Personal Preparedness Writing and Art Activity Sheet
This worksheet activity teaches kids about preparation and organization through art and writing. It helps students think critically about how they can prepare for hypothetical situations, in which they would be away from home or without essential resources for an extended amount of time. Students will familiarize themselves with preparation skills—giving them more confidence in emergencies or in the event they must act independently.
Students will draw or write their solutions to the steps they’ll take to physically prepare for an emergency, extended trip, or independent outing. Steps include knowing what they should bring, what they should wear, and what they might experience during an emergency, sleepover, class field trip, family vacation, camping trip, etc.
Give students an exact scenario or have them come up with their own. Here is a further list of scenario ideas:
First day of school
Hurricane or tornado
Bad weather like snow or rain
Overnight trip without parents
Trip to the beach or park
Ask them to critically discriminate between what they need to bring vs. non-essentials. What items should they prioritize and what items are best left at home? What can they bring to help loved ones? Talk with your students about what constitutes as an emergency and what doesn’t.
In addition to drawing, students can also cut out pictures from magazines and paste them onto the worksheet. This is a PDF—meaning tech-savvy students can be given this assignment via computer. They can copy-and-paste images or simply type answers directly to the PDF.
Sheets are in black and white, so they’re printer friendly. Girl and boy/neutral human versions available. Can be completed within a lesson, or sent home as a fun little weekend assignment.
Fantastic for students with autism and other special needs as a life skill’s exercise.
My Preparedness Activity Sheet visually communicates the critical life skills of preparedness and organization in an easily understandable way while exercising student’s writing and art skills.
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