Next time you’re checking out your propane tank or getting a propane gas delivery, consider taking the opportunity to talk to your kids about propane and what it does for your home and the environment! With over 60 million homes in the U.S. utilizing propane, it’s crucial that good safety habits are adopted at a young age! By taking the time to teach your children about propane and propane safety, you are ensuring that fewer preventable accidents will occur. You’re never too young to start learning, and hands-on experiences are a great way to bond with your little ones while also teaching them some lifelong lessons!
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has created an amazing online resource for teachers and parents to use when teaching kids about energy sources including propane! They have energy calculators, information on the history of energy, and even an awesome Activity Book with fun ideas for hands-on learning activities!
Another great site is PropaneKids.com created by the Propane Education and Research Council! Children of all ages will enjoy playing the farm-themed online games and activities that were specially designed to teach your children:
- What Propane is and where it comes from
- How propane is used
- How to recognize a propane leak
- How to react in case of a propane leak
- Safety tips and tricks!
Head over to Energy Kids (https://www.eia.gov/kids/index.php) and PropanKids.com and check out their learning resources! Be sure to download the activity book and PDF’s as well so that you can feel properly equipped to talk to your children about propane, energy, and safety!
Most importantly, Have Fun!