Friday, December 30, 2011

Backyard Glowstick Hunt

Last night we had barrels of fun, and only this lousy picture to show for it.

Time to get a better camera (or a better photographer :-)

It was yet another fun activity from those two dollar packages of glow in the dark bracelets you can get at Target or Michaels.

After dinner I had the girls stay inside while I scattered the bracelets all around the yard.  I equipped them each with a mini flashlight (not because it helps in finding the glow-in-the-dark bracelets but because everything is more exciting with flashlights) and sent them out to find the bracelets.

They found most of them easily, but we played "hot" and "cold" to help them find the last two or three.  Then each girl got to take turns hiding the bracelets for the other one to find.

The only down side to the game was trying to introduce bedtime at the end.

We have really mild weather right now here in Austin, but for other parts of the country I think it could be super fun to play this game in the dark in the snow!

For more glow stick activities, see here and here, and here.


Stephanie said...

Love this idea! I am going to remember this for my children when the weather is a bit milder. Would be a fun camping activity, also.

Phyllis said...

What a great idea!

maryanne @ mamasmiles said...

This is a very fun idea! Believe it or not, we don't even have snow in Massachusetts right now!