Electricity for kids is fun and games related to electricity can introduce kids to the world of electricity and electronics. With electricity games, children learn about circuits, how electricity is generated and about the various sources of electricity. They also learn about different components used in electric circuits such as batteries, electrodes, switches, etc. A good electricity game can turn your kid into a little engineer and can encourage him or her to learn more about electricity. It can also spark in your child a broader interest in physics and science.
Electricity games usually include a circuit and circuit components and devices such as wires, switches, light bulbs and many other devices. They also include a manual that teach kids about electricity and that contain instructions and a long list of projects that children can work on. It is worth pointing out that they are also very safe (using very low voltage) as they specifically designed for kids. So you don’t have to worry about the safety of these games. Actually even preschool children can participate in some of the electricity projects proposed and they usually tend to be fascinated by them.
There are many electricity for kids kits that you can get. Snap Circuit Junior introduces kids to the world of electricity and electronics. Kids learn about circuits by snapping together circuit parts on a plastic grid. They work with wires, switches, batteries, electrodes, light bulbs, etc and they learn about the theories of electricity including conductivity. The kit includes a manual with instructions and nice illustrations, and a long list of projects to work on. Examples of projects: a door alarm, a voice-controlled lamp, a two-speed fan, and more.
Elenco also has a kit called the Green Alternative Energy Kit which has won many awards (ages 8 - 15, buy on Amazon here). It is focused on green energy and teaches kids how electricity can be generated using green sources. A great way to educate kids about the importance of green energy and how it works. Projects include generating electricity using a windmill, solar power and hydroelectric energy.
We also recommend Jumping into Electricity by the Magic School Bus (ages 5 - 10, buy on Amazon here). In this game, children learn about electricity, atoms and the nature of electricity. They create lightning bolts, static electricity, make objects (balloons, water, hair etc) move with electric currents. They also work on electric circuits, switches and light bulbs. The kit includes a book with a number of fun and interesting projects that children can work on. The game received a lot of positive reviews from parents which another reason why we recommend it.