Now that summer is here, the question persists…what do we do with our children?? Below are a few activities my 8 year old enjoys!
1) Snap Circuits
Directions are clear and concise and allow children learn the basics of electricity. It’s very engaging as they learn to make circuits that are activated in water, activated with sound, etc and then in the later projects, they get to combine one or more of the earlier ones to make, for example, a noise activated sound and light siren.
This honestly started out being a challenge but has gotten easier as we have progressed and learnt the folds and learnt how to read the diagrams provided.
Teaches the logic of computer programming through game based activities, allowing children to see firsthand how certain codes affect the robot. Its simple and intuitive but yet challenging.
4) Junior Rubiks Cube
Introduces children to problem solving and certainly cranks it up a notch. It looks simple but that thought is deceiving!
5) Rush Hour- Traffic Jam Logic Game
You have to battle the gridlock of cars in order to allow your car a path to exit. This does take brain power and patience.