Light at Night
The children will play a night light freeze game as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with light, such as night and bright.
- Cover natural light and dim the lights.
- Invite the children to find a spot in the room they’ll stay for the whole game.
- Turn on the flashlight and have the children say, “Light!” and run, dance, or wiggle in place.
- When you turn off the flashlight, have the children say, “Night!” and freeze in silence.
- Repeat as many times as desired, allowing the children to take turns turning the flashlight on and off.
- Read the following phrases to the children, having them open and close their hands to flash bright like a star each time they hear a word that rhymes with light:
- What a sight! The light is bright!
- There is no light at night!
- The light makes the night bright.
- Repeat with other sentences you think of.
SEEL At Home
Recognize and produce words that rhyme with light.
No Materials Needed
Activity: Light at Night
- To do this activity, wait until it is dark outside or cover the natural light in a room.
- Play a game similar to red-light-green-light, where you stand near the light switch in the room and your child stands at the opposite end.
- Turn on the light and have your child say, “Light!” while running toward you.
- Turn off the light and have your child say, “Night!” and freeze.
- When your child is frozen, if he or she moves or talks, he or she must take three steps back.
- Once your child reaches you, switch roles, allowing your child to be the one to turn the light on and off.
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.
Light at Night