Submitted by: Sara Lindsey
Instructions to students:
You have four minutes to leave your house before the (name a suitable disaster) strikes. Your parents (caregivers) have already got the emergency kit together, and you are allowed to gather some personal or special items. Make a list of the eight items you would take. (Allow exactly four minutes for this)
Once you have listed the items, rank them in order of importance from one to eight (just in case you are told you have to drop a couple of things).
Ask for volunteers to share their items. It may be a good idea for you to share first. Students should see that people pick unusual things because of sentimental values attached to them, and that the items themselves may not really have any monetary value.
This activity will help all the students to learn a little about each other.