Next came the really fun part! I showed the kids all of the items they would be putting in their kits. Each time I showed another item they would cheer. They were so, so excited and couldn’t believe that they were going to be able to keep all of these items! They were most excited about the flashlight & batteries and hat & gloves.
Each Safety Kit Included:
Red Cross Bag
2 Water Bottles
Family Supply List
Emergency Contact List
Family Photo From Home
Book From Home
Instead of purchasing notebooks for each student, I made some by cutting lined paper and stapling a piece of color paper over the top.
Before going to the classroom, I assembled mini first aid kits. I checked the ones in the travel section during my shopping trip to Walmart to see what they had in them. I put the Band-Aids, Wet Ones and gauze pads in a plastic bag.
I also assembled a kit for the school nurse to give to a child in need. Here are the items I put in the kit.
Zack was so pleased with the project. When he got home from school he told me, “Mom, that was awesome when you brought all that stuff to my class. I want you to do that every day! Every time you showed something else to the kids that were all like YEAH!” That is quite the testimony from a 9 year old! He got to pick a bunch of his friends to help distribute all of the items for the bags. They all had huge smiles on their faces and shouted “THANK YOU!!!!” before I left!
I made the 25 drawstring bags for the supplies, one for each child in the class and one for the school nurse. I will post the tutorial for the bags next week.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias but all opinions are my own. Pictures in slideshow from Ready.gov and Redcross.org.