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I get a lot of these two things: summer storms and storm tips. One is from nature and one is from both nature and nurture, my daughter. She’s studying to be a meteorologist. One of the main things she tells me to do is to have a weather plan. That’s a plan for what to do in case of various weather emergencies. It’s a terrific idea! If you come up with a plan then you aren’t rushing around in a panic at the last minute wondering what to do. Today, I’m showing a few ideas for making a summer storm kit using Duracell batteries to help keep you and your family out of the dark and entertained when the lights go out.
This kit is perfect for those storms that suddenly kick up in the afternoons or evenings. You know the ones might that make the lights go out and scare everyone with loud noise and inconvenience? Yeah. Creating a container ready for that will put everyone’s mind at ease, especially when the lights go out!
I went to WalMart and bought things I thought would help get us through and keep us all entertained. I made sure to grab some Duracell batteries. There is nothing worse than the last flicker of light from your flashlight and realizing that you have no more batteries. Wait. Not true. There is nothing worse than hearing, “My game needs more batteries.” and realizing, during a power outage, that you don’t have any. Either way, don’t let that happen to you. Speaking of games…I also picked up Catch Phrase there! I think that will be perfect for our family! Um…you will need 3 AAA batteries for it. So, plan ahead!
I’m just going to say it. Sometimes snacks help get you through storms! I made sure to add some to the summer storm kit. I even added some white and dark chocolate covered cranberries for playing Tic Tac Toe around the battery operated lantern. I’m storing my kit in the pantry so I don’t need to worry about the chocolate melting, also my kids will eat them pretty fast. LOL! You could also use pieces of colored paper, coins or non melting candies for game pieces.
Here’s a tic tac toe printable that you can add to your kit! Playing a game keeps everyone’s mind off the storm and it’s something the whole family can do! Simply click the image below for Tic Tac Toe boards that are ready to be printed on standard 8.5×11″ paper. Then cut out the boards and you’re ready to play!
Here are some more things you should consider when creating a storm safety kit.
I have three teenagers in the house (one’s almost 20!) but they still get nervous when the thunder starts rumbling, wind is howling and the lights go out. So do I! It’s really nice to have a storm kit ready until everything gets back to normal. Have you made a storm kit?
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