What if my child gets off at the wrong bus stop? What if there is a lock down? What if there is a natural disaster? Here is an idea to calm a few nerves: Tiny Emergency Kit.
This tiny kit can be put in your child’s backpack and is super light. If your child gets in a situation that makes them nervous, they will have phone numbers and a family picture to help them get to where they need to be.
Tiny Emergency Kit
(put contents in a quart size plastic bag)
1 small water (8oz size)
2 granola bars
4 small candies
4×6 family picture
List of important phone numbers
(I glued a 4×6 family picture on a piece of 4×6 cardboard. I then glued a print out of the phone numbers on the back of the cardboard. ) Here is a blank emergency info form you can fill out.
There is no way to protect your kids from every possible problem or situation. The best thing to do is teach them to pray and prepare them with things like the Tiny Emergency Kit. Hopefully when they look at the family picture in the kit, they be reminded to pray, because that is what they have been taught to do when things go wrong. Your kids will find comfort in knowing Heavenly Father is there even when you can’t be.
My youngest daughter came home from school a while ago and told me that a boy in her class cut his finger. They were out of bandages! So my little daughter went to her backpack and got out a bandage to give to the boy. Maybe that was the only time her kit will only ever be used…I hope so. 🙂