Have you heard it yet… it’s summertime and if you haven’t heard it yet you probably will!
Have you seen the bored idea sheet floating around the internet? It’s pretty clever. When your kid tells you they are bored you refer them to this list….
Something to do for each letter:
Do something nice
We also like the idea of taking the time during the summer to teach our kids some valuable “preparedness” life lessons so we came with our own little BORED plan and thought you guys might like it too!
There are so many things you could “build” with your kids. Build a garden plot, build a cardboard box solar oven, build can racks, build 72 hour kits. You can get creative and work on building something that will help you be more prepared. Here are some ideas:
- Build a 72 hour kit full plan
- Build a milk jug 72 hour kit
- Disaster kit scavenger hunt
- Emergency kit for kids at school
- Emergency car kit
- Tutorial On How To Make A Cardboard Box Oven
- 10 Ways To Practice Powerless Cooking This Summer
- How to Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven
- How to Make a #10 Can Grill
- Tutorial On How To Make A #10 Can Stove
- How To Build A Vinyl Square Foot Garden Box
Make organizing something a game with your kids. There are food storage shelves, closets full of eprep items, maybe it’s your garage area with items. Kids like being challenged. Make a checklist and have them be in charge of marking the boxes.Here are some ideas:
- Cute Shelf Labels
- Creative Uses For Old #10 Cans
- How to Create a Recipe Binder
- Preparedness Cleaning Zones
- Kitchen Organization and Cleaning Tips
Research something new. Do your kids know what to do if an earthquake hits or some other natural disaster. Get on youtube and watch some videos so they understand what types of “emergencies” you’re preparing for. Educate them so they feel like they understand. The confidence they will gain will help with any worries they may have. Here are some ideas:
- Handout: Powerless Cooking Fuels Handout
- Emergency Sanitation Kits
- Video: How to Use a Wheat Grinder
- 17 Ways To Use Your Wheat Grinder
- How to Grow Easter Grass With Wheat
- How To: Turn Off Natural Gas
- How To: Turn Off Main Water Supply
- How To: Change A Tire
Want to know a secret? Kids are super proud of themselves and won’t admit food is bad if they made it. Have your kids help you try new recipes that use and rotate your food storage. Also- There are a lot of things you can learn with preparedness by baking something. We recommend you try some powerless cooking when you bake something. Here are some ideas:
- Recipe Index
- Powerless Cooking Class
- How to Make Bread
- How To Make Strawberry Jam
- How To Can Homemade Applesauce
- Homemade Fruit Leather
Summer is a great time to develop or revisit your plans. What happens if there is a house fire? What happens if there is an incident at school?
Role play and have your kids participate in the plan. Here are some ideas:
- Develop an Emergency Binder
- Fire preparedness
- 5 Questions To Ask Yourself When Planning A Three Month Supply
- Food Storage Calculator FAQ
- Webinar: How to Plan a Year Supply
For a printout of the “bored” plan click here or on the image below:
That’s Not All!
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