Get “Prepared” to Trick-or-Treat

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Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stanley with his Halloween costume. Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stanley with his Halloween costume.

We’re really excited for Halloween and can’t wait to go Trick-or-Treating! How about you?!?!

As Stella and I talked about all the candy we wanted to get, we thought of ways we could remind everyone that getting prepared can be fun too!

So…..

We’ll use the map we drew of our neighborhood from our family communication plan to highlight our trick-or-treating path! You can too!

Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stanley and Flat Stella prepare to go trick-or-treating in their neighborhood by highlighting their path using a map of their neighborhood from their family emergency communication plan.Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stanley and Flat Stella prepare to go trick-or-treating in their neighborhood by highlighting their path using a map of their neighborhood from their family emergency communication plan.

We want to make sure to go to all of our neighbors’ houses.

Our map also has our family meeting location, just in case anything happens.  If your family communication plan doesn’t include a map, maybe this weekend you can ask your parents to sit down and draw one with you.

We’ll be sure to take our flashlight just in case it gets a little too dark. A flashlight is also a good item to keep in your kit.

Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stanley grabs his flashlight in case it is dark while trick-or-treating. A flashlight is also a good item to include in your emergency supply kit.Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stanley grabs his flashlight in case it is dark while trick-or-treating. A flashlight is also a good item to include in your emergency supply kit.

Then, I had an idea to grab some other supplies to take around and encourage our neighbors to get prepared! As we go door-to-door to our neighbors’ homes, we’ll show them some of the items they can keep in their emergency supply kit.

Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stella shows some basic first aid supplies that should be in your emergency supply kit.Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stella shows some basic first aid supplies that should be in your emergency supply kit.

Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stella shows some other items to include in your emergency supply kit. Water and snacks should be included in your kit.Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Flat Stella shows some other items to include in your emergency supply kit. Water and snacks should be included in your kit.

Then, we’ll be sure to thank them for all the candy they give us!

Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Halloween candy for the flats.Washington, D.C., October 30, 2013 -- Halloween candy for the flats.

Stella and I are always thinking of fun ways to incorporate being prepared in everything we do.  Share with us the fun activities you and your family have done to get more prepared!

We can’t wait to go trick-or-treating! We hope you have a fun (and safe) time too!

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11/19/2013 - 10:27
Posted on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:05
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