Many areas of the world are prone to Tornadoes, especially this time of year. April marks the beginning of Tornado season here in the United States.
For programs that live in a tornado zone, there are licensing regulations in place requiring (as they should) that you have a tornado drill in place and that you begin practicing that plan each month with your children during this season.
To help you with this, I have created a full theme all about Tornados. These activities will give you and your children the opportunity to talk about tornados throughout the day rather than just during a drill or evacuation.
For your tornado safety plan, consider the following:
If you are in this type of weather zone, it is important to do 3 things:
1. Have a safety procedure in place that all staff are trained in.
2. Notify the parents of what your procedure is and that that you will practice it with the children.
3. Practice it with the children just prior to tornado season and at least once during the season (I recommend once a month during the season).
For your tornado preschool theme planning, click here for a page full of activities to use!
Until Next Time,