Children are our future, and the skills we teach them now will forever be with them. As parents, you want to give your kids all the tools they’ll need. So why not teach them survival skills while making a game out of them?
As the video suggests, camping can be a great way for you to bond with your kids, teach them how to set up camp and maybe even start a fire. Of course, many outdoor activities can be used to teach children useful skills without them realizing that they’re learning. After all, some kids may not pay attention if they think they’re in for a boring lesson.
Another situation you can make a game out of is a power outage. The dark scares some kids, and the storm that caused the outage isn’t helping most of the time. Turn off all the lights and find alternate ways to cook your food to simulate a power outage. Not only will the kids be prepared for the real deal, they also may not be as scared when the lights go out because they know what to do.
Some kids love to play doctor with their stuffed animals and siblings, so why not translate that into a real-world scenario? Have your kids practice wrapping bandages and making splints and slings. First-aid is important and can be used in various situations.
Hide and seek is a great way to help your kids find the best hiding places in the house in case of a home invasion. Check out other ways you can prepare your family for the worst.
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