If you have kids, you know how difficult it can be to force them to go outside. Unfortunately, laptops, tablets, and even smartphones feature a variety of different games and other distractions that are so enticing they can be addictive. Fall is such a wonderful time of year to explore the outdoors in a variety of different ways, from taking a walk around the block to hiking in the mountains. Luckily, your kids can even enjoy the outdoors from the comfort and safety of your own backyard when you have a propane fire pit. If your kids have friends over for sleepovers, here are some ways they can have a blast in your own backyard.


What kid doesn’t love hot dogs and hamburgers? If you’ve been working all day, you most likely do not want to slave away in the kitchen cooking for a gaggle of hungry kids. Instead, fire up your grill and serve up some cheeseburgers and hot dogs, which your kids enthusiastically devour in a matter of seconds. You might be amazed by the lighting fast speed in which your kids and their friends can clean their plates.


Make sure that your kids leave some room for dessert so that they can make delicious treats over the propane fire pit. You will need large marshmallows, graham crackers, and several chocolate bars. Before roasting the marshmallows, you need to place the chocolate bars in between the graham crackers, making something resembling a sandwich. Next, grab some sticks and roast the marshmallows over the fire until they are browned. Browned marshmallows are perfect because they are gooey on the inside with a slightly crisp outside, which is the perfect texture. Place the marshmallows on top of the chocolate bars, which melts the chocolate and marshmallows together. These s’mores are so delicious that your kids may inhale these culinary creations in just a few bites.

Ghost Stories

As a parent, you may not want to admit how much fun it is to scare the crap out of your kids. Now is the time to do just that by gathering around the pit and telling ghost stories. It may be useful to have a flashlight nearby so that you can shine it up in your face at the right time to terrify them even more. You could tell the old standby about the man with the hook and have your spouse hiding nearby to jump out during the scariest part of the story. Just remember not to take it too far or else you will receive some angry phone calls from other parents.

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