IDEAS FOR ENCOURAGING
PERSONAL AND FAMILY PREPAREDNESS

Spiritual, Emotional and Social Strength Employment
Resource Management Education and Literacy
Home Storage Physical Health

YOUTH
--
Seminary
--Scouting
--
Girls’ camp
--Joint activity - 6 areas of Personal and Family Preparedness (each of the 3
Aaronic priesthood quorums and 3 Young Women's classes teach one area to the rest)
--Career nights - speakers and field trips
--Class activities - sewing, cooking, first aid, budgeting, self-sufficiency for missions and college, ironing, laundry, etc. (more ideas can be found in The Activity Book available from LDS Church Distribution)

PRIMARY
--Activity days to include physical activities and basic skills of self-reliance

SUNDAY SCHOOL
--Encourage scripture study with Sunday School classes

RELIEF SOCIETY
--Personal and family preparedness classes
--Displays at Relief Society
meetings
--Dinners that teach healthy eating, low cost cooking and use of food storage

MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD QUORUMS
--Service projects that teach or reinforce skills such as carpentry and car care
--Projects that encourage preparedness as a group i.e. rototilling everyone's gardens in 1 or 2 weekends

WARD
--Ward sports day
--Ward campout - teach survival skills
--Ward dinners that teach skills
--Firesides and joint priesthood\Relief Society meetings on personal and family preparedness
--Preparedness displays on Sunday
--Encourage family canning both at the church cannery and at home
--Set up dry pack canning groups
--Have monthly and yearly goals that can be met by a plan such as the
72-hour emergency kit installment plan
--Encourage co-op participation for bulk prices and purchases (without advertising specifics at church)
--Have activities that teach and encourage effective
family home evenings
--Have a Meetinghouse Library open house to learn of family home evening resources and to teach material production for home use

HOME
--Teach children to work
--Involve the family in planting a garden and fruit trees and in the harvest and preservation of the produce
--Teach the gospel
--Use
family home evening to teach skills and preparedness such as:
     emergency drills
     utility shut off
     put together and rotate supplies in emergency kits
     basic sewing
     cooking
     use of tools
     basic home repairs
     basics of financial management
     exercise
     gardening
     music appreciation
     directing music
     table manners
     social etiquette
     activities found in the Family Home Evening Resource
Book