Circuit Activities for Kids

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Circuit Activities for Kids

Circuit activities are a great way for kids to learn about electricity. Check out Left Brain Craft Brain's intro to simple circuits, fun bots and paper circuit cards for great hands-on learning ideas.

SIMPLE CIRCUIT WORKSHEET

Download a FREE printable guide to simple circuits that walks kids through the different types of circuits and how they work. Plus they can draw their own circuits with the printable electrical components.

BOTS AND MORE

How to Make Pumpkin Brush Bots for Halloween

I don’t know about you, but moving parts make play and learning a lot more fun for my kiddo.  Carving pumpkins is super fun, but making a pumpkin robot is even better.  Enter these Halloween Pumpkin Brush Bots.  They’re a fun and festive way to introduce circuits and motors to your kiddos. Oh and they’re …

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Thanksgiving STEM: Circuit Turkeys

Feel like you can’t face another hand print turkey this Thanksgiving?  Try a different Thanksgiving STEM activity with the kiddos this year! I love these adorable light-up turkeys made with a very simple circuit of a battery and bulbs and soft and fluffy pom poms.  This post contains affiliate links.   Thanksgiving STEM Circuit Turkeys …

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Fruit Stand Circuits

Spring is in the air and the fruit stands are starting to open up out here in California. So of course we were thinking about all the fun STEM projects we could do with the farmer’s best crops. Luckily, StemBox had my back. It’s a new hands-on STEM subscription box that inspires girls to get excited about science …

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Upcycled Toy Car Marker Bots

Do you ever wish that you could make all the toys your kiddos have outgrown somehow become new again? I’ve got a closet full of them, waiting to be upcycled into something different.  Including a bag full of Hot Wheels, all ready to become these creative and educational Upcycled Toy Car Marker Bots. Upcycled Toy Car …

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Minion Brush Bot

We love Minions around our house.  And we’re totally excited for the new Minions movie coming out in a few weeks.  So we decided to make some Minions :)  A Minion Brush Bot specifically.  They run and circle around in a hilarious way, just like in the movies.  So get your motors ready for some fun …

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Tinkering Tool Kit: Clothespin Circuits

I’m so excited to welcome a guest poster today, Irina of Natural Math.  She’s going to show you a great project that can be added to any tinkering station.  These Clothespin Circuits are perfect add-ons to make your next art project shine :)  This post contains affiliate links. Take it away Irina! Building Circuits I’ve …

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PAPER CIRCUITS

Light Up St. Patrick’s Day Card

Today’s post is the follow-up to my Light Up Circuit Valentines.  It’s a Light Up St. Patrick’s Day Card.  New holiday, new light up card :)  I cannot get enough of this electric paint so the St. Patrick’s day steam projects keep coming.  This post contains affiliate links. Safety Note:  Coin cell batteries are hazardous …

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Light-up Father’s Day Cards

Did you see Left Brain Craft Brain’s light up May the Fourth Be With You cards?  Well here’s the much requested follow-up, just in time for Father’s Day.  These father’s day cards are perfect for kids and dads who love Star Wars and only take a few minutes to assemble.  This post contains affiliate links. …

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Light Up & Pop Up Flower Circuit Card

Springtime… It means fun things like flowers and bugs and Mother’s Day. It also means cool flower-themed projects around here. Like this Light Up & Pop Up Flower Circuit Card. You can bring STEM learning into a cool creative project by building this card. It also means it’s time to book some camps for the …

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Christmas STEM: Light Up Holiday Gift Tags

Don’t you love how everything seems to light up at the holidays? Christmas trees. People’s houses. Menorahs.  This year I wanted our presents to light up as well so I put together these cute holiday gift tags just waiting for a touch of brightness.  You and the kids can light up Rudolph’s nose, the star …

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Light Up May the Fourth Be With You Cards

Dum dum dum dum duh dum dum duh dum…   You hear Darth Vader’s Imperial March theme a lot in our house.  My husband is a major(!) Star Wars fan and he’s trying to turn my daughter into one as well. So we’re getting ready to celebrate a very important holiday, May the Fourth, otherwise known …

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Valentine STEM: Light-Up Circuit Valentines

Did you know that you can paint on an electrical circuit?  Neither did I until I stumbled across some electric paint a few months ago. And it’s as easy to use as glitter glue.  Really.  Ever since I found it, I’ve been dreaming up projects, Valentine stem projects like these Light-Up Circuit Valentines.  They’re conversation hearts …

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