People We Trust
Have students suggest a list of possible persons who might give them medicine (examples: mother, brother, doctor, caregiver, neighbor, stranger). Write these names on the chalkboard. Discuss, name by name, whether the person is one from whom the child should take a medicine.
Discuss why some people would be inappropriate, cross out the names of persons from whom students should not take drugs. Tape the cut-out smiling faces (see PDF worksheet file), next to the names of people from whom they can take a medicine.
This activity will require you guide students. The original list of people who things to children persons from should not take drugs. YOU may have to explain why some of the people on the list are not good persons to ad�minister medication.
Caution students that there are some people strangers in particular from whom they should never accept any medicines, candy, or other consumable substances without their parents’ or guardians’ permission. This, rule will help students understand that they must take medicine only from credible adults who are concerned about their well being.
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