13 Things to Do With a Torch

by Deb on May 6, 2010

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My kids love torches, they have been a life saver on long night drives and are heaps of fun around the home.

  1. Make shadows, big or small.
  2. Eat lunch in the dark.  My kids are weird.
  3. Torch chasey.
  4. Spotlight a hand or foot, especially for little babies who are learning about their bodies.
  5. Put cellophane over the end for the disco effect.
  6. Get closer and further away and look at the size of the light spot.
  7. Use a mirror to shine around corners
  8. Split the beam into a rainbow with a glass of water or prism.
  9. Go for a night walk.
  10. See if you can spot some nocturnal animals or birds.
  11. Take it apart and learn about simple circuits.
  12. Shine it through your fingers to see the red blood.  Did you know a baby will react to a torch shone on a pregnant mother’s bump?
  13. Treasure hunt – hide small toys under furniture.

Do you play with torches?

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Melissa May 6, 2010 at 8:46 am

My boys LOVE playing with torches, especially spotlighting and using them to shine the way in a dark lounge room cubby. Great idea to take them with us on night drives!
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SquiggleMum May 6, 2010 at 12:58 pm

That’s funny… my kids have been playing with torches all week. My 19mth old like to pull his apart and “fix” it himself!
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Catherine May 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Mine love torches too. Recently they are really liking the head torches, especially the one with the red light.
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Hootin' Anni May 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Eating lunch in the dark…that sounds like a bit of fun to me.

We call ’em flashlights.

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sandy May 6, 2010 at 8:04 pm

wonderful suggestions sanyd
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Brenda May 6, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Great ideas. My kids loved to play flashlight tag. Happy TT!
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Journeywoman May 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Great list. I think torch is more descriptive than flashlight (which is what we call them on this side of the pond)


Marianne May 6, 2010 at 8:34 pm

My dog loves to chase a narrow light we have … it’s so funny. My cat? Not so much (clearly the more intelligent of the two). Good list!
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CountryDew May 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Did not know that about the pregnant belly! I keep a flashlight by my bed but otherwise they are just another tool in my household. I can see where you boys might be entranced, though.
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Adelle Laudan May 6, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Flashlights and those laser pointers are always a hit. Fun list. Happy T13!
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Harriet May 6, 2010 at 10:21 pm
Melissa Mashburn May 7, 2010 at 1:53 am

My daughter’s favorite flashlight for years was one she wore on her head. This was a great 13.
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Alice Audrey May 7, 2010 at 5:14 am

If you get the laser beam style, you can drive the cat mad too.
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sally May 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm

We’ve been using torches to make moon and star lights this week. I just covered the light with black cardboard with a moon or star outline cut out. That is my DD’s new fascination. We go out and say goodnight to the moon and stars every night.


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