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Indoor Flashlight Fun

by rayovac28, March 2017

Indoor Flashlight FunCold weather and an early sunset can make the kids (and you) a little stir crazy. So bring a little light into your lives with these kid-approved flashlight games!

Flashlight Constellations

Cloudy skies can’t keep you from stargazing! This easy activity educates and excites. Just make small holes in a sheet of paper, tape it to the end of a flashlight, and shine it at a dark wall to create entire galaxies. Click to download our large or small constellation printout. Plus, kids can show off their creativity by designing their own star patterns!

Shadow Puppets

This old standby is simple fun for everyone. Hand shadows are perfect for the first round, then you can expand the possibilities by cutting out shapes and attaching them to the end of the flashlight. (Bat-Signal, anyone?) To put on a show, hang a sheet from the ceiling and backlight it with a flashlight so kids can act out scenes using their stuffed animals and toys. Have kids pick their favorite color flashlight from the Brite Essentials Collection, and let playtime begin!  

Hot Potato Flashlight

Sit in a circle, turn out the lights, and start up the music! This is a fun take on the classic “Hot Potato” game. Just pass around the shining flashlight until the music stops, and whoever is holding the light is out of that round until one winner remains! The Brite Essentials Mini Flashlight is great for this. It’s the perfect size for kids to safely hang onto as they pass it around and try to win this simple, fun-filled game!

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4 Gadgets Moms Need for a Stress-Free Day at the Amusement Park

by rayovac22, September 2016

A family at an amusement park

Rayovac Power Protect

Amusement park crowds can be overwhelming and swarms of people can make it easy to lose sight of your little one. The Rayovac Power Protect can help. The Power Protect is a small cylindrical phone charger that has a built-in flashlight and a 100 decibel emergency alarm. The device is similar in size and shape to a small can of pepper spray, and it has a ring at the top that acts like a panic button.  Pulling the ring causes an attention-snatching alarm to erupt and should draw the notice of any passerby. The safety siren is even audible from 200 yards away*. To deactivate the personal alarm, press the power button or snap the ring back to its original setting. The Power Protect was designed for anyone who wants a sense of personal safety.Giving one to your child in case of an emergency will ensure that you (or security) find them fast in any crowded, noisy environment. *varies by geography and environmental conditions. 

Handheld fan

Amusement parks come in all shapes, sizes and have plenty of different attractions. But one thing is unanimous among them all — long lines. Fall weather can be unpredictable no matter where you live in the country, and standing in line in  sweltering heat can be miserable. But sSomething simple like a battery-powered handheld fan can make the lines much more bearable. Snag yourself a fresh pack of Rayovac’s alkaline batteries, and enjoy the cool breeze and slight mist from your handheld fan. Just make sure your kids don’t forget theirs on the ride!

Portable phone charger

The first time your child rides a rollercoaster is priceless. The look of exhilaration, fear and joy that flow across their face is something you won’t soon forget. And because of smartphones and social media, it’s a sight your friends and family won’t forget either. But chances are you’ll be taking a lot of photos and videos of the family’s escapade throughout the park which drains phone batteries fast. Just be sure to toss one of Rayovac’s portable phone chargers in your bag, and you’ll never have to miss capturing those goofy, gleeful smiles.

Digital camera for kids

One of the best things about being a kid in an amusement park is the sense of wonder and amazement at your surroundings. Everything in the park is typically so huge and foreign to a child: rollercoasters, fun houses, prize games and costumed staff members. Letting your child have a kid-friendly digital camera is a great way to see the park through their eyes, and encourage them to pay attention to their surroundings. You can find rechargeable lithium-ion cameras and battery-powered options, too. Rayovac’s rechargeable batteries last up to 4X longer in digital cameras than their alkaline battery cousins.

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Top 5 Storm Prep Essentials

by rayovac14, August 2015

Top 5 Storm Prep Essentials: The Calm Before The Storm.

Beep, beep, beep we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to warn you of the storm headed your way in T-minus 30 minutes. *Neighborhood panic quickly sets in as families peek outside with hopes of a false alarm. Storm clouds loom as they slowly pick up speed billowing into sight. Now what do you do? Shut the blinds and hope for the best? We hope not. Keep calm and execute your family emergency plan.

Fifteen minutes later the storm watch is now a warning and the local emergency siren begins with a familiar high-pitched scream. By now the family emergency plan should be well underway with parents and children heading to the safest spot in the house with emergency kit in tow. Some say that prepping is a waste of time but you know better. Storing an emergency kit goes a long way in keeping your family safe.  More...

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Preparing for Winter’s Worst | Rayovac Blog

by rayovac7, January 2015

To prepare your car for harsh winter weather, look at these tips for creating a useful survival kit!

Winter weather can get the best of us. Severe cold and wind make it unpleasant to be outside, and snow and ice make it unsafe to navigate roads and sidewalks. It can even get bad enough to shut down highways and airports or cut off electricity to homes and offices. That’s why it’s essential to be prepared for extreme changes to your everyday routine.

Preparing your home or apartment can take a lot of planning. In addition to an adequate supply of water and nonperishable food, you’ll need to have ways to stay warm and light important areas of your home during the extended nighttime hours.

If you have an emergency generator, you’re one step ahead of the game. But if you’re like most of us, you’ll need to be ready to operate without electricity should the power to your house ever go out.   More...

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A Rayovac Christmas Carol; The Ghost of Holiday Shopping

by rayovac16, December 2014

Don’t make the same mistake twice, Rayovac alkaline batteries last just as long as any brand and cost less to boot.

A pillow never felt so good. As you lie in bed for a wintry snooze, the exhaustion settles in from a grueling year of intense holiday shopping. Heavy eyes and tired limbs seduce your senses to welcome sleep but tonight something is holding you back. Did you make a list and check it twice? Did you remember to buy the batteries? Who’s that tapping my shoulder? It’s time to face the music and reminisce about the follies of Christmas past.

Waiting for eyes to open, the Ghost of Holiday Shopping has chosen you for a trip down memory lane. First stop is Christmas 2012, when technique went out the window and thrifty shopping took a back seat. Pressed for time, you sacrificed an arm and a leg by purchasing a set of “bunny” batteries with no concern for quality or price. A memory you’d like to forget, the batteries were DOA on Christmas morning when you needed them most. Don’t make the same mistake twice, Rayovac alkaline batteries last just as long as any brand and cost less to boot.   More...

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Santa: “Breaking My Silence” – Top 5 Hottest Toys of 2014

by rayovac4, December 2014

But Rayovac and Mr. Claus go way back; he understands how important batteries can be on Christmas morning.

Let’s face it: you’re not a mind reader. Finding out what your child really wants for Christmas is no easy task. You’d have better luck selling ice to an Eskimo. Luckily, the truth is just an earshot away as your child whispers the gift in Santa’s ear hoping the man in red keeps it secret and delivers his promise.

But Rayovac and Mr. Claus go way back; he understands how important batteries can be on Christmas morning. Plus how do you think his sleigh is powered? Look closely at the tailpipes and you can notice a sparkling blue energy, clear evidence that Rayovac is fueling the epic journey around the globe. Returning the favor, Santa is going on record and revealing the top 5 hottest toys of 2014!   More...

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