A little-known holiday that takes place in May is National Electrical Safety month. Considering how heavily the world relies on electricity for day-to-day life, this is an increasingly important holiday to observe. Are you wondering how you can celebrate this year? Well, the team at Morrow Mechanical is here to tell you about some fun activities you can do with your kids for National Electrical Safety Month!
1. Visit Some Museums
Not only is it National Electrical Safety Month, but May is also National Museum Month! With that in mind, what better way to spend some time with your kids this month than visiting some interactive museums where they can put their electrical safety knowledge to the test? Therefore, we have a list of kids’ museums to celebrate both occasions:
· Perot Museum
Featuring two different campuses in Victory Park and Fair Park, the Perot Museum offers 11 permanent exhibit halls, 14 temporary exhibit halls, and 6 different learning labs. Although it is located in Dallas, this museum is worth the trip if you have a science-loving kiddo. You can learn more about the Perot Museum by visiting the official site.
· Children’s Museum of Houston
Located in the Museum District of Houston, this is one of the top children’s museum in the country! Designed and curated with all different children and families in mind, the Children’s Museum of Houston offers hands-on experiences that you can customize to suit your own learning interests. If this sounds like the perfect way to celebrate electrical safety month with your kiddos, you can learn more by visiting the official site.
· Science Mill
Offering interactive learning programs, games, and technology-based exhibits, the Science Mill is a fun way to spend some quality time with your kids in an educational and interactive environment. Learn more by visiting the official site.
2. Take a Trip to Little Beakers Science Lab for Kids
If you are looking for fun activities for your family, or for your kids and their friends, you can visit Little Beakers Science Lab for Kids. Not only does this lab offer an open lab, classes, group events, and guided labs, but you can even plan a fun birthday bash or enroll your kids in Little Beakers camp! You can learn more about this lab by visiting their site.
3. Visit ESFI’s Interactive Kid’s Corner
Founded by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) organization, their interactive kid’s corner offers several different electrical safety programs. Included in these programs are materials for hands-on activities, videos, and online games to make electrical safety training fun. If you want to learn more about this resource, visit their site.
4. Create a Simple Circuit Together
Although it may not seem like it in our high-tech world, it is valuable for kids to know that many electronics are battery-powered. With that in mind, you can teach them how batteries power electronics by creating a simple circuit with them. In order to do this, you will need a bulb holder, low voltage bulb, 1 AA battery, 2 wires, insulation tape, and a screwdriver. Once you’ve acquired these materials, here are the steps to create a simple circuit with your kids:
- Attach each wire to one end of the bulb holder around the metal screws.
- Then, tape the other end of the wires to the two battery ends.
- Finally, watch your kids’ amazement when the bulb lights up!
5. Play Some Online Electrical Safety Training Games
· E-Smart Kids
One of the most fun interactive online games for kids to learn about electrical safety is the E-Smart game of Find the Hidden Dangers. Your kids can observe the different illustrated scenarios and identify the hidden electrical hazards in each picture. Easy to use and full of fun, this game can be accessed by visiting this site.
· Convergence Training Electrical Safety Word Game
Similar to Wheel of Fortune, this game will teach and quiz your kids about electrical safety vocabulary and rules. If you are interested in learning more about this resource, you can visit this site.
6. Create an Electrical Safety Poster
Last but not least is the classic fun of getting crafty and making an electrical safety poster with your kids. If you are looking for inspiration, there are plenty of creative ideas and resources to be explored online. Once your kids have finished their masterpiece, you can find a special place in your house to hang the poster!
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