Read below about our night time Scavenger hunt and our free printable pack to help encourage your adventure under the night sky. This game and STEM activity has been partnered with Energizer® to help us light up our night! See below and download your free nighttime scavenger hunt and badges and have a little bit of fun tonight!
Nighttime Scavenger Hunt
School has been back in session for about 3 weeks and my kids are still clearing out the summer fun and getting into the routine of day to day homework and extra curricular activities. Id be lying if I didn’t say that by the end of the summer I had resorted to 4 hours of Mine craft per day and cereal for dinner.
Sometimes its all you can do to just get to the finish line! But now that we are here and they have to actually use those brains, I am trying to encourage play time to reflect learning and reading.
During the school week, bedtime is ultra important around here. I am on my kids starting 30 minutes before bedtime up until they pull those sheets up to their necks and the lights go out. But on the weekends, I tend to let them have a little leeway so we can do a few fun night time activities like reading a little more or even appreciate all the fun things that happens when the sun goes down.
One such amazing activity that encourages learning, science and fun combined, is a night time scavenger hunt.
Night time scavenger hunts are a blast, bringing you and your kids on an after dark adventure that’s even fun in your own front and back yard!
A whole world happens outside after the sun goes down, and is a lot of fun to encourage and experience it.
From spiders making webs, to toads catching some meals, my Free Nighttime Scavenger Hunt is a great before bed family night activity that will get out that last bit of wiggling your kids still have at the end of the day.
You can also easily use this free printable scavenger hunt on a camping trip or a birthday party!
Looking for more scavenger hunt ideas? Try this nature scavenger hunt, summer scavenger hunt or even fire safety scavenger hunt!
Nighttime Scavenger Hunt Sheets
I have created a pack of 5 different Nighttime Scavenger Hunt sheets.
You can download just the one sheet you want or the entire pack. The sheets include a fun night time darker set, including an extra sheet to draw what you find, and also a lighter printer friendly version.
Click on the sheet you want to get its PDF or scroll to the bottom for a download link to the whole pack!
Perfect Flashlight for Adventure
You cannot have a serious night time adventure without a great flashlight! We used the Energizer® Multi-Function Light with Light Fusion Technology™ and this is no ordinary flashlight. This flashlight works has a handheld, but it also has tripod legs that allow you to sit the flashlight down and EXPLORE!
We used this function many times while looking for items on our scavenger hunt list as well as marking off items we found. In a day to day use its also super helpful for mom and dad functions like checking the circuit breaker and working on the wires behind the TV.
No need to hold it in place, which is amazing.
- Pivoting head and fold-out legs – engineered for versatility
- Features unique Light Fusion Technology™ for impressively bright, uniform LED lighting in a compact package
- 4 operating modes: Spot Light high & low; Area Light high & low
- Dimmable – just press and hold to adjust light in both Spot and Area modes
- Integrated hanging hook for maximum versatility
- Durable and water-resistant – a solid emergency light
- Includes four Energizer MAX® AA batteries
Night Time Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Video
Want to see what we found that was on and off our list?
Watch below to see some of the creep, crawly, and well, dead creatures we found when the lights went out.
Nighttime Scavenger Hunt Pack & Badges
Looking for the entire scavenger hunt pack? DOWNLOAD ALL SHEETS IN ONE PDF FILE HERE.
And when you are done, everyone likes a reward for a job well done, so print off this super fun adventure badges on some sticker paper and pass out to your crew.
They are real night time adventurers!
Day Time STEM Games
Of course the fun isn’t just at night time!
You can continue to encourage your kids creativity and play time in the day as well with some of these fantastic STEM games. Just make sure you are fully stocked with Energizer® batteries so you don’t have to miss out on any of the fun!
1) Ultimate Mastermind
- It’s the ultimate deduction challenge designed with storage area, roll-top shield, carry handle and other smart features
- With a 5-code pattern to break, there’s over 59,000 possible solutions
- For mastermind players who are ready for the next level of fun
2) Meccano – Micronoid
- BUILD A ROBOT FRIEND – This construction set comes with 111 pieces for building a robot that is responsive through simple push button programming.
- 3 MODES OF PLAY: in 8-Ball mode Micronoid answers yes/no questions, in Dance mode dances if you play music nearby and, in Autonomous mode, the robot basically does whatever it wants, including moving around, whistling, laughing, passing gas, and more.
- STEM TOY: For over a hundred years, Meccano has been promoting children’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning as they build and play .
- For kids ages 8+ who like building and programming robots.
- Requires 4 AAA batteries (not included).
3) Engino Discovering STEM Newton’s Laws
- Engino brings complex concepts into clear focus for budding engineers and scientists with award winning components and step by step illustrated assembly instructions
- Learn all about Newton’s Laws of Motion upon which all classical mechanics are based. Inertia – Momentum – Kinetic Energy – Potential Energy
- Build 8 working models such as a Catapult, Balloon Powered Plane, Drag Racer, Crash Car and more
- Manual includes 12 pages of theory and facts, a 3 page quiz, 6 pages of experimental activities illustrating Newton’s Laws, 16 pages of step by step, 3D rendered illustrations
4) SmartLab Toys Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab
- Build unlimited electronic games and gadgets
- Learn about electronic engineering using the modular system and microprocessor
- Includes 6 base boards, battery module, variable resistor module, microprocessor module, tricolor LED module, speaker module, photodiode module, tilt switch module 6-LED array module, 2 push button modules, 31 jumper wires, 48-page book
5) Microscope for Kids
- Educational Microscope for kids: ideal for the little scientist to experience,observe,learn and explore more about biology,bacteriology,histology and drugs. It has all of the components for them to understand how microscopes work.
- Include 1 microscope,9 prepared microscope slides(8 blank and 1 with specimen),2 collecting bottles,1 tweezer,1 scalpel,1 spatula,1 needle and 1 plastic container. The packaging box measures 10.4″x7.7″x5.1″ and weighs 550 grams.
- This kids microscope features 3 levels of magnification (80X, 200X and 450X) that are ideal for child use. This Kids Microscope Kit provides clear magnification quality for most child use.
This is a premium quality microscope for children made from ABS acrylic that make it durable and LED lighting illumination that makes it usable in insufficient lighting.
- Requires 3AA batteries
This post has been sponsored by Energizer®
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This is seriously so amazing. God bless your heart for making this fun enjoyable stuff for kids. YOU ROCK!
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