Sending children off to school prepared is very important.
- Kits should contain important basics like water, food, and light, as well as be packed appropriately for storage in a backpack or desk.
- Food items should be high energy, ready-to-eat, and non-perishable. Consider granola bars, trail mix, dried fruit, or beef or turkey jerky. Also include comfort foods like hard candies or cookies.
- Pack a sealed bottle of water or a supply of drinking water packets.
- Parents should also write a note of comfort for their child to be included with the kit (see examples below).
- Include a mini-flashlight with batteries or a 12-hour light stick.
- Parents should also consider including a mini-first aid pack and items for entertainment like a travel game, crayons and coloring book, or a deck of cards.
- Additionally, parents should include a copy of their Family Disaster Plan
Consider writing a comfort letter to your child.