Kid Inventors’ Day- Benjamin Franklin

January 17, 2016 by in category Blog with 0 and 0

It is always wonderful to celebrate the achievements of children especially when they invent something we can use.

Young people all around the world are recognized and celebrated for their creativity and ingenuity.Kid Inventors’ Day (KID) acknowledges past and present accomplishments of kid inventors. Also, it is a day to encourage the creativity of future kid inventors.

Kids have invented a variety of things that we use in our everyday lives. Over 500,000 children and teens invent gadgets and games each year.

These innovations help make our lives easier – and more fun!

Here are some of the things kids have invented:

  • earmuffs
  • popsicles
  • trampolines
  • water skis
  • Braille
  • television

Kid Inventors’ Day is celebrated on Jan. 17 because it is the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, who invented the first swim flippers almost 300 years ago at age 12.

Many school systems hold an annual Invention Convention to encourage students to come up with creative solutions to the problems they find in their own environment. The prize winners sometimes go on to receive U.S. patents for their work.

Many kids have become rich off of their inventions before they even graduated from high school.

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