- Board games
- Card games
- Puzzles (jigsaw and crossword)
- Art supplies (coloring books and crayons, drawing pencils and paper, etc.)
Don’t forget to store extra batteries, flashlights and/or candles with matches with these supplies.
Having a variety of different entertainment options will help keep children occupied and settled. If they enjoy play-acting or storytelling, prepare kits in which they could create a skit or story to share with the family. Storing extra clothing that can double as outfits for plays can provide extra layers for warmth.
A journal is useful for record feelings, experiences and notes to prepare better for future emergencies. Along with a journal, keeping a camera on hand could be a way to document your experience.
Here is a recipe for making homemade play dough:
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp powdered alum
1/2 cup salt
2 Tbsp vanilla
Mix all dry ingredients. Add oil and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until reaching the consistency of mashed potatoes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and food coloring. Divide into balls and work in color by kneading the play dough. Enjoy!