Survival 101 For Kids: Be Prepared!

This week is National Boy Scout week, and though we don’t have many scouts in our group, we thought we’d take a page from their book and talk about survival. We live in an area with deep, dense forests and lots of creeks and rivers. Knowing what to do – and what not to do – if you get lost can save your life.

We met at the Village Creek State Park pavilion, a favorite location for our group. Despite the cool and cloudy day, we had 10 students ranging from grades 2 through 6 join us for this class. The kids learned about the four steps to survival, and what items they should always bring with them when hiking or camping – things like a small first aid kit, a whistle, a couple of garbage bags and a brightly colored bandana. They also learned which was more important in a survival situation, food, water or shelter.

If you missed the class, you can find the notes we used, complete with links here: Survival Class Outline and corresponding Notebooking pages. If you were there, you can also find the Notebooking pages and a quiz that you can give to your students later on to see how much information they retained.

See you next week!



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