Travis needed to get his wiggles out today, so I knew he needed a game that would get him moving. This was a fun suggestion from Kiwi Co., where instead of building a battery circuit, your kid gets to be the the electricity zipping around the “wires”.
To set up a life-sized electrical circuit, choose a round object to be a light bulb and a rectangular object to be the battery. Make a rectangle on the floor from painter’s tape to connect them, being sure to leave a little gap along the top.
For the switch, we used a book. When the book is open, the circuit is complete. But if it’s closed… Oh no, the electricity can’t zip through!
Travis laughed at this little role-play. He started out at the “battery” and ran to the “switch” book.
Finding it open meant hopping across, running a circle around the light bulb, and then dashing back to the battery.
If the book was closed, he had to freeze. Keep playing until you’ve worn out your kid-sized battery of course!