Four is the number of propane tanks we have on the ranch around our home and various outbuildings, not including the propane cylinders we use for our grill and branding pot.
Three is the number of kids we have on the ranch. And because we’ve got a lot of propane and we love our kids, teaching them propane safety is very important.
We’ve gone over the basics, things like – don’t climb on the tanks, always make sure the burner knobs on the stove are turned to off, and be sure to tell an adult if you smell propane. But for the most part our explanations, although heeded, were pretty boring.
That’s why when the Propane Education & Research Council reached out and asked if I’d be interested in trying and talking about their PropaneKids website, I said – heck to the yes!
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PropaneKids.com makes learning about propane (and other safety on the farm or ranch) so much more fun than hearing it from you parents. My kids can vouch for that.
At PropaneKids.com, kids can watch videos, play games, and do science experiments all while learning about propane safety. Some of our kids’ favorites were…
Spot the Differences
Spot the Differences shows kids two farm scenes and asks them to pick out what’s different. There are three levels – one, two, and three – each increasing in difficulty. Let me tell you, that level three is challenging!
Create Your Own Farm
When I was a kid, there was a game called SimFarm where you could build a virtual farm. This kind of reminded me of that with all the options available to add to your farm.
Tenley sure enjoyed building her very own farm, complete with a skunk. At the end, she got to print it off and hang it on her wall.
My kids loved watching these videos. In the six videos, Propane Paul talks about farm and propane safety using different science experiments as visuals to drive home the point. Each experiment comes with printable instructions that can be downloaded for at-home experimentation.
The kids and I learned how to make a fire extinguisher using baking soda and vinegar. It was so fun, but also super valuable information to have.
While PropaneKids.com is fairly farm focused, it’s not just for farm or ranch kids. It’s perfect for all kids, and apparently adults… It’s a fun, educational resource to keep your kids entertained and learning anytime, but especially now when lots of us have been cooped up with our kids for months.
And I won’t lie to you, I had a fair amount of fun myself playing spot the differences with the kids and doing a coloring page, which may or may not have been with the kids. Okay. It wasn’t. I totally colored a page on PropaneKids.com without a single kid present. 😳
Did you know?
- Propane is largely a domestic fuel. More than 90 percent of the U.S. propane supplies are produced in the United States.
- Propane is a versatile alternative energy source used in nearly 12 million U.S. households.
- And nearly 40 percent of farms and ranches in America rely on propane in their operations.
I had no idea on some of these. I mean, I assumed lots of farms and ranches used propane, but I wasn’t aware that it was a largely a domestic fuel. For more (adult) information like this and propane home safety tips, visit Propane.com.