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Don’t you just love summer nights? School is out. The sun is up later. It’s warm. And there’s just a feeling of fun and ease in the air. Summer is a time for s’mores, campouts, and outdoor games. My kids love to play in the yard and we let them stay up a little later in the summer since it’s hard for them to fall asleep with the sun still shining. One of the things we like to do in the summer is to play flashlight games at night.
Here are 7 fun flashlight games for kids!
When you’re preparing for your summertime adventures, don’t forget the batteries!
Before you start your flashlight fun, make sure you have plenty of Energizer batteries to keep the fun going! Nothing is worse than wanting to start playing and needing new batteries during the middle of your game. Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries are the world’s first AA and AAA battery made with four percent recycled batteries.
Flashlight Hide and Seek
Play traditional hide and seek, but add a little twist to it by using a flashlight. Have one kid hold the flashlight and count with their eyes closed, while the other kids run and hide. After everyone is hidden, the person with the flashlight looks around to find everyone. Whoever they find first will be “it” next.
Ghosts in the Graveyard
This fun game is the opposite of hide and seek and each child will need a flashlight. Have just one person hide and everyone else counts and closes their eyes. Then all the children use their flashlights to looks for the ghost. Whoever finds the ghost wins and can be the ghost next.
If you don’t have a fire pit, then a lantern is a great alternative for a campfire. Set up the lantern in the middle of the grass in your yard and have the kids sit in a circle around it. Let each of them tell a fun or scary story. Energizer area lanterns are the safe, reliable way to provide bright 360° light long into the night, at the camp fire, or while weathering a storm.
Make Shadow Puppets
Kids love seeing their shadows and making fun shapes and animals. Shine a light and let them use their hands and their bodies to make fun shapes and shadow puppets!
This would be a fun time to get out your favorite summertime tunes and have a little dance party. While everyone is dancing, have someone shine a flashlight on someone and they have to freeze in place and not move until the flashlight is shown on someone else.
I had never seen a firefly until last summer. I was driving and saw a few little lights flickering among the corn fields. It was so cool! If you have fireflies (or lightning bugs) in your area, let your kids use a headlight to try to find them and maybe even catch a few in a jar. Whether you’re camping under the stars or playing in the backyard, Energizer’s high performance headlights are just what you need for summertime adventures that require two hands. Energizer headlights are lightweight, versatile and water resistant with pivoting functionality to direct light where you need it.
Flashlight Treasure Hunts
Take a few small objects or even plastic coins and hide them around the yard. Then let the kids go find them with their flashlights.
If your kids usually go to bed in the summer before dark, let them stay up a little and play some fun flashlight games. They will be so excited to be able to stay up a little past bedtime. Hopefully one night won’t throw off their bedtime schedule too much. 😉
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