Here’s a great educational activity to do with groups of kids, especially at night. Have each child bring a flashlight. Explain to the kids that fireflies use their lights to communicate with each other, and that they look for the other fireflies who are flashing the same patterns. Give each child a pattern to flash with his or her flashlight, and have them try to find the person with the matching code.
And for a fun firefly craft, check out this wonderful lantern you can make to go along with “The Very Lonely Firefly” over at The Long Thread!