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Ready Marine Corps Kids

Emergency Preparedness Program

Preparing the youngest members of the USMC community
Fun Activities

Emergency preparedness is fun and smart!

Have some fun Living Ready Marine Corps!

  • Try Chesty's fun activity sheets. You can complete them on your own or as a family. Share them with your family and friends!
  • Go on a treasure hunt for emergency supplies for your bug out bag and family kit.
  • Practice your plan, including calling your special contact, often. You can take turns being the emergency plan leader and see who remembers your family plan best.
  • Get creative. Invent a game you can play when there is no power.


Discover more kid-friendly activities and materials:


  • BAM! Body and Mind—Answer questions about disease and fitness. 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Uncover resources for safe and healthy kids and teens, including activity books, fun pages, and holiday tips.
  • Disaster Hero—Play free simulated game show mini-games designed to teach children (grades 1 through 8), parents, and teachers/caregivers how to prepare for disasters.
  • National Fire Protection Association—Learn about fire safety and prevention with Sparky the Fire Dog. Find his secret code.
  • NOAA Lightning Safety—Discover safety tips and activities to keep you and your family safe from lightning.
  • NOAA’S National Weather Service—Discover interesting things about hurricanes, winter storms, thunderstorms and other hazardous weather.
  • Ready Kids—Find step-by-step instructions on what kids and their families can do to prepare for all kinds of emergencies.
  • Sesame Street Here for Each Other—Gain knowledge to help family members after an emergency.
  • Sesame Street Let’s Get Ready—Learn ways to plan together for emergencies.
  • Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure!—Earn your Young Meteorologist Certificate through a severe weather preparedness adventure, developed in  partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service and the National Education Association, where you’ll encounter lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms – all while learning about severe weather science and safety. Resources for educators, parents and meteorologists to guide Young Meteorologists are also available.
  • Storm Hero—Click on "Play Storm Hero" found in the right column of the Storm Struck page, and find 20 important items that should go into your family's emergency supply kit.
  • United States Geological Survey—Find learning links and earthquake activities.

Set your own course through any hazard: stay informed, make a plan, build a kit.
Live Ready Marine Corps.