FEMA for Kids: Know the Facts

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FEMA for Kids

Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can go to the kids section of ready.gov to create a plan that will help you be ready for different kinds of unexpected situations.

You're already a great planner. Every day you get your homework done, get to music or sports practice on time and plan where and when you'll meet up with friends. But how do you get prepared for emergencies?

Know the Facts

Do you know about different kinds of weather events and other unexpected situations? The words and terms you hear during emergencies can be confusing. Follow the link to find the most common terms used for disasters.

These agencies can also help finding out more information on what to do in different disasters. 

Making a Plan

Make a family emergency plan today, before the unexpected happens. Gather your family to sit down together and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency.

Download and print out Ready’s easy Family Emergency Plan form. Answer the questions, fill in the blanks and then place a copy of this plan in your emergency supply kit or another safe place where you can access it in the event of a disaster.

Building a Kit

Just think about all the things your family uses every day. Clothes, money, TV or radio, books,  and don't forget about food. Learn how to build an emergency supply kit that includes everything your family needs.

Flat Stanley and Flat Stella

Flat Stanley and Flat Stella have been asked to serve as ambassadors to promote preparedness. How great is that?

Children and their parents can build their own FEMA Flat Stanley or Flat Stella, and then share with other children and classrooms the steps they have taken to support preparedness throughout their homes, schools and communities.

Download Flat Stanley and his sister Flat Stella and start your adventure today:

For fun and games to help kids learn more about what to do in the event of a disaster:

For more detailed information, visit http://www.ready.gov/kids.

Last Updated: 
03/07/2013 - 08:25