Kids outlet

Hey kids! Are you interested in learning more about electricity? Well, you've come to the right place! Explore the sections below to watch fun videos, play electricity games and more.

Games & activities

Coloring fun!
Round up your crayons and brighten up this "people in public power" coloring sheet.

BINGO Challenge
Take the LES sustainable bingo challenge. Complete five activities in a row to get a bingo. Complete them all for a green-out!

EIA Energy Kids (U.S. Energy Information Administration) 
Games and activities to help you learn about the history of energy, sources of energy and using and saving energy.

Safe Electricity® (Energy Education Council) 
Videos, games and activities to help you explore how electricity works and electricity safety. 

Energy Star Kids 
Explore fun facts and activities about saving energy. (Note: Viewing this site will require you to enable Flash.)

Electrical Safety Foundation International
Cartoons and games to explore electricity and safety.

LES ENERGIZERS

Energizers group photoHey, kids! Have you met the LES ENERGIZERS? They're here to help you learn about electricity and other types of energy! 

SparkE wants you to be safe around electricity and to give you tips on how to prepare if your power goes out.

SunnE and WindE are eager to fill you in on renewable energy such as solar and wind.

WoodzE wants to remind you and your family to plant trees and shrubs in places that are safe distances from power lines.

EnergE wants to share the journey electricity takes from power lines to your home, so you have lights and other stuff when you flip on a switch.

You never know when they'll show up at your school for a visit or when they'll be out and about with LES in the community!

See the LES ENERGIZERS in action in the video below!

Ticket giveaway for Zoo Lights Powered by LES

LES is giving away two ticket four-packs to Zoo Lights Powered by LES, and your creativity will be the key to scoring one of these packs for your family!

We need your input to finish a silly holiday story featuring our two famous nutcracker lineworkers, Watts and Volts!

Submit your entry for Zoo Lights Powered by LES tickets now!

Zoo Lights Powered by LES

Where are Volts & Watts playing it safe? LES' nutcrackers, Volts and Watts

Find LES' nutcrackers, Volts & Watts, in the picture below, and be sure to read their safety tips just for you! Each tip matches a star Star in the picture.

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Find LES' nutcrackers, Volts and Watts

StarKeep poisonous plants like mistletoe and holly berries out of the reach of your younger brothers, sisters and pets!

StarFor a live tree, remind a grown-up to cut off about 2 inches of the trunk so it can soak up water when it needs a slurp. Remember to water it! If your tree isn't a live one, have your family check the label to make sure it says, “fire resistant.”

StarBe sure your tree is at least 3 feet away from fireplaces and other things that make heat.

StarWhen you decorate, put breakable ornaments up high so your younger brothers and sisters can't grab them and get hurt.

StarBefore you plug in or hang your lights, ask a grown-up to help you check to see if any parts are broken or loose or if there are frayed or bare wires! Follow the directions on the package so you know how many light sets can be plugged into one place. And, pick up LED lights this year to save energy! 

StarKeep lit candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn, and don’t forget to blow them out when you leave the room or before you go to sleep.

Hiding out in a winter wonderland! LES' nutcrackers, Volts and Watts

Can you spot LES' nutcrackers, Volts & Watts, in the picture below?

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Find LES' nutcrackers, Volts and Watts

 

Just for teachers

We offer several educational programs for schools in our service area, free of charge. LES subject matter experts take students through fun and informative presentations. All programs are designed with Nebraska state standards in mind.

More about LES' classroom programs

LES staff giving classroom demo