Our youth preparedness programs are now being offered in-person or virtually to students nationwide. Contact your local Red Cross for more information.
The Pillowcase Project is a preparedness education program for grades 3-5 that teaches students about personal and family preparedness and safety skills, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Red Cross volunteers lead students through a “Learn, Practice, Share” framework to engage them in disaster preparedness and survival skills. Upon completion, students receive a sturdy pillowcase in which to build their personal emergency supplies kit.
Below are the various Pillowcase Project resources available for digital download.
Enjoy our library of fun and engaging animated videos that help children learn how to help stay safe during a variety of emergencies and cope with any thoughts or feelings that might come up along the way.
Check out our Red Cross Kids Videos playlist on YouTube to view them all! All videos are available in English and Spanish.
This is a printable coloring sheet of the design found on the pillowcase provided during The Pillowcase Project presentation.
These posters are the digital copies of lessons taught during the Pillowcase Project program.
U.S. Hazard Map:
This document explains the common core education standards that are accomplished through the program.
Additional emergency preparedness training challenges for grades 3-5. Learn how to prepare for emergencies with fun activities.
Downloadable Hazard Practice Activities
Online Hazard Practice Activities