Flashlight Fun for Baby

I’ve debated whether or not to post this because it was kind of a flop for us…but I finally decided that perhaps somebody else’s baby would enjoy this more than my baby did. :)

Here’s what you’ll need:  A flashlight!

Take your crawling or scooting baby into a semi-darkened room (dark enough to where you can see the flashlight–the video makes our room way darker than it actually was) and point the flashlight a few feet from your baby. Once your baby moves on top of the light, cheer! Then keep moving it around until one of you gets bored.

Please excuse my “firm” voice with Big Brother..

We did this activity when Big Brother was awake and I made the mistake of letting him hold the flashlight. Little Brother wasn’t all that interested in chasing the light…he just wanted to hold the flashlight like Big Brother.

Oh well…it could be a great way to motivate your little one to move (if that’s what you want, of course, I don’t mind when my children are still). :)


  1. okay so on this same note, you can take a pointer pin.. the ones that have a red do when you press the button. i have one for my cats and they chase it. well it just happens that Taegan loves to chase the red dot with the cat. so i keep him entertained that way too, wears him out.

  2. @EchoHanshaw – The laser lights can be harmful though if they get in the baby's eyes.

    I'd be hardpressed to find a room dark enough while Kara was still awake to try this out. Maybe in the winter time when it gets dark around 4:30. That's ND for ya.

  3. i play with flashlights with my toddler class and they love it! the room doesn’t have to be too dark to really see the light. i ask them to point the light to different objects in the class, like the slide, the kitchen etc!

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