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Preparing kids can be much different than preparing adults. A well stocked preparedness kit for adults may not contain items that could be very useful for children after a disaster. Use these tips to help build a preparedness kit for the entire family.
Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables Canned juice, milk and soup Sugar, salt and pepper High energy foods, like peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix Vitamins Fun foods! Like cookies, hard candy, lollipops, instant coffee and tea Special food for babies or older people
A few of your favorite books Crayons, pencils or marking pens and plenty of paper Scissors and glue Two favorite toys such as a doll or action figure One or two board games A deck of cards A puzzle Small people figures and play vehicles that you can use to play out what is happening during your disaster -- such as ambulance, fire truck, helicopter, dump truck, police car, small boats. Favorite stuffed animal or puppet Favorite blanket or pillow Pictures of the family and pet
Fun Preparedness Games for Kids
Watch the Kids Preparedness Video