We love these night time activities for kids inspired by all things night…but not necessarily bed time! We have a cool list of night activities that include stars, moon, dark and more. Kids of all ages will love exploring the night through crafts and activities that work well at home or in the classroom.
Quality Time Night Time Activities We Love
Whether you are learning more about stars and moon or just want some fun family time, we have a selection of fun things to do with kids that are all related to night time.
Instead of being afraid of the dark, let’s embrace it with some really fun night activities.
Night Time Crafts Inspired by Stars
1. Glowing Sensory Bottle for Bedtime
Make your own sparkling night time in a jar. This calm down jar or falling stars jar is one of my favorite easy crafts on Kids Activities Blog. The glow in the dark stars will make a gentle night light beside your bed. Making the starry night jar is a fun night time craft.
If you are looking for some variations on this star craft, check out:
2. Night Time Coloring Pages
Download and print these cute (and cheerful) star coloring pages for kids.
3. Fun Constellation Sewing Cards
Celebrate constellations with these free printable sewing constellation cards that you can use for stitching.
4. Stargazing Craft & Activity
Make this cool telescope craft and use the printable constellation cards to gaze at the stars.
5. Day and Night Paper Plate Craft
I love this cute paper plate craft from Non-Toy Gifts! Use the printable template and make your own night and day wheel for home!
6. Flashlight Constellation Activity
Grab a flashlight and create your own flashlight wall constellations with our printable constellation cards.
7. SHOE BOX CONSTELLATION Project
What a fun upcycle of a shoe box from Rainy Day Mum! Make a starry night sky including your favorite constellations.
8. Learn to Draw a Star
Follow the simple printable steps how to draw a star and start sketching your own night sky.
9. Fold a Dollar Bill into a Star Origami
Fold a simple dollar bill origami star by following the simple step by step tutorial!
10. Night and Day Agamograph Template
Turn night into day and day into night with this agamograph template from Easy Peasy and Fun.
Glow In the Dark Night Time Activities
11. GLOW IN THE DARK WATER BALLOONS
These easy DIY glow in the dark balloons are fun to make and a blast for glow in the dark games.
12. Glowing Bubbles for Kids
Let’s make glow in the dark bubbles!
13. Glow in the Dark Bowling
Make this easy DIY glow in the dark bowling set with water bottles from Crafts by Amanda!
Related: More glow in the dark games for kids
14. Make Glow in the Dark Slime
Our easy glow in the dark slime recipe is super fun to make!
Night Time Activities Inspired by the Moon
15. Explore the Phases of the Moon
Learn about the phases of the moon with this printable worksheet.
16. Make Your Own Moon Rocks
This moon rock craft is awesome and perfect for a family activity or slumber party.
17. Make Moon Sand
This simple moon sand recipe can be made at home and enjoyed by all!
Have a Fun Family Night
17. Host a Family Movie Night
We love family-friendly movies and hosting your own movie showing for family nights is a fun way to spend together time. Grab some snacks, a blanket and we recommend pizzas for family fun for the WHOLE family! Oh…don’t forget the popcorn!
18. Host a Family Game Night
In our house fun nighttime activities include board games or backyard games on summer nights. Try one of these fun night ideas for some friendly competition:
- Best board games for families
- Family game night activities
- Outdoor games for families
- More outdoor family games
- Download and print our space board game
19. Host a Scavenger Hunt
You don’t have to run all over town for your own scavenger hunt! Consider throwing a family scavenger hunt at home:
- Indoor scavenger hunt
- Home scavenger hunt
- Flashlight scavenger hunt
- Neighborhood scavenger hunt
- Backyard scavenger hunt
20. Build a Pillow Fort
Make your own blanket tent in the living room using pillows, sleeping bags and anything else you can find for construction. Kids of all ages will love creating a family space…even your toddlers can get involved.
21. Make a Night Light
Make a DIY night light together.
Use these family night ideas to celebrate the night…before bedtime! What night time activities did I miss that are your favorite?