Create your own paper puzzle or game with night as the theme. This might include crosswords, find-a-words, fill-it-ins, cootie catchers and more. If you don’t want to create your own, do a quick search online and find a couple. Puzzles are a great way to start introducing the night theme.
2. Adapt games.
Add a flashlight and you can make the night a place for play. Incorporate a flashlight with these popular games for a new twist you can play in the dark. Be sure to remember safety when you adapt these games.
- Hide and Go Seek
- Marco Polo
- Scavenger Hunt
- Simon Says
- Ring Toss
3. Adapt sports.
Try one of the following or find another sport to adapt for night play.
- Wiffle ball
4. Flashlight tag.
While this is a popular game, the different ways you can play tag necessitates making this game a step in its own way. Try at least two different variations of “flashlight tag” and play. Take the most popular elements and create your own version of flashlight tag.
5. Catch the light.
The person who is IT shines the light on the ground. The person who gets both feet into the beam on the ground becomes IT. With a fixed light (like a street light), you can catch the shadows by jumping on them. Try to “catch the light.”
6. Glow stick hunt.
Hide a bunch of glow sticks in a predefined area. The person who comes back with the most wins . . . and they get to hide the sticks next.
7. Flashlight hunt.
Hide a specific item (or more than one) and then go outside with your flashlight to find it. You can also use natural items in your hunt, eliminating the need to hide anything.
8. Put out the candles.
Place one to three candles burning for each team. Each member gets a squirt gun. The team to put out their candles first wins. What other ways can you think of to put out candles without blowing them out?
9. Night games.
Check out the supplement, Night Games Minibook. Try one or more games in the book.
10. Other flashlight games.
Check out the supplement, Flashlight Games Minibook. Try one or more games in the book.
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