Whether they need to keep occupied during a long power outage or survive in the woods for days, creativity is one of the most helpful resources your children can have. They may not be experts on survival, but they’ll be able to come up with enough ideas to keep themselves safe and comfortable at least for a few days.
Encourage them to read a wide variety of books. Give them Legos or other building sets. Next time you prune your trees, gather the branches and have your kids practice fire or shelter building. Thinking creatively also gives them a much better mindset in a survival situation. Teach your children to view survival situations as exciting (though potentially dangerous) adventures and not something to be feared.
What ways do you teach your kids to be creative? How do you view this as an important survival skill?