Energy knowledge starts at home. We have compiled a list of resources to help kids from preschool through high school learn about energy and efficiency through fun and educational activities, games, and jokes.

  • Energy Awareness Activity Book: Through crossword puzzles, word searches, matching games, Sudoku, code messages, mazes, and more, this activity book teaches kids how to make smart energy choices that will save money and reduce our impact on the environment. Grades 3-7.

  • Energy Efficiency Team Activity Book: Learn about efficiency from superheroes Super Light, Kilowatt, and Natalie Gas (the “Energy Efficiency Team”) through crossword puzzles, word searches, and other fun and educational activities. Grades 1-5.

  • Energy Jokes for Kids: “What did the light bulb say to the generator?” and other silly, thought-provoking jokes to teach kids about energy. Grades 2-5.

  • energy KIDS Games & Activities: Learn about energy through riddles, puzzles, virtual field trips (visit a hydro powerplant!), quizzes, science fair experiments, a scavenger hunt, and more. Grades 3-7.

  • energy KIDS Using & Saving Energy: What uses the most energy in our homes? What’s the difference between energy efficiency and energy conservation? How do commercial buildings save energy? From energy use basics to practical ways to save energy and natural resources, this website teaches kids all about energy. Parents and educators: Use the Lesson Plans and Teacher Guide to accompany these resources. Grades K-12.

  • ENERGY STAR KIDS: Through games, fun facts, coloring pages, efficiency superheroes, image searches, and more, ENERGY STAR KIDS will make learning all about energy and efficiency fun. Bonus: It includes lesson plans for parents and teachers.

  • Get Current Coloring Book: Teach kids all about renewable energy and energy conservation through this simple, eight-page coloring book developed by the US Department of Energy. Grades PreK-3. 

  • Saving Energy in My Home Coloring & Activity Book: Discover ways to save energy, water, and other resources with this fun, comprehensive coloring and activity book. Its twenty-five pages include word puzzles, matching games, word searches, crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, mazes, and more. Grades 1-5.

  • Virginia Energy Sense 3rd Grade Energy Curriculum: Using cross-curricular classroom activities, this curriculum teaches students and parents about energy usage and energy efficiency. “By learning how to conserve energy, sharing those lessons with families and friends, and raising awareness in their communities, students can demonstrate that saving energy means saving money, and ultimately makes Virginia a better place to live.”