Work Hard, Play Hard: Flashlight Walks

Work Hard, Play Hard Flashlight Walks

How To:

After dinner, give all the kids a flashlight plus deck out the stroller, clothes, etc with blinking lights.  Make sure you will be seen!  We picked up a bunch of blinking LED lights in the dollar bins at Target that have little bungie cords perfect for attaching to hats and jackets.  Once everyone is illuminated take a nice evening stroll around the block.  A few blocks from our house is a field the kids like to run around in.  Just the novelty of the flashlights plus the fresh air does wonders for lifting everybody’s mood!

Inspiration:

Living in the Inland Northwest it gets dark early.  In the dead of winter it is DARK at 4:00 pm.  It has already started getting dark pretty early with the sun setting at 6:00 pm.  After dinner the kids are always antsy.  I don’t know about you but staying inside for 2-3 hrs in the evenings and we all are starting to go a little crazy!  The kids have tried flashlight play inside the house before and love it….but I always worry the neighbors will call the cops lol.  As long as it isn’t rainy or bitterly cold an evening walk plus a little fresh air sets all right.

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