Crisis Bag Activity

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  1. geiwee

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    I need to put together my classroom crisis bag. This is a bag we take during emergencies such as tornado, fire, etc. We are suppose to put an activity in there that we could do with our class if we are waiting a while. What is an activity I could have in a small bag, suitable for preschoolers? Most teachers do some sort of card game but I cannot think of something for preschool.
     
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    what about a favorite story book?
     
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    Can you include a 64 pack of crayons and a few notebooks full of paper?
     
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    For all those long drills we go down to the football field so there is no good place for my kids to draw. Where do you go? We are in a building attached to the adult school so we are evacuated with the high schoolers. I put an old music and movement parachute in the bag. They sit on it to keep them in one area or we can hold it above them in the shade when it is brutally hot or cover them from the rain or we can play with it. I also take picture books but we usually just sing. Since we are in a wild fire area we practice quite a bit. The hardest part is getting there and back without being trampled by 2000 teenagers. When in doubt a bunch of the big kids know me so they volunteer to help entertain. In a real fire we are sheltered in place in the buildings because they were built not to burn but that is another long story.
     
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    My children huddle in a corner of the room during our lockdown drills. I love the idea of having a bag to grab, I might do that proactively this year to save myself stress! Last year during our drill I brought a few books and wiki sticks. I handed each child 2 wiki sticks and told them to use them to try making letters. If they got stuck I would whisper letters to them to try. They loved it, it kept them quiet and entertained.
     
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    I like the above ideas! One thing we do in my district are called lockdown lollipops. If we ever went into a lockdown, the lollipops are supposed to help keep kids quiet. I thought it was a cool idea so I wanted to share!
     
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    That's an interesting idea! Too bad my wellness policy forbids it.
     
  9. Jem

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    What about a beanie baby? My class had to toss the beanie baby to one other person in the circle (always the same person), without a single kid dropping it. It took us many, many tries to ever get it without dropping the beanie. They have to do it without talking, too, so it would be a very quiet activity.

    Here's the video of us FINALLY getting it
     
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    How about something you can use as a hot potato? Maybe use Jem's beanie bag idea. Whoever is "It" turns his or her back on the group, then says "STOP"--whoever is caught is "It" next.
     
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    I keep a couple of puzzles, some paper and crayons, a book or two to read, a small box of tissues and a bottle of germ-x, some band-aids and a copy of my class roster.
     
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    Not a particularly interesting activity, but one that my 3's and 4's LOVED (and is super easy...)... all you need are some letter or number cards (I made my own, but flash cards work fine)... give 1 or more to each kid (depending how many you have) and they work together (With your guidance as needed) to put them in order to do the whole alphabet or get all the numbers as high as they go. I'm not sure why this is so fascinating for them, but they love love love this "game."
     

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