My family safety is my top priority. My main focus with the kiddos last month in our school lesson was going over Safety awareness and emergency preparedness. So when we learned about Red Cross Pillowcase project, at a Play it safe Interactive Community Event it fixed the subject perfectly.
The American Red Cross has partnered with Disney to help bring preparedness education to children in grades 3-5 through “The pillowcase Project”. The Pillowcase Project started in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina when the Red Cross chapter leader learned about college students using pillowcases to carry their belongings doing the evacuation. Inspired by the students, the chamber started using pillowcases to help teach children about personal and family preparedness. In a 60 minute presentation taught by Red Cross volunteers. The children learn about how to prepare for local and national emergencies, they practice what they have learned and share it with family and friends. When the kids complete the program they will receive a nice sturdy pillowcase. That they can use to build their personal emergency supplies kit. This is a great program and if you like more information, like scheduling a presentation near you or you would like to volunteer, you can contact your local Red Cross chapter.
The Play It Safe event number one focus was to teach the children safety awareness through fun educational demonstrations and activities. The event was organized into three different “zones”—home, vehicles and sports/outdoors. They also had a “snack zone” with lots of refreshments. The kids visit each Safety Zone were there were activities, demonstrations, Safety Tips and lots of goodies in each zone. Because we pre-registered for this event, the kids were able to pick up a Free Bicycle Helmet after visiting all three Safety Zone. The kids and I had such amazing time and gain so much additional knowledge. Below you will find a some Safety tips the kids picked up at the event.
My parent tip of the day is for you to check out your local community calendar and see what family event are going on in your community. Thanks for hanging out with us!