SURPRISE #1: GROUP LESSON PLANS

Welcome to our Suprise Party!
Each week, for three weeks, we’ll be giving you a FUN SURPRISE!
Did you get the invite? Go here if you didn’t. Today we are announcing the ACTIVITY part of the party!

This surprise is for A LOT of you who have emailed us asking for ideas on how to teach a big group of people, or even just asking us for help on how to explain to a doubting friend or family member why you build a food storage.

We are also often asked if we teach classes. While we would LOVE to say yes to each request, we just can’t. With young families, working husbands, and busy schedules we are limited in the events we can attend.

So- what is the surprise? It’s LESSON PLANS!!! We created these lesson plans for you to use when you have events, group meetings, enrichments, or even just family activities. The lesson plans and/or handouts can also be helpful for you to share with friends and family members.

There will be a total of 4 lesson plans. We’re going to have these lesson plans on our Lesson Plans page found under the Site Highlights tab. You’ll be able to go there, and download them for free at anytime. Today, we’re going to be introducing how the lesson plans work, then giving you Lesson 1 at the end of the post. Over the next 3 days, we’ll post the remaining 3 lessons.

We encourage you to use these, share these, give them to people you know who are in charge of putting together group meetings, community trainings, or enrichment classes.

FLYERS/INVITATIONS:
Each download comes with a flyer you can print and fill out your own specific information to post up at your church, school, or work location. Also included are invitations you can cut out and hand our or pass along.
LESSON PLANS:
Each lesson comes with a lesson plan that outlines exactly how to run your lesson. You can use these as basic guidelines, or follow them exactly.
TEACHER CHEAT SHEETS:
We developed these cheat sheets for you to study, so that you can feel confident and have all the information you need to teach an informative and complete class.
VISUAL AIDS:
Use these to tape up as you go through the different parts of the lessons. Visual aids help you keep on task and provide something for class members to stay focused on and/or to organize their notes into sections.
HANDOUTS:
You wouldn’t want class members to leave empty-handed now would you? Each lesson plan comes with handouts you can print for your class members so they have all of the most important information to keep and use at home.

PURPOSE:
To help class members understand why they should have food storage, and how to make a basic emergency plan.

Download Lesson 1 Now!



Stay tuned, because we’ll be posting 3 more lesson plans this week. To get all the lessons plans, you can visit the Lesson Plans page. We’re so excited about this surprise, as it’s something we’ve been wanting to give you all for a LONG TIME!


  • ann

    This was very helpful and I have passed it on to family members. The only one I had a problem with was the 72 hour list. I don’t find Jolly Ranchers, fruit roll ups and gum to be food essentials–way too much sugar. How about dehydrated fruit in individual packages, nuts, veggie chips, healthy protein bars such as Clif Bars, V-8 juice, peanut butter or cheese crackers, etc. etc.

  • AkT

    AMAZING! Thank you so much for being so gracious and soo incredibly helpful!

  • AkT

    AMAZING! Thank you so much for being so gracious and soo incredibly helpful!

  • Kelley

    You ladies are wonderful! So very helpful and thoughtful! You really keep me on track and motivated.

  • Vicki in GA

    Wow – fantastic and thank you for all your hard work…you are the best!

  • Vicki in GA

    Wow – fantastic and thank you for all your hard work…you are the best!

  • I am so glad to have this group,I am working on learning to effectively acomplish this food storage thing. Our homeschool Hope Christian Church and School has a group for this. thanks for all the great info.

  • Mary Jarrett

    You were right when you said I would like your surprise! Jodi and Julie, you are awesome! Thank you for all your work in assembling this information. This is great!

  • Jeni

    Amazing!!!!! how did you know I’m teaching RS about building a 3 month supply next week. Thanks so much!

  • TK

    Thank you for the surprise! Now I can be more organized and follow your outline. This will help with the brain burp moments when sharing about food storage. 🙂

  • Brandi

    THIS IS AWESOME! Than you so very much!

  • pokeygator

    What a great lot of work you’ve done!! So helpful!

  • Bobau0605

    Can’t wait to use these with those “it’s just food hoarding” and “you’re willing to give up pretty space in your home just for food” friends!

  • wow this is great !!!! Thank you so much many people will get a lot of good out of this and your carma points have gone up considerably !!!!! ( wink )
    Love you guys

  • Geri

    Thanks so much – you gals are great!

  • Geri

    Thanks so much – you gals are great!

  • Robin Savage

    I love this. Thank you so much. I do have a question though about the 72 hour kits that are recommended to be kept in your car, including water. I live in Texas and it gets really hot here in the summer, and the temperature in the car is even hotter. In the event of an emergency or car breakdown, it is a great idea to have water in the car to avoid dehydration from the intense heat, especially with small kids, obviously. The water storage says to keep away from extreme heat. How do you suggest storing the 72 hour kits and water in the trunk despite the heat?

  • Robin Savage

    I love this. Thank you so much. I do have a question though about the 72 hour kits that are recommended to be kept in your car, including water. I live in Texas and it gets really hot here in the summer, and the temperature in the car is even hotter. In the event of an emergency or car breakdown, it is a great idea to have water in the car to avoid dehydration from the intense heat, especially with small kids, obviously. The water storage says to keep away from extreme heat. How do you suggest storing the 72 hour kits and water in the trunk despite the heat?

    • Kwsecs

      I live in Southern Arizona, where it is really HOT!!  This has been a major stumbling block in having 72 hour kits in our cars.  We work 50 miles from our home so we are very vulnerable to emergency problems on the interstate.  Anyone have any great ideas to solve this problem?

      • Probably try storing foods that won’t be affected by extreme heat like crackers, etc. and make sure to store water in containers besides plastic, as the plastic can cause chemicals to leach into your water at extreme temperatures. Hope that helps a bit.

  • Okierose

    This is great! Thank you both for sharing this!

  • Lisa

    How wonderful! I’ve been teaching classes now for a couple years and have never really had an organized lesson plan-kinda flying by the seat of my pants, so to speak! Thank you so much!

  • Janeil Jones

    WOW! I have no immediate plans for teaching (I’m still learning), but that is awesome!

  • Shotzeedog

    What happened to the shelf stable recipe for this Saturday?

  • Holcomb1298

    I am a food storage specialist in the South and I am totally excited to see this!!! (I just hope you put out a lot more lessons as I am in my 4th month of teaching food storage classes at my home….. so I CAN”T WAIT for the next lesson outline!!!)