Snap Circuits Jr. is an amazingly fun way for kids of all ages to learn the basic principles of electrical and electronic circuits.
The projects are fast, fun, and sometimes noisy. You can make a light turn on and off with a switch or your voice. You can power a fan, make a doorbell, create light-controlled sounds like a fire engine, ambulance, a computer, and more. You can also play electronic games. And all with just 2 AA batteries.
The kit comes with a base grid, over 30 various types of blocks, and a booklet of instructions with 101 experiments to build. No tools needed, everything just snaps together.
It’s easy to follow the instruction manual for each project. All the experiments are illustrated in color and numbered so you know which parts to lay on the grid first, second, and so on.
The base grid helps you space the blocks out correctly and keep them in place. All the blocks are color coded and numbered. There are switch blocks, a battery block, a lamp block, etc. We made several projects in under an hour.
The Snap Circuits Jr. 100 kit is the starter version of the Snap Circuits 300 kit, which we also sell in our store, and Snap Circuits Pro. We also sell the Snap Circuits FM Radio which is super fun and a great project. How many kids can say they built their own radio?
All the Snap Circuits kits are a great way for kids to learn about resistors, capacitors, motors, batteries, series/parallel circuits, and much more.
The Snap Circuits kits are recommended for children 8 years and older. There are some small parts that definitely aren’t suited for younger kids. But, our 6 year old has a great time playing with Snap Circuits and can follow the diagrams pretty easily so you may find them suitable for your 6 or 7 year old also.
We love all the Snap Circuits products here at The Learning Tree . They make terrific gifts that help kids – and adults (our Toy Experts learned a thing or three while playing with just the basic kit!) learn important scientific knowledge while creating tons of fun projects.
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 from Elenco Electronics is our Learning Tree Toy of The Week . For more information or how to buy, click here to go to our store.