Keeping your children safe can be a daunting and heavy responsibility. You likely breathe a sigh of relief as your teenager walks in the door after curfew. You wait patiently for your child to return home from school each day. You frequently talk to your children about safety and stranger danger, and you hope they both remember your advice and never have to take it.
While the day may never come in which your child is lost or kidnapped, it’s best to be prepared. One of the best ways to prepare for the worst is by having an identification kit that includes fingerprints prepared for each of your children. While talking about safety is serious, child fingerprinting can be fun. Make a game of it by playing detective and seeing who can match the prints to the right person. Or make it an art project by allowing the kids to use leftover paper and ink to create a new picture. You could also turn it into a fantasy game by pretending that you've all been abducted by aliens who are now taking your prints to identify you. Get creative, and you'll be able to find a way to keep it light and fun for the kids.
Safety is serious, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Creating secret code words, learning to call 911, and child fingerprinting can be engaging and interesting activities for kids that also help to keep them safe.
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