Preparedness information for children

three smiling kidsThink about all the things you get ready for. You get ready for school by doing your homework. You get ready for a soccer game by going to practice. You get ready for the weekend by making plans with friends. And you get ready for a trip by packing extra clothes and your toothbrush.

You’re pretty good at getting ready. So, why not get ready for an emergency too? Getting ready for emergency before it happens is really important. The information on this page can help you be more prepared.



Brain teasers graphic English

Free games for kids: PDFs to print, play and share!
Brain teasers
Connect the Dots
Memory Game
Word Scramble
Word Search

Fun pack of games: Single PDF of all above games, available in three languages
• Fun pack (English)
• Fun pack (French)

Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks games
Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks offers games for kids as well as preparedness questions for children to ask their parents. (PDFs)


Kids fact sheetKids and preparedness fact sheet: Information for kids on preparedness, written at child's level (PDF) English or Spanish

Hand-washing facts for kids: An easy-to-read fact sheet for kids to read about hand-washing. (PDF) English or Spanish

Hand-washing facts for preschoolers: A simple, colorful fact sheet to read with young children. (PDF) English or Spanish

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Get Ready Games Guide
Hold your own Get Ready party with our Get Ready Games Guide. Ask your mom, dad, teacher or other adult for help in making your own games. Materials and tips are included for games such as Get Ready Bowling and Wheel of Health. Great for rainy day fun! (PDF)

A winter preparedness tale for kids: Anita's Story
This short story tells the tale of Anita, a young girl whose family is facing a winter storm. Read this preparedness story, (PDF) then answer the questions at the end to test what you learned!

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