Keep Your Family Safe and Entertained

August 30, 2019

As you get ready for hurricane season, we put together some tips to help keep your family safe and entertained while staying inside.


  • Be sure to fully charge electronic devices (charge your portable battery chargers too!)
  • Download movies, audiobooks and games onto those devices so they are accessible if your internet is disabled
  • Give your children their own flashlight (this can provide them comfort and empowerment during the storm)
  • Give your children headphones (noise-cancelling headphones can help calm frightened children)
  • Consider a trip to the bookstore before the storm to let your children pick out new books, coloring books and crafts


  • Build a fort together in a safe closet or room away from windows and set it up as a theater with snacks, a cooler, soft blanket and pillow
  • Have a scavenger hunt (with or without a flashlight)
  • Draw and color portraits of each other
  • Make themed collages out of pictures and words cuts from old magazines
  • Write a letter to your future selves
  • Hurricane The Musical: Write and perform a silly play about the hurricane
  • Choreograph a dance and perform
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