The Apartment Therapy team has shared tips for stocking emergency kits here and here. These are a few additions that might help kids to pass the time, and take the edge off of a weird and unknown situation.
• Books – Stash duplicate copies of beloved titles along with the requisite flashlights and blankets.
• Music & Media – Get a few of the kids' favorite albums onto a smart phone or iPod, and keep some movies or shows loaded on a tablet or laptop.
• Games & Toys – Choose age-appropriate items that will keep kids entertained. Think blocks, memory games and play dough for younger children, Banangrams and Apples To Apples for big kids.
• Classics – Bubbles, Silly Putty, Slinky and a travel-sized Etch A Sketch or Magna Doodle are all great ways to keep kids occupied and add minimal bulk to an emergency kit.
What other non-essentials will you add to your family's emergency kit?