Waiting long hours in an emergency shelter is difficult, so gather emergency shelter activities to keep you and your kids busy is part of our fourth August prep challenge. Most of us think we’ll never end up in an emergency shelter, but more people have experienced this than we realize. Be prepared for being there without electricity as well. Could you live without your phone? Add some of the following emergency shelter activities to your 72-hour kit or emergency grab-and-go supplies.
1. Gather Emergency Shelter Activities
You can’t take everything on the list, so think of the individual needs of each family member. Many of the items are just around your home which will help you save money.
- Notepad and Pen – A small notepad and pen is my top choice. It’s a place you can write down your feelings or play games with your kids.
- Word Games – Crossword puzzles, word search activities, or Sudoku. Or print your own online, and reduce the size so you can fit four on one side of a paper and four on the other.
- Coloring Book & Markers – If you like to color, get one of these to pass the time.
- Paperback book – Readers will definitely want something to read.
- Motivational Talk – Copy one of your favorite motivation talks from a church magazine.
- Playing Cards – Find an inexpensive deck of cards or Uno.
- Small Toys – Choose a few small toys to entertain your child such as a Rubik’s cube, a mini stuffed animal, a small doll, or a few Matchbox cars.
I encourage you to take on this challenge and gather some emergency shelter activities for your family.
Best wishes and stay healthy,
The Food Storage Organizer
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