We think that most of us when we were kids have played some kind of flashlight games. Games like shadow puppets and many more were our favorites ways of spend our time with friends and family. Almost for sure many parents in this time of exacerbated electronic games practices, agree that a great idea for the kids is to play these games that beyond make them to have fun, stimulate their imagination expanding also their creativity.
So lets review some flashlight games that can be enjoyed by our kids.
This is a fun game that is a combination of the classic charades games that everybody have played at least once, and the very popular shadow puppets.
After been told the word or concept by the designed person to represent, the kid hast to act it and the reflection of their action will be shown by the shadow in the wall that has been projected by the flashlight.
The kids have to guess the meaning of the concept that it is acted by the participant, and the team that is able to do it first, gain the point. Rinse and repeat and the winner will be the group that accumulate more points at the end of the game.
Capture the Firefly
This was a game that always attracted my attention and being a lot of fun it is also so simple to play. The way to play it is easy, and consists in that some of the kids have to pretend to be enormous fireflies carrying a flashlight each, and then they are required to flash it every designated interval of time. For example every 20 second when they flash their light, other group of kids that have no flashlights have to try to catch them. The game continues until the convened period of time is finished, and then the game starts again.
If you want your kids to have fun when they are making their firsts steps in the writing and reading learning process, this game is the right one for you.
The way that works is as follow:
The first thing is getting some foam letters and locate them in front of the flashlight in a way that they will be reproduced in the wall by the shadow that comes from them.
The next is just allowing the kids to compete, and win points each time that a kid is the first to call the right letter.
At the end the child that has more points wins the overall game.
The great value of it, is that the game help to learn the letters without stress or boredom.
This is the king of the flashlight games and it is known for ages. The game is some kind of hide and seek game, but it is played in the dark and of course the main tool is a flashlight.
Nevertheless the game can be played by a minimum of 3 players, most of the people like to play it with much as possible participants, meaning that if there are many kids in the game the play will be much more fun.
Rules are basic and the way that is played is that the kid whom is the seeker has to wait a determined amount of seconds to start the chase of the other kids that are hiding in the dark. The goal is to tag with the beam of the flashlight any of them, who when is tagged becomes the chaser.
Catch the Light
This is a kind of have fun only game for the kids, there is no competition. Kids, specially the smaller ones love it.
The idea that one of the parents or an older people moves the beam of the flashlight in a dark room, all over the place making the kids to chase the light until the flashlight beam is static giving them the opportunity to catch it.
Even there are no winners or losers the game is also a lot of fun for the adults, because the view of the small ones trying to catch the light it is an unforgettable one.
In these days of internet and electronic games the idea to bring at home some of the more traditional games that allowed all of us share our time and have fun with simple thing is going to help to make the family life happier and richer. Different kinds of activities always help the kids to have a broader way of thinking making their future healthier.