Emergency Scavenger Hunt
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“Emergency Scavenger Hunt,” Friend, August 2018

Food & Fun

Emergency Scavenger Hunt

Friend Magazine, 2018/08 Aug

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.