Preparedness for Kids & Teens

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Prepare with Pedro is a free youth preparedness program created by the American Red Cross to serve as a resource for teaching young children and their families how to stay safe during disasters and emergencies through fun activities such as crosswords, coloring pages, matching games, and more!

Ready Wrigley Preparedness Pup

The CDC’s Ready Wrigley materials focus on the character of Wrigley, a dog who leads children through preparedness activities and demonstrates ways to stay safe after disasters. Ready Wrigley books feature activities and can be printed and used as coloring books. They cover tornadoes, extreme heat, earthquakes, and staying safe after a flood.

Disaster Preparedness

Prepare with Pedro - Disaster Preparedness Activity Book

Wash Your Hands

Prepare with Pedro - Wash Your Hands

Hurricane Preparedness

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Hurricane Preparedness


Flood Preparedness

Prepare with Pedro - Flood

Flooding & Mold


Tornado Preparedness

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Tornado Preparedness


Wildfire Preparedness

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Wildfires & Smoke


Extreme Heat


Winter Weather


Power Outages

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Resilience & Coping

Prepare with Pedro - Resilience and Coping Skills

Coping After a Disaster




Are you ready? These games will test your know-how in a wide range of emergencies and teach you how to build the emergency kit.

Disaster Master
Build A Kit

Everybody Has a Role—Including Teens

Teenagers and other young people help their families, schools, and communities prepare for disasters. They can be leaders before, during, and after disasters. Whether you’re just starting to learn about preparedness, want to join or start a youth preparedness program, or are looking for materials to teach the next generation of preparedness leaders, you’ll find lots of options on this page to help you learn how to prepare for a disaster.

We all have a role to play in ensuring the safety of our communities. You, too, can make a difference!

Prepare Your Family

Being prepared for disasters starts at home. Everyone can be part of helping to prepare for emergencies. Young children and teens alike can be a part of the process. As a parent, guardian, or other family member, you have an important role to play when it comes to protecting the children in your life and helping them be prepared in case disaster strikes.

Additional Resources

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Youth Preparedness Council Long Logo
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