My kids had a staycation for spring break last week. Every day, I tried to find something meaningful for them to do, so they wouldn’t spend all their time wasting away on the couch or playing Wii.

I do most of my work from home, but last Thursday, I had to drag the kids to the warehouse with me. I had quite a bit of work to do there that day. Even though they had brought books to read, they grew restless quickly, and kept asking when we could leave. So, I took one of the Electricity kits off the shelf and handed it to them to play.


Wow! They loved it. Who knew that playing with electricity could be so much fun and so safe. This kit is designed for children age 5 to 10, so my kids had no problem reading and following the simple directions to build their experiments. They required zero help from me, as they built their electricity generator for the light bulb, the motor that spins the colorful disk and pinwheel, an on-and-off switch, and even a buzzer to send SOS message in Morse Code. Best of all, this kit made the concept of electricity so easy that even my 7-year-old baby could explain to me the science behind each successful experiment.

Electricity Kit

Pinwheel with on and off switch

As they walked around the warehouse with their alligator clips and light bulb powered by a D sized battery looking for things to conduct or insulate electricity, they happily proclaimed this kit to be the best toy they ever had… until they saw the big and shiny Electronic Snap Circuits-300 on one of the shelves. An electricity kit with 300 experiments?! They had to have it.

When the kids brought the kit home, my husband who is an Electrical Engineer got recruited to join them. And the three of them played nearly all day on Sunday.

Electronic Snap Circuits 300

It was fun watching the three of them building one experiment after another using the detailed experiment guide and discussing what electrical magic is happening behind the scenes.

Snap 300

Currently, they are only on experiment number 19, but I already heard the kids discussing wanting one of our Physics kits to play with next. That’s the problem with bringing these kids to’s warehouse: they can see all the toys.

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