Every 3 months we as registered childcare providers have to practice severe weather alerts. We designate a safe spot for our children to go. I have them lay down on their hands and knees and cover their faces with their hands. I then cover them with a sleeping bag. I explain to them that I will try to keep them safe and this will all help. I turn out all the lights and there are no windows so it is pitch black. I turn on flashlights and hand out glow sticks.
The 1st few times a child does it they are frightened but with practice they realize it’s going to be okay. Living in Texas I have had to take them there twice for a real tornado warning. Here they are, doing a practice.