Wednesday, June 22, 2011
72-Hour Kit Wednesday - Ideas for Kids
If you have children you know that they are the ones who will be the most affected by a disaster. They will have the hardest time if things become unsettled or unfamiliar to them. When you are planning your kits keep in mind that children’s kits need some extra thought as to the things they might need or that will make things easier for them.
If they need a binky, bottles, a blanket that they sleep with, etc. make a note that attaches to your kits to remind you to grab a diaper bag or special blanket in the event you have to evacuate!
Here are some fun ideas for things you can include to keep them entertained if you happen to have an emergency. You know what your kids special interests and favorite things are, so be sure to include some in their kits. Here are some ideas.
CHILDREN'S SURVIVAL KIT
Store these items in water proof containers. A plastic bucket is ideal for this. Make it accessible to your emergency kits. Add any other items you think would make things easier for children during an emergency.
1.Books & Magazines
2.Paper, Coloring Books, and Activity Books
3.Felt Tip Markers, Colored Pencils, Scissors
4.Notebook and pencils
6.Children’s card games
8.Any Hard Candy
9. A soft ball or tennis ball
10. A small soft doll or stuffed animal
11.Children's Vitamins, Pain-Reliever, Cold Remedies, Band Aids, & First-Aid Cream
12.Creative Game List (Below)
CREATIVE GAME LIST IDEAS
This is a list of games that children can play out of everyday items.
1.Drop in a bottle
2.Pitch at a target
Wooden Blocks -
1.Print letters on cubes. Roll cubes to spell words. First one to complete 10 words wins.
1.Roll them at a target
2.Toss them in a box
3.Old Fashioned Marble Game
Metal Washers -
1. Toss them into numbered cups.
Paper Cups -
3.Telephone (made with cups and string)
Paper Plates -
1. Toss through a wire coat hanger
1.Marble Blow Relay
2.Flip Beans at target
3.Carry Cotton Balls
1.Feather Volleyball: blow feather over string or net
2.Toss them at a target
3.Blow them over the line relay