Teaching kids survival and emergency procedures is a novel way to instill in children an attitude of overcoming adversity and being prepared. It is never too early to teach kids survival through incursions, excursions and vacation care activities. There are many forms of survival. It does not have to be in the jungle sort of survival. Being children they will learn and adapt and have a grasp of what will work to their advantage later on in life, if they are taught early on.
As schools teach stop, drop and roll and the earthquake drills, some skills are just crucial. Such life skills include first aid, growing your own food, identifying edible fruits and plants when camping and foraging, cooking and helping the environment through recycling. These abilities will start them off with awareness of their surroundings and what they can do.
Fun Day Out features fun kid survival activities your children will enjoy and learn from. The Botanic Gardens – Magical Edible Garden gives children a food-adventure, picking berries, fruits and other plants that are good for human consumption. Bonus trivia on plants that critters love to eat. This is best accompanied experiencing taste sensation with Indigenous bush foods and ingredients prepared in the traditional way assisted by a First Nation guide. There’s games and a chance to decorate their own mini garden using these delicious plants and herbs.
It is never too early to learn first aid. With Cool Kids First Aid’s belief that anyone can help save a life, Small Steps introduces kids to age appropriate essentials of first aid and how-to in case of emergencies. It’s an interactive, small step way to acquaint them with DRSABCD also known as Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation. Teaching kids emergency numbers, basics of asthma and allergic signs, symptoms and treatment and First Aid treatment for spider and snake bites.
Earth’s survival is also taught through the Botanic Gardens – RRRR Pirates program. Children will help Rubbish Pirates that are marooned on a desert island as pirate crews. Follow a treasure map, sing pirate songs as the children ages 5 to 12 to grasp the concept and importance of recycling.
A tragedy can strike at any time. The skills they learn may not immediately be the answer but being prepared for the unexpected may spell the difference between life and death.