Halloween paper circuits with EU Code Week

Publication date: October 10, 2021

Halloween is this month! Did you know that its origins trace back to an ancient Celtic festival?

To celebrate it with EU Code Week, here is a techie unplugged activity that requires paper, copper tape or wire, LEDs, and batteries.

Click on the Tinkering_activity for instructions on how to create a paper circuit.

A fun and engaging way to introduce young students to the basics of a circuit, while letting them tinker and create their own “circuit designs”.

The circuits can be anything they can think of – from spooky, to scary, to funny!

Some Halloween ideas can be a scary pumpkin, a funny monster, or even a haunted house….muhahahaha….

Here are some cool examples:

Remember to make it engaging, and let their imagination take over this activity!

For extra spookiness, turn all the lights off – or close the blinds – and turn the classroom into a haunted house using their own circuit papers. Booo!!!

Have fun and don’t forget to share the results on FB and Instagram using the #CodeWeek hashtag!