Youth

Kids Globe

Just for Kids! Join The Crew!

You can get involved and help your family and friends be prepared. Place check marks beside the tasks you have completed below. Once you have four checkmarks from the list below, make it official! Have a parent help you print out the certificate, sign it, and hang it in your room! Helping your family is fun! 

Here are some easy steps to get started:  

  • Remind your parents to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
  • Map it out! Help plan ways to get out of your house. Have a fire drill with your family to practice your plan!
  • Know how and when to call 911. Be sure to remember your parents’ full names, your address, and phone number.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt! Help your parents build a family emergency kit with items found around your home. You can build one for your family car as well!
  • If you know a thunderstorm is coming, stay indoors. Play an inside game until the storm passes.
  • It’s better to turn around! Never walk into floodwater. Remind your family not to drive through flooded streets.
  • Play with toys, not fire. Don’t touch matches, lighters or candles.

   

Attention Parents, Teachers and Youth Programs!

Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, often without warning. Disaster planning, response, and recovery efforts must take into account the unique needs of children, who make up roughly a quarter of the U.S. population. These efforts should also engage the unique strengths children bring to emergency preparedness. The following are resources you can utilize to teach children about safety and disaster preparedness:

Fire Safety

Ready Kids!  

Ready 2 Help - is a  card game for children ages 8 - 12 that teaches youth how to stay safe and get help in emergencies. A new resource created by FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division, the card game builds a culture of preparedness from an early age by teaching youth five key skills: stay safe, stay calm, get help, give information, and give care. Ready 2 Help is designed for after-school programs, extracurricular youth groups, and home play.
 
To get a copy of the Ready 2 Help card game and companion book: 
Download and print from www.ready.gov/game
Or, Request FREE printed copies from FEMA Publications Warehouse at 1-800-480-2520 and ask for publication number P-2012 (Companion Book) and P-2013 (Card Game).

Prepare with Pedro Disaster Preparedness Activity Book, is a joint project of the American Red Cross and FEMA. This activity book is designed for adults & children to work on together. Children can learn about fire, earthquakes, floods, tornados & other disasters, as well as how to protect themselves — all while having fun coloring. The activity book can also help build a culture of preparedness by empowering youth and their families to be better prepared for disasters. To order a hardcopy of the activity book, go to FEMA Publications and order Publication #2005. 

Red Cross Youth Opportunities

Sesame Street - Let's Get Ready!

Youth Preparedness 

Youth Preparedness FEMA Resources

 


 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Click here to download the Kids Crew Certificate!