My son's preschool keeps battery-operated tealights in the wooden block area. The kids love to use the tealights inside their structures. The glow looks super cool – especially if you turn off all the room lights and watch the shadows made from the different blocks.
We bought some and are finding tons of fun ways to use them:
- a fire that the firefighters have to come put out
- a campfire for little toy people
- safe candlelight for a fancy tea party
We even play tealight hide-and-seek where I hide them all, turn off the lights, and the kids go around finding them.
The only problem now is that when I want to use them for decoration I have to ask the kids if I can borrow THEIR tealights.
Electric candles. My kids would LOVE them as nightlights, or for making dinnertime special, especially as it's getting dark earlier in the evening. What a great idea.
Related: Make a paper jack o'lantern (thinking battery-operated candles would work well for this)