FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Below you will find some the educational resources FEMA has created for children in grades K-12.


Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book

Link: Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book
Description: Coloring book with information about natural disasters, including floods.
Flood Type: Riverine flooding, Flash flooding
Grades: K-2, 3-5
Year: 1993
Author/Creator: FEMA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Exercises/Activities
Resource Type: Document
Language: English


Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) Program

Link: Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) Program
Description: The STEP program is a curriculum for fourth- and fifth-grade students to teach them how to prepare for emergencies and disasters, and to train them to become leaders in family preparedness. Your participation in teaching the STEP program can help children and families be better prepared and more resilient should a disaster occur in your area. Thank you for making time to discuss emergency planning with your class.
Flood Type:  Extreme weather event, Tsunami, Flash flooding, Riverine flooding
Grades: 3-5
Year: 2015
Author/Creator: FEMA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: Yes, see website for details
Training Type: Curriculum/Lesson Plan, Exercises/Activities
Resource Type: Document
Language: English


High Water Mark Initiative

Link: High Water Mark Initiative
Description: The HWM initiative is more than simply posting signs—it’s about education and resilience. Various activities were designed to target different grade levels and to complement math, science, and reasoning skills that are already being emphasized in each grade. Activities include: scavenger hunts, teaching ideas about local flood history, posters, videos, and activities and events targets to Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts/4-h/Boys and Girls Club/YMCA Each activity stresses the importance of being prepared for floods, and students are encouraged to take action to know and reduce risks.
Flood Type: Extreme weather event
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Year: 2017
Author/Creator: FEMA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Curriculum/Lesson plan, Exercises/Activities
Resource Type: Document
Language: English


Ready Kids

Link: Ready Kids
Description: Disasters happen everywhere, and every member of the family can prepare. Preparedness for the future starts today.

Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.

Flood Type: Flooding
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Year: 2019
Author/Creator: FEMA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Curriculum/Lesson plan, Exercises/activities, Game
Resource Type: Document, Multimedia
Language: English


Prepare with Pedro

Link: Prepare with Pedro
Description: Coloring book with information about disasters and emergencies.
Flood Type: Flooding
Grades: K-2, 3-5
Year: 2018
Author/Creator: FEMA
Cost: Free
Education Standard: None
Training Type: Exercises/activities, Game
Resource Type: Document
Language: English


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