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What are some things i can put in a little kit besides crayons, coloring books, cars, and a flashlight, for when the power goes out during the day?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Jun. 27, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • well if it's during the day, why not take the kids outside or go to the local mall?

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 6:44 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • Bubbles, Toy hand held fan, ink pad & stamps, toy instruments like whistles & castanets, play dough, silly putty & the funny pages from the paper. Why does your power go out during the day?


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:47 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • usually because the only time the power goes out is during a storm and I'm not taking my kid out in a storm to play or drive 45 minutes to walk around the mall.
    I need ideas to keep him amused while being stuck inside during a storm and no power.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:48 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • Battery operated radio for music! Nintendo or Leapster, dominos, plastic dinosaurs & jungle animals!

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:52 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • board games, story books... don't they have toys? Just set up a few flash lights or candles and go about your day. No need for electricity to play!

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:00 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • how do you go about your day when everything you do needs electricity.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:02 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • Every thing I do doesn't require electricity. My kids have TV and video game time but they also have a good bit of time during the day where there are not electronics allowed on at all. They are forced to use their imagination. The only thing no elect. puts a damper on here is me doing laundry, thankfully we have a gas stove/oven. If we didn't though I suppose we would have a fun indoor picnic.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:08 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • nothing work and we spend about 90% of the day outside unless it is storming. usually then we watch tv and movies but when the power goes out we have nothing to do.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:11 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • Card games, board games, battery operated games, craft kits from craft stores, glitter art kits, make s'mores, tell ghost stories if they can handle it, pretend you're camping inside (throw a bedsheet over a wire to make a tent, let them be creative), play dressup or put on a family talent show. Board games are likely your best bet. Apples for Apples, Sorry, Clue, Charades, Pictionary and Quelf are good games. Quelf makes you do funny dares and act out. Or, you make up your own game, such as anyone who says this word has to act like a monkey for the next 5 mins. or anytime they don't do something when they hear a certain word, they have to sing an embarrassing song

    Answer by hellokittykat at 7:17 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • Get a bag of pull-and-peel licorice or other candy that takes some effort to eat. Sit around and tell stories where one person starts it and then the next carries it on, till the last person ends it. Play games where you name things that start with letters of the alphabet. Sing songs. Do playdough or make collages that rely on a sense of touch instead of sight to put together. For example, glue torn bits of tissue paper, napkins, construction paper, wrapping paper, and crepe paper onto posterboard. Play checkers. Have a picnic with finger foods while you pretend you're at the beach. Drag out your old Halloween costumes and dress up.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:27 AM on Jun. 28, 2013

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