Disclosure: I am a Rayovac Power Blogger and received compensation for this post. All opinions stated are my own.
I know it might be odd to have a Southerner advising on you on Winter Storm Preparedness, and while I have not had to brace for many winter storms in my life, I do have some experience with preparing for Hurricanes. One thing that I know is essential in all storm survival packs are batteries!
While we usually have a stash of batteries, with Christmas just behind us, our stash is gone and we would be in big trouble if a storm were coming our way. While most people think batteries necessary for flashlights, I can guarantee you will also want a few extra batteries for your kids electronics if your power is out.
Most people now what basics they need for storm survival, such as: batteries, flashlights, water, non-perishable foods, and extra medicine. But, lets talk about how to keep the kids entertained for the days that you might not have power. Here are a list of a few items to keep on hand, and it is always better if the kids have already played with these items:
2) Temporary Tattoos
3) Mad Libs
4) Extra Flashlights (for the kids to each have their own)
5) Lots of Rayovac Alkaline Batteries
6) Board Games