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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