Introduction to A Simple Circuit for Kids
My son was first exposed to a simple circuit for kids as a three-year-old. For his birthday, my brother brought him the Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100. I thought this toy was too difficult for my son to grasp. As I was looking at the front cover of the Snap Circuits Jr box, feelings of intimidation came over me.
However, because this toy was for my young son, I was determined to figure out how it works. After reading the directions and doing three of the projects, I started to like this toy. It was a fun puzzle.
That evening I showed my son the circuits and he liked it. He liked the result of flashing lights, space sounds, and fans blowing.
Let’s Get More Exposure
The second time my son built a simple circuit was at our public library. They had a STEM program for kids where they participated in fun scientific projects. My son was a little young for the program but because we knew the librarian, she decided to let him (as long as I helped him).
We made circuits out of coppper wire and graphite. These projects were amazing and fun to do.
Covid-19 Changed Everything
Now that Covid-19 is here, the library is not doing the STEM program anymore. Therefore, my son and I have decided to do STEM projects like creating simple circuits for kids at home. Today we will show you one of those projects.
We called it the Play-Doh Circuit. It is fun and easy to do. The best thing about this activity is you don’t need many materials. While doing this project, your child will be amazed to learn how Play-Doh can create electricity.
Below are materials need for experiments.
If you want to do it, watch the how-to video below. The video comes my son’s YouTube Channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe IF you like what you see.
Have fun with this project!
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16 thoughts on “Simple Circuit for Kids – How to Power a Light Bulb with Play-Doh”
This looks so fun! will definitely have to give it a try with my younger siblings. Such a simple yet genius idea, thanks for sharing!
OMG love this at home project! Will definitely have to do this with my toddler. Although she is a bit young, I want her to start with problem solving puzzles and tasks like this one 😁
Oh wonderful. I hope your daughter has fun with this project.
This looks like so much fun! What an awesome experiment 🙂
Thank you! We had a great time.
Thank you for yet another great STEM activity for kids! This simple circuit experiment looks easy and fun. My daughter would love it.
Thank you Katrina. I hope you daughter enjoys doing this activity.
love this activity for kids! thanks!
No problem. I am glad you like it.
This is a great idea and I am sure fun too!
We did have fun. Thank you for your comment.
Awesome idea, and great video! We have a few of those Snap Circuits for our kiddos, and they are definitely in the group of cool toys! 😎
Thank you so much for the compliment!
Wow! This is a pretty cool experiment. I’d have to do it with my kid.
Oh wonderful! I hope you all have fun with this one.