Poison Prevention Education
Borrow a Yuk Box

For Educators

Classroom Activities

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Spike’s Poison Adventure: Intended for pre-school aged audiences 

STOP! Ask First: Intended for older pre-school and early elementary (Pre-K–1st/2nd)


Mr. Yuk

The Mr. Yuk symbol was developed in 1971 by the Pittsburgh Poison Center of Children’s Hospital.  It is copyrighted exclusively for teaching poison prevention through affiliated hospitals and poison centers.

Do Your Own Presentation, Request a Yuk Box

The Yuk Box is filled with educational materials available to instructors / organizations to check-out for use in presentations or at events to teach poison prevention messages to both adults and children.

See our guide on How to Use the Yuk Box.  Or, if you’d like to build your own demonstration kit, follow our guide on Creating a Yuk Box.