Emergency Scavenger Hunt

    “Emergency Scavenger Hunt,” Friend, August 2018

    Food & Fun

    Emergency Scavenger Hunt

    a boy collecting emergency supplies

    Illustration by Jimmy Holder

    The scriptures say, “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (Doctrine and Covenants 38:30). You can help your family prepare by collecting supplies for an emergency kit. Use this scavenger hunt to find items in your home. Ask a parent to help you add them to your kits.

    Canned foods

    • Something sweet (hint: think fruit)

    • Something with meat

    • Something with veggies

    Dry foods

    • Something crunchy

    • Something chewy

    • Something for dessert


    • Something to read

    • Something to play

    • Something to hug


    • Something to open cans with

    • Something that gives light

    • Something to clean your hands with

    What else do you want in your emergency kit?

    • As you gather your kits, make sure each person has water and food for three days, a blanket, and a change of clothes.

    Preparedness Trifle

    You could make this treat from food in your emergency kit. Be sure to get an adult’s help.

    2/3 cup powdered milk powder mixed with 2 cups bottled water

    1 small box instant vanilla pudding

    1 box animal crackers or other cookies, crumbled

    1 small jar raspberry jam

    1 small can mandarin oranges (drain before using)

    1. In a medium container with a tight-fitting lid, combine milk and instant pudding. Put the lid on tight and shake for about 3 minutes.

    2. Layer the ingredients in a bowl in this order: half the cookies, 1 cup pudding, the jam, the rest of the cookies, the rest of the pudding, and the oranges.