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How to Involve Your Kids in the Outdoor Cooking—Safely

Last updated 6 years ago

Grilling outdoors is a great reason to have friends and family over. However, involving kids in preparing a meal cooked on your propane grill can be difficult and dangerous. Here are some fun ideas to get your kids involved in the grilling process safely.

Safety First!

Walking your kids through propane safety precautions is a great way to teach them about propane and cooking safety. It’s also an easy way to remember to check your propane cooking appliances before using them. Teach your kids about what propane is, how to check propane lines for cracking, how to use the grill manual, why you need propane refills, and how to detect a propane leak.

Gourmet Chefs

Many dishes in your meal may be both delicious and easy to put together. Let your kids assemble some of the appetizers or sides or even make their own entrées. This will give them a better idea of how cooking on a propane appliance works and will reinforce many of the safety lessons you taught them earlier.

Fire Patrol

Flare-ups are a common occurrence in propane grills when you are cooking fatty foods. Let your kids play firefighter by having them watch the grill for occasional flare-ups and “put them out” with a small squirt gun or spray bottle. The small amounts of water won’t hurt your food and won’t be enough to put out a propane grill. Make sure that your kids are a safe distance from the grill and other propane appliances before letting them play this game. And of course, you should always be present.


Kamps Propane specializes in providing families with easy access to propane gas and propane appliances. In addition to providing gas refills, our company also provides installation service for a number of different appliances including grills, indoor cooking and heating, and much more. For more information, visit Kamps Propane online or call (209) 823-7641.



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