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Make a first aid kit

Use a shoe box to place your first aid kit in. To make your shoe box look like a first aid kit cover it with white construction paper, and draw a red cross on it. Write the words First Aid on it, or print out the label below. You can choose to buy a plastic container to store your supplies in.

Do you know what the red cross stands for?

(Emergency medical help)

Here is a list of items you can put in your first aid kit.

* adhesive bandages
* antiseptic
* baking soda
* calamine lotion
* insect repellent
* needles
* rubbing alcohol
* Safety Pins
* Scissors
* soap
* squares of clean cloth or gauze wrapped in paper
* tape
* tissues
* tweezers
* a flash light (test to make sure it works)
* change or a quarter to make an emergency call
(911 is a free call but you might need to call home)

Print and cut out red cross. Paste on your kit. We use clear contact paper.

Do you know what to do in case of a fire?

  • Make a "Home Escape Plan" in case of a fire. Find two ways to escape from every room, and practice getting out of your house during the day and night with your whole family. With your family, decide on a "Safety Spot" outside the house where you will all meet after escaping a fire.

  • Matches and lighters are tools, not toys. These tools help adults use fire properly. If you see someone playing with fire, quickly tell an adult.

  • If a fire starts in your home or you hear the smoke detector alarm, yell "Fire!" several times and go outside right away. If you live in a building with an elevator, use the stairs. Never try to hide from fire. Leave all your things right where they are. Once you are outside, go to your "Safety Spot" and then send one person for help.

  • If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop and roll. Stop what you are doing, drop to the ground, cover your face and roll over and over until the flames go out. Running will only make it worse.

  • Write emergency phone numbers on a card, and post it near your phone. Keep a phone book near your phone be sure everyone knows where the emergency numbers are inside the phone book.


If you see or smell smoke inside, how should you Escape?

Remember: The most important thing to take with you is YOU. Stay low and crawl to the nearest safe exit. Go to your family's Safety Spot and stay there.

God is always with you

  • Read Psalm 121:8

    Circle the correct answer about how God takes care of us.

  • 1. When does God promise to watch over us?

      a. When we are good.
      b. When we are at church.
      c. Everywhere we go.

  • 2. How long does God promise to watch over us?

      a. Until we are adults.
      b. Now and forever.
      c. Until we can take care of ourselves.


Your Safe Child
Has a great quiz and tips for kids on Safety from abductions

a 26 page educational coloring book from American Red Cross

Lots of Safety Links from Jill Puich

This page was in the September Issue