coalition

The Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety Coalition is a public-private partnership that brings together external partners in the non-profit and education world to collaborate, ideate, and scale best practices for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.-developed OTC Medicine Safety health literacy program.