Kids love playing with flashlights, and there’s so many cool games and activities you can do with them. In this collection of flashlight games and activities for children you’ll find things related to the alphabet and sight words, science and STEM, shadow play, and simple games.
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Give a child a flashlight, and there’s so much fun to be had! Whether it’s exploring the flashlight itself or using it for all kinds of games and activities, the possibility are endless.
In this collection of fun activities for kids using flashlights, you’ll find ways to use a flashlight for literacy learning, in science and STEM activities, playing with shadows and more. Try out some of these learning and creative play activities. They might even inspire you to create your own flashlight games!
25+ Flashlight Games and Activities for Kids
Using a Flashlight for Literacy Learning
You can use a flashlight to make learning things like the alphabet and sight words even more fun. These activities can be done at home or in the classroom and are a great way to work on language arts skills.
Flashlight Alphabet Game from Happily Ever Mom
Flashlight Word Game from Crafulate
Flashlight Fort from Sunny Day Family
Nighttime Alphabet Scavenger Hunt from Growing Book by Book
Flashlight Letter Hunt from Super God, Not Super Mom
Alphabet Cave Preschool Learning Game from What Can We Do With Paper and Glue
Flashlight Reading Game from Mosswood Connections
Flashlight Hide-and-Seek Game from School Time Snippets
Science Activities Using Flashlights
Use a flashlight to study astronomy or conduct simple science experiments!
Flashlight Constellations from Schooling a Monkey
How to Make Paper Cup Constellations from The Seasoned Mom
Constellation Luminary from Red Ted Art
Shoebox Constellation Maps from Rainy Day Mum
Sky Science: Why does the sky change colors? from STEAM Powered Family
Refraction Light Experiment from Edventures with Kids
STEM Activities Using a Flashlight
A flashlight is the perfect tool for conducting STEM or STEAM activities. Usually these activities will inspire you kids to think up even more explorations with light.
Building a Flashlight from Living Montessori Now
Making Rainbow Reflections from Buggy and Buddy
Shadow Play Using a Flashlight
Shadows are a fun way to encourage creative play while exploring the science of light at the same time.
Shadow Science Sensory Play from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Ocean Life Shadow Puppet Show from Adventure in a Box
Dinosaur Shadow Puppets from Rainy Day Mum
Halloween Shadow Puppets from Ruffles and Rain Boots
Space Themed Shadow Puppets from J4Daniel’s Mom
Flashlight Games and Play Ideas
Use a flashlight for some fun and easy play ideas or games. These are fun to do with friends on a playdate, during a birthday party, or together as a family.
Glowing Rock Star Microphone from I Heart Crafty Things
Flashlight Hide-and-Seek from Toddler Approved
DIY Bat Signal from Pink Stripey Socks
Flashlight Walk from Bambini Travel
Light Painting with a Flashlight from Pink Stripey Socks
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