Encouraging citizens to participate in individual preparedness is a top priority for our state. Developing a family disaster supply kit and an emergency communication plan for your family are important steps you can take to better prepare for disaster. Educating children can be entertaining and meaningful in the process. The following websites are fun and educational for children:
- Ready.gov/kids has a lot of fun information, games, coloring sheets, word searches and more to entertain kids while they learn.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Kids teaches children about disasters & how they can be prepared.
- The National Fire Prevention Council's Kid Zone contains fire safety learning tools in the form of games, activities, & information.
- Introduce a whole new generation of children to Smokey Bear's Five Rules for Wildfire Prevention; take the pledge to help stop the spread of wildfires, & more.
- The United States Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program is part of our effort to reduce earthquake hazard in the United States. Earthquakes for Kids is where you’ll find a variety of activities for children.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has an archived page of fun activities for kids to explore the planet they live on including hazardous weather. These activities are linked from the NOAA Education Webpage and are tailored for children grades K-5 and 6-12.
- Sesame Streeet Workshop and their project partners have crafted Let’s Get Ready! - a community guide to facillitate planning together for emergencies - with tips, activities, and other easy tools to help the whole family prepare for emergencies – together! In addition, they have created Here for Each Other, a guide for helping families after emergencies.