Step 1: Build a Simple Circuit as an Introduction to Snap Circuits
There are several Snap Circuits kits that range from a few simple circuits to the largest kit that includes 750 electronic projects. All the kits include manuals printed in color with easy to follow diagrams to assemble the projects. The illustrations for each project look almost exactly like what the components will look on the base grid when finished. Because the electronic symbol is printed on each electronic component, once the project is completed, it will look almost exactly like a printed electronic schematic.
The first image is what a project in the manual page looks like. As you can see the projects in the manuals are self explanatory.. (Source: Snap Circuits Project #1 http://manuals.elenco.com/manuals/sc-100%201-101.pdf)
The photos are what the circuit, will look like: three electronic components, the battery holder, the slide switch, and a lamp are connected together with snap conductors on the plastic base grid. This simple circuit will switch a light bulb on and off.