Homeland Security and Emergency Management

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Kids and Educators

The links listed below offer additional resources for educators and children on a variety of topics relating to Weather Safety and Emergency Preparedness.




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My Phone List
 for kids (Printable)
For kids, usually the quickest, easiest emergency plan is just knowing who to call when there is a problem. This handy phone list from HSEM helps kids and parents remember important basic contact information.


family version is also available here.


Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can use this Web site to create a plan that will help you be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations!
Produced by Ready.gov

HSEM's Activity Book for Kids: This book, in a game show format, provides a fun and educational experience for elementary school age kids.  Produced by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The Minnesota Safety Council’s Safe-a-Rooni web site invites children to take a “safety safari” (cause it’s a jungle out there!). The site’s “Lookout Tower” offers fun weather-related activities at www.safe-a-rooni.org/LookoutTower/Stretch.cfm

A Snow Plow --- Cool! This nine-minute video, teaching materials and a teacher’s guide from the Minnesota Department of Transportation are free and available to all elementary school teachers.




Embedded with real-world connections, these multidisciplinary lessons teach what to do before, during, and after an emergency while fostering critical 21st-century skills such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity, leadership, and communication.
Download this supplemental curriculum for grades 1-12 and engage your students with three lessons of inquiry-driven, project-based, and differentiated learning activities aligned to core subject standards.

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FEMA for Kids teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters, prevent disaster damage, and learn what causes disasters. There are games, quizzes and homework help available too.

NOAA Education
NOAA Education Resources is designed to help students, teachers and the general public access the many educational activities and publications produced by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).


Fire Safety from the State Fire Marshal

Lesson Plans