Make a Family Emergency Kit
Your family can cope with an emergency much easier if you've gathered some essential supplies in advance. Your emergency kit – or "go kit" – should provide your family's basic needs
for at least three days.
Making a "go kit" is a great project to keep kids busy while they're home from school over the holidays. Start by giving them an example list (available from the American Red Cross or
Ready.gov). Ask them to suggest what items your family needs, what isn't necessary, and what your family should add (remember your pets). Include them in the decision about how
many kits your family needs, and where they should be kept.
Once you agree on what your family's kit should include, let the kids gather the items that you already own, and make a list of items you need (watch for items to go on sale). Finally,
let them build the kits, and assign them the duty of updating them each year.