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Preparedness Empowers You

It saves lives, property, and time.

Emergencies happen, often with little or no notice. By taking action beforehand you can be prepared for any emergency.

Be Ready Navy!
I am. Are you?

Fun Activities

Have some fun getting Ready!

  • Click here for some cool activities you can complete on your own or as a family. Be sure to talk to your family and friends about it, so they can all be Ready Navy!
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  • Go on a treasure hunt with your family to find emergency supplies for your bug out bag and family kit. A plastic bin or a duffle bag makes a great place to store your kit items.
  • Practice your plan, including calling your special contact, often. You can take turns being the emergency plan leader and see who remembers your family plan best.
  • Get creative. See how many games you can come up with to play when there is no power.

Discover more kid-friendly activities and materials:

  • BAM! Body and Mind—Answer questions about disease and fitness.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Uncover resources for safe and healthy kids and teens, including activity books, fun pages, and holiday tips.
  • Disaster Hero—Play free simulated game show mini-games designed to teach children (grades 1 through 8), parents, and teachers/caregivers how to prepare for disasters.

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency—Find preparedness games, stories, coloring pages, and safety information.
  • National Fire Protection Association—Learn about fire safety and prevention with Sparky the Fire Dog. Find his secret code.
  • NOAA Lightning Safety—Discover safety tips and activities to keep you and your family safe from lightning.
  • NOAA’S National Weather Service—Discover interesting things about hurricanes, winter storms, thunderstorms and other hazardous weather.
  • Ready Kids—Find step-by-step instructions on what kids and their families can do to prepare for all kinds of emergencies.
  • Sesame Street Here for Each Other—Gain knowledge to help family members after an emergency.
  • Sesame Street Let’s Get Ready—Learn ways to plan together for emergencies.
  • Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure!—Earn your Young Meteorologist Certifitcate through a severe weather preparedness adventure, developed in  partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service and the National Education Association, where you’ll encounter lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms – all while learning about severe weather science and safety. Resources for educators, parents and meteorologists to guide Young Meteorologists are also available.
  • Storm Hero—Click on "Play Storm Hero" found in the right column of the Storm Struck page, and find 20 important items that should go into your family's emergency supply kit.
  • United States Geological Survey—Find learning links and earthquake activities.

Be Ready Navy—Be informed before, during, and after an incident; make a written family emergency plan; and build an emergency supply kit good for at least three days.

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