So, hopefully, everyone is settled in and school is going well. . .are you ready for weather? Tornado, ice storms and such, oh my! Please think about what your child might need if caught overnight at school or daycare. Pretty sure we’ve all seen that it can happen. What about a mini-emergency kit (maybe a quart or gallon ziplock bag) with a granola bar or other food, a foil blanket, a flashlight, maybe an activity like a card game, etc.that stays in the backpack? What would make life easier for him/her and ease your heart a little in such a situation? Try the handy disaster checklists available at

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Ideas for mini-emergency kit (links are for ideas–add whatever you can from supplies on hand):

Card game like Blink

Mini first aid kit

Foil blanket


Granola bars or other snack food


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