Nightgames with Toddlers!

  • Have some toddler night games indoors with the younger kids, without having to wait until the sun goes down!

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Sometimes you just have to let your kids play. And when I mean play, I mean just GO. Whatever they want, running, playing; Rules, no rules! Just whatever their little hearts desire. So over the weekend I decided we would play a toddler version of “night games” inside the house.

I told them we were going to clean so we wouldn’t stub our toes on anything, and The Little Man replied with “It’s ok mom, I’ll just look out for it and step over the toys”. I hadn’t told him what we were playing so I had to really convince him that it would be worth spending the time to clean.


While they were in their last few minutes of cleaning, I ran around the house closing all the blinds (ya see, it was only 8 pm, so it wasn’t actually dark enough for night games!) and turning off lights. I then grabbed our newly bought headlamps and snuck them into the living room.


Once everything was cleaned up, I made them both close their eyes and I turned the headlights on, and placed them on their head while turning off the last lamp. They opened their eyes to nothing but the glow of one another’s light. I doubt that I needed to do anything after that, because Gracie immediately ran to the radio, turned it on and started having a “dance party” by herself, while Will ran to the bathroom to check it out in the mirror.


After their Dance party, we then played a kazillion games of hide and go seek. The “hiders” would turn off their light, and the seeker would count and then hunt out the hiders with their headlight! Oh, did I mention we played this a kazillion times? I didn’t even need to do my nightly squats after all the crouching I did while hiding with Baby Girl.

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I remember staying up so late during the Summer months playing sardines, kick the can, and steal the flag in the cul-de-sac behind our house. So glad that I can be starting these fun memories with my kids already at such a young age.

What night game is YOUR favorite?

Some other fun games that you could play in the dark are

  • Red Light Green Light
  • Shadow Puppets
  • Flashlight Tag

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  1. How much fun is this?!? My hubby keeps these headlamps stored every where! They come in handy in a lot of situations! 🙂

  2. This sounds like so much fun. I’ll have to remember it for when I babysit my niece and nephew. I also have been meaning to get one of those headlights to have on hand at the house in case of power outages.

  3. They are having so much fun. What a great idea!

  4. How fun!! My 4 year old …. and husband…. would love doing this together haha 🙂

    • Pamela, we are the same way. If the hubby had been in town, he would have been the one hiding in the cabinet and jumping out to scare them in the dark!! it definitely is a great “whole family” activity!

  5. It looks like they had so much fun!! I’ve already pinned to save for later! Alea would love some of these activities 🙂

  6. Oh how fun! My kids love playing night games – I bet they would love the head lamps for this.

  7. How fun! I bet they had a blast. Those head lamps are great at Girls camp!

  8. How fun! My kids would love this.

  9. This sounds so fun! I don’t have kids but I’m pretty sure my husband would love this, haha.


  10. How cute is that! Love it!

  11. So cute!!! How fun for the kids! And they are ADORABLE!

  12. This is so cute! I love the video!

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