Over 60 million homes in the U.S. utilize propane, whether for home heating, water heating, clothes drying, or cooking on a stovetop or an outdoor grill. Although propane is a very safe and environmentally friendly energy option, there are many tips you and your family members can follow to ensure your continued safety when using propane.
The propane industry believes that good safety habits should be adopted at a young age, and that the more children and teens know about propane, the fewer preventable accidents will occur.
The games and activities on this website are designed to teach your children or students:
Although this site is targeted toward children, it is strongly encouraged that all family members participate in learning more about good propane safety practices. After all, your family's safety is what matters most.
Max, Kate, Scout, and Sniffy are on a mission: play and learn! And propane expert Jim is there to make sure they're all taking the proper safety precautions!
Each game and activity on the site highlights an important safety tip or essential information about propane, such as how to detect the smell of propane or when you should have an adult test your home's gas, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors. Games are broken down into three levels:
Level 1: Suggested grades pre-K to K Level 2: Suggested grades 1 to 3 Level 3: Suggested grades 4 and up
We understand that every child learns at a different pace, so encourage your children to challenge themselves at whichever level you/they feel is appropriate for them.
Several activities can be completed on the computer as well as OFF the computer. When you see the "Print 'n Play" icon, this means you can download and print out that activity and complete it in the classroom, home, or wherever your child would like! For example, some children may prefer to complete the "connect the dots" with crayons and paper and hang it on the refrigerator rather than on the computer.
"Print 'n Play" is also helpful for teachers who do not have a computer available for each student in their classroom. Click here to download the complete set of printable games and activities that are currently available (2.4MB zipped folder).
For over ten years, PERC has been dedicated to supporting and promoting the safe, efficient use of propane as a preferred energy source. PERC and the propane industry recognize that consumer safety is a top priority for you. Through workforce training and consumer safety brochures, pamphlets, radio spots, and even interactive e-learning modules, many propane marketers have taken advantage of these tools to reach out to their communities.
PropaneKids was developed as part of an ongoing effort to educate younger consumers on good propane safety habits. PERC and the propane industry believe that good safety habits should be adopted at a young age, and that the more children and teens know about propane, the fewer preventable accidents will occur.
The games and activities on this website are designed to teach younger consumers between pre-K and K through middle school:
Educating members of your community about propane safety can be as easy as setting up a booth at a local fair or community event and handing out safety brochures, visiting school classrooms to talk to students about good safety practices in their homes, or even adding a link to PropaneKids on your company's website.
If you would like to become affiliated with PropaneKids, please send an e-mail to [email protected].