Make It a Game with Your Kids (#29)
I've found that often the best approach is simply to make a game of something. Kids like games. Little ones won't really be able to grasp the big picture, but will find it fun to "help" you organize your pantry supplies and such. Kids who are a little older can help you clean out your pantry, make a master pantry list, organize it, etc.
There are lots of different ways to make play out of pantry building and preparedness with younger children.
- Talk about it being like a savings account because you save money when you buy things when they're on sale.
- Compare it to having a stocked up pantry like Laura Ingalls in Little House in the Big Woods or other pioneers your child may have learned about from books or movies.
- Discuss how grandparents and great-grandparents stocked a pantry when they grew their own food, canned, etc.
Whatever works with your kids, make it fun.
The government also has a section on their Ready.gov site just for kids called Ready Kids. There is quite a bit there for all ages including a downloadable disaster preparedness activity book for younger children called Prepare with Pedro. (Pedro is a cute penguin!)
What are some other ways you can make it a game and fun with your children?
Thankful wife of David for 22 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks