FARMINGTON, Conn. – As the snow begins to fall and we remain home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may be looking for activities to do with your kids. The American Red Cross is offering a special opportunity to get your children in the holiday spirit while teaching them how to be prepared for emergencies at the same time.

This holiday season, join the Red Cross in Connecticut as we travel to a winter wonderland to visit Mrs. Claus as she leads us in an interactive story time, open for all to enjoy. Gather your children, warm blankets, delicious treats, and tune in to learn how your family can better prepare and cope during emergencies.

The Red Cross is hosting a special holiday edition of our virtual preparedness education programs for elementary school students throughout December. “Prepare with Pedro” and “Pillowcase Project” are interactive programs designed to teach children how to be prepared and take action during emergencies. Students will also learn helpful resiliency and coping skills appropriate for their age level.

Prepare with Pedro

A preparedness education program for grades K-2, including a storybook that follows Pedro the Penguin as he learns how to be prepared and take action during an emergency. This program will take place Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 19 at 10 a.m.

The Pillowcase Project

A preparedness education program for grades 3-5 that teaches students about personal and household preparedness, local hazards and coping skills. This program will take place Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 19 at 11:30 a.m.

These virtual events with Mrs. Claus are approximately an hour in length, free, and open to all! These events are also available in Spanish upon request.

Advanced registration is required, visit : www.redcross.org/CTprepare to reserve your spot.

Connecticut Media Group