Barbeque picnics are the ultimate family time that children are sure to remember and these experiences make for great memories for all involved. With kids on the premises, it is best for precautionary measures to be followed when hosting a barbeque evening for family or friends. The aroma of meat being grilled and the innate curiosity of children attract them towards the barbeque grill. Instead of ordering children to keep away from the grill, it is more beneficial to educate kids regarding safety measures around the grills.
If the young age of a child renders a safety talk irrelevant, you can keep the kid safe by drawing out a circle around the grill and the person at the BBQ machine with colored chalk and make it a no-entry zone for your kid. You could also choose to engage kids at the gathering in games while the treats are being grilled, keeping their attention from wandering to the barbeque and helping them work up an appetite.
If the children are old enough to understand safety instructions, you can protect them from hurting themselves by involving them in the cooking process. Explain the different parts of a barbeque grill to them, and distinctly mark off those regions that can burn or otherwise injure a kid. Show them how flames are controlled, and inform them of safety measures to be followed in the unfortunate event that their clothes catch fire. This tutorial may save their lives in the event of an accident.
Children can be taught to handle the cutlery used at a grill so that they know not to cut themselves by errant handling of the tools. Allowing your little one to be a chef is a good way to keep them safe. There are children friendly recipes that involve low flame and slow paced cooking to allow children to take their time in learning to grill. Not only does this satiate their curiosity of what is happening on that mysterious barbeque grill, but they also learn to cook healthy foods that will instill health consciousness in their young minds.
Pineapple rings are made by cutting out rings of pineapple using cookie cutters, and when these are grilled slowly over a low flame, they turn into a crispy delicacy that is a popular favorite among children. Children can be guided to make their own hamburgers by making small patties that cook through quickly. It is imperative that the kids are directed to use the grill only under the supervision of adults.
Make the grill childproof by taping off sharp edges and by placing cutlery out of reach of children when they are not in use. Tissue tears and burns are the most popular barbeque accidents involving children, and this can be avoided by placing skewers, tongs, metal brushes and spatulas wrapped up and out of reach when not in use. To keep children safe around a barbeque, you will want to educate them about the grilling process, without over-indulging the little ones.
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