Crafts and Games You Can Play with a Flashlight

Published:
December 17, 2019

Contributor:
Jeannette Tuionetoa

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I will be the first to admit that I had no idea we could do so many different things with flashlights. You may be just as surprised as me to know that flashlights aren’t just for blackouts. Check out these activities, crafts, and games you can play with a flashlight for education and fun.

Looking at different events that come around in December, I happened to see one that stuck out. There is literally a day for everything, and December 21st happens to be National Flashlight Day. Flashlights!

Crafts and Games You Can Play With A Flashlight

Before I found out about National Flashlight Day, all I knew was that flashlights were super important to my family and me. I live on an island prone to a natural disaster. Actually, according to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), we are the second most at-risk country in the world facing constant threats of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, tropical cyclones, and other related climatic hazards.

I bring this up because last year, we made it through a Category 4-5 Cyclone, and if it weren’t for flashlights, our nights would have been extremely hard. We were so grateful that we had reserve flashlights available. The extra supplies allowed us to lend some flashlights to our friends. Many people quickly learned that candles run out quickly.

In other words, please take it as someone who has been through 6 weeks of no electricity, keep extra batteries and flashlights handy in several rooms of your home. It is beneficial to stay prepared. Therefore, before we move on to awesome flashlight activities, remember to keep your flashlights, and batteries for them handy. 

This FREE Emergency Checklist for Storms and Evacuations will help you stay prepared for any type of natural disaster. 

Now, let’s get to the fun stuff.

Check out these activities, crafts, and games your family can play with your flashlights.

FLASHLIGHT ACTIVITIES

Popsicle Stick Led Flashlight Summer Stem Activity | Fun-Loving Families

Flashlight Fort | Sunny Day Family

Nighttime Alphabet Scavenger Hunt | Growing Book by Book

Flashlight Letter Hunt | Super God, Not Super Mom

Ocean Life Shadow Puppet Show | Adventure in a Box

Dinosaur Shadow Puppets | Rainy Day Mum

Space Themed Shadow Puppets | J4Daniel’s Mom

Glowing Rock Star Microphone | I Heart Crafty Things

Flashlight Hide-and-Seek | Toddler Approved

DIY Bat-Signal | Pink Stripey Socks

Flashlight Walk | Bambini Travel

Light Painting with a Flashlight | Pink Stripey Socks

Flash Dance Party | The Spruce

FLASHLIGHT STEM ACTIVITIES

How to Make Paper Cup Constellations | The Seasoned Mom

Constellation Luminary  | Red Ted Art

Shoebox Constellation Maps | Rainy Day Mum

Sky Science: Why does the sky change colors? | STEAM Powered Family

Refraction Light Experiment | Edventures with Kids

Building a Flashlight | Living Montessori Now

Building a Flashlight & Pipe Building from Montessori at Home

Making Rainbow Reflections | Buggy and Buddy

Shadow Science Sensory Play | A Little Pinch of Perfect

Flashlight Constellations | Schooling a Monkey

How to Make Paper Cup Constellations | The Seasoned Mom

Constellation Luminary | Red Ted Art

Shoebox Constellation Maps | Rainy Day Mum

Sky Science: Why does the sky change colors? | STEAM Powered Family

Refraction Light Experiment | Edventures with Kids

CRAFTS WITH FLASHLIGHTS

Flashlight Craft Ideas | Crafty Bee Creations

Crafts with Flashlights for Youth | Christian Camp Pro

Underwater Flashlight Crafts | Simple Most

GAMES TO PLAY WITH FLASHLIGHTS

Scavenger Hunt Flashlight Game | Thank You Honey Blog

Alphabet Game with Kids for Kids | Happily Ever Mom

Flashlight Word Game | Crafulate

Alphabet Cave Preschool Learning Game | What Can We Do With Paper and Glue

Flashlight Reading Game | Mosswood Connections

Hide-and-Seek Flashlight Game | School Time Snippets

Flashlights & Fireflies Board GameFlashlights & Fireflies Board GameThinkFun Shadows in the Forest Play in the Dark Board Game for Kids and Families Age 8 and UpThinkFun Shadows in the Forest Play in the Dark Board Game for Kids and Families Age 8 and Up – Fun and Easy to Learn with Innovative and Unique GameplayCapture the Flag REDUX: The Original Glow-in-The-Dark Outdoor GameCapture the Flag REDUX: The Original Glow-in-The-Dark Outdoor Game for Birthday Parties, Youth Groups and Team Building – a Unique Gift for Teen Boys & GirlsNickelodeon PAW Patrol - Pups Solve a Mystery: A Flashlight Adventure Sound Book - PI KidsNickelodeon PAW Patrol – Pups Solve a Mystery: A Flashlight Adventure Sound Book – PI KidsHand Shadows Activity Book for KidsHand Shadows Activity Book for Kids: 40 illustrations easy to follow and fun. This activity book will be interesting for children, toddlers, preschoolers, children from 3 to 8, 6 to 8 years old.Up, Up and Away! A Bedtime Shadow Book (Activity Books)Up, Up and Away! A Bedtime Shadow Book (Activity Books)

 

Flashlights can be used to do so many educational activities. I had no idea just how many ways our homeschools could utilize them.

In 1899, the flashlight was invented as dry cell, and miniature incandescent electric light bulbs made the first battery-powered flashlights possible. Today flashlights can help us in the most dangerous and worrisome situations. Make fun use out of those flashlights for activities, crafts, and games in your homeschool for creative learning fun.

Crafts and Games You Can Play with a Flashlight

 

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