Color Me Prepared!
Coloring books are all the rage and zen these days. Which is great because there’s nothing that makes my heart soar and calms my nerves like coloring. I tend to buy coloring books for myself as much as my kids, and we have a substantial library of coloring book options and tools. The beautiful thing about preparedness coloring books is that every age benefits from them, and it’s a fantastic way to spend quality time together.
Every teacher knows that coloring is a perfect way to teach children, so why not use that to your preparedness advantage. Preparedness groups and organizations are jumping on the coloring bandwagon as well!
There are numerous coloring books and workbooks out there, many are listed on our On the Natural Disasters Educational Resources page. You’ll also find links to games, activities, coloring pages, and on-line games and teaching tools that can be used.
But today I thought I’d review a few of those with you, along with the option of my own children. Some of these links have several coloring books based on ages or specific topics, so be sure to click over and check them all out.
FEMA’s coloring book and workbook
Ready.gov activity book
The Disaster Crew
The National Weather Center
Billy and Maria Coloring Books
- Billy and Maria Visit the National Weather Service
- Billy, Maria, and the Thunderstorm
- Billy and Maria Learn About Tornado Safety, part 1, 2, 3
- Billy and Maria Learn About Winter Weather, part 1, 2, 3
Owlie Skywarn™ Coloring Books
- Owlie Skywarn: Watch Out…Storms Ahead
- Owlie Skywarn: Tornadoes
- Owlie Skywarn: Hurricane
- Owlie Skywarn: Floods
- Owlie Skywarn: Lightning
- Owlie Skywarn: Winter Storms
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Tyra Baird from Oregon simply lives a lifestyle of preparedness and has a passion for sharing it. She received a Bachelors from BYU-Idaho in Child and family studies, and Home and family living. As a stay at home mom of 6 children under the age of 10, she considers herself an expert in man-made disasters and daily coping. Emergency preparedness and self reliance has been a way of life since she was a child (her mom was in the Teton Dam flood as a teen and her dad’s just paranoid). Tyra and her husband have embraced preparedness wholeheartedly. She’s been in a tornado, tropical storm, flooding, snowed in twice, severe storms, and slept through a few minor earthquakes. All of them were pretty mild. Tyra is a self proclaimed nerd who simply enjoys reading, researching, writing, teaching, and public speaking.