Kids love the fact that they can run and play when they are camping. There are no alarm clocks or homework assignments. They don’t have to go to bed when it is still light out and can sleep in a little if they want. That’s when it’s fun to get them involved in a game of flashlight tag. Then, once they are tucked in to sleep you can join them in a few minutes of making shadow puppets on the wall of the tent or RV. How fun!
Thanks to it being dark outside this can actually be a combination of both tag and hide and go seek. Essentially the person becomes “it” when they are hit with the light from the flashlight. The only downside is that many kids will try to claim that they were not tagged, but that seems to be the case with any game played when children are involved.
Another fun game that can be played inside or outside with the aid of a flashlight is charades. With this game you set up the flashlight to shine towards a wall. The players then try to use their hands to mimic animals or things. The other team then has to try to guess what they are trying to mimic. This is a game that can be fun for anyone, even little ones and parents.
Finally, you can have a scavenger hunt in the dark where the players can only use the light of their flashlights to find the items on their list. This is especially fun outdoors, but can be played indoors as well if the weather is not ideal. Make sure to hide the items well so that the fun can last for a long time.
Kids absolutely love games that can be played in the dark. Take advantage of the simplicity that comes with using a flashlight to play. Your kids with remember times like those for a lifetime.