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What to do durning a power outage and it's storming

I want to make a power outage kit. Something I pull out of the closet when the lights go out for the children to do.
I have a five year old boy. Last time we just ended up making a tent and hiding in it until the storms went away.

I suck at reading out loud so no books.

I have a plan for crayons, coloring books, hand powered flash light, and?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Jun. 27, 2013 in Hobbies & Crafts

Answers (12)
  • talking, board games, legos, lincoln logs, charades

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 7:23 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • What was wrong with the suggestions in the other post?

    Answer by kmath at 7:24 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • what other post?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 7:26 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • I wondered that SAME thing K!

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:26 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • How about food and clean water and flashlights batteries candles matches.

    You can buy them toys but I assume they could just find their regular stuff. My mom put oreos in. That worked for us.

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

  • You aren't seriously going to try and tell us that this isn't you?! Amazing coincidence then.  eye rolling


    Answer by kmath at 7:30 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • I am a fan of playdough type things because squeezing and moving the hands releases stress.
    We had been known to do dances to make the rain stop complete with beating on a drum and shaking tambourines or even cans of pennies You suck at reading outloud but that comes with practice and your son can read to you too. You can make up stories and even act them out. a simple towel or smallish blanket and a safety pin or two can make a cape or a skirt or a turban and any number of things.

    Answer by Dardenella at 7:44 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • Last year we lost it for a week. We played a lot of cards and charades.

    Answer by mompam at 8:03 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • Puzzles for daytime power outages. Card games, Yahtzee, pass the pigs, pick up sticks.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:08 PM on Jun. 27, 2013

  • When we lost our power for a few hours, we made God's eyes--ojos de Dios--out of yarn with different textures and Popsicle sticks. It's a tactile activity more than a visual one.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:04 AM on Jun. 28, 2013

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