Family Emergency Kit
Learn what goes into an emergency kit.
- After watching the video together, start building your own emergency kit. This can seem like a big job, but start by having kids help you find useful things that you already have. For example, you might have an extra water bottle (or an empty bottle or carton that can store water). If you don’t have a backpack to collect supplies, use grocery bags or anything that’s easy to carry.
- For the things you don’t have yet, try adding an item or two to your shopping list each week until your kit is finished. Some key items are: water, medications and first aid items, food that won’t go bad (such as canned or dry goods), flashlights, and extra batteries.
- Decide on a place to keep your emergency kit. It should be a place where everyone can find it quickly.
Offering Comfort in Scary Times
Ways to comfort children through scary times.
A Hurricane Comes to Sesame Street
Just like Big Bird’s friends help him rebuild his nest after a hurricane, you can help rebuild your child’s sense of safety and security.
Here For Each Other
You can use children’s questions as a springboard for conversation and comfort.
Making an Emergency Kit & Plan
A set of printables to help families prepare for emergencies.
Self-Care: During & After a Crisis
When we care for ourselves, we’re better able comfort and protect children.
Support After a Hurricane
In the most challenging times, there's still a lot you can do to comfort and protect children.
Handling Emergencies with Andrew Roszak
An interview with Andrew Roszak from Child Care Aware.