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Glow in the Dark Night Time Bowling

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Summertime means thinking outside the box for kid-friendly, fun things to do. Mid-summer when 4th of July comes around, it means I have to step up my game even more! Fireworks aren’t safe for the little ones but they usually want to join in the night time activities. Here is one idea for a fun (and safe!) DIY activity for the littles for the 4th of July or any evening in summer for that matter.

CHEAP SUMMER ACTIVITY

It’s super CHEAP as you only need some water bottles and glow sticks that you can pick up from the dollar store. Kids love it because it keeps them busy, competitive and it’s a game. Parents love it because it keeps kids outside, active and wears them out so they are ready for bed at bedtime.

HOW LONG DOES THE GAME TAKE?

You can set this game up in about 5 minutes so it’s something that you can get up and running FAST! Kids have little attention span when they are young so many times you have to get them set up and playing before they lose interest and either start fighting or messing sh*t up!

The best thing about this game is that it can last quite a while as the kids play round after round. That’s right, you get to sit down and have a drink in the backyard while the kids keep themselves busy bowling.

Glow in the Dark Night Time Bowling

What You Need:

Glow in the dark bowling

Water Bottles (any size but the bigger bottles work better!)

Glow Sticks – at least 1 for every bottle you are using

Ball (any ball will do)

Preparation:

1. Wait until dark. You can use 6-9 water bottles depending on how many the kids want to use.  Open glow sticks. Bend and shake to activate. Open water bottles and drop glow sticks into the water. If you have small glow sticks, use 2 or 3. If they are big sticks, one will do.

2. Reseal bottles with the caps.

3. Have the kids have fun setting up the glow bowling pins in any pattern that they would like. Have the kids take turns rolling the ball towards the pins to knock down as many as they can.

4. Repeat for as long as the kids are having fun.

*For safety reasons, don’t drink the water from the bottles or let young kids open the water bottles and play with the glow sticks.

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FAQs

Can we still drink the water out of the bottles when the game is over?

No. For safety reasons, don’t drink the water from the bottles or let young kids open the water bottles and play with the glow sticks.

What size water bottles should be used for the game?

Any size water bottles work but the bigger the better.

What color glow sticks should we use?

That’s the fun of this activity – anything goes. Chose whatver glow stick colors your kids like. Mix and match. All one color. Anything goes.

Glow in the Dark Night Time Bowling

Glow in the Dark Bowling

Hollie Schultz
Looking for a fun, outdoor game for the summer for the kids? This Glow in the Dark Bowling is easy to set up and kids love it.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6 pins

Ingredients
  

  • 6-9 water bottles any size but the bigger the better
  • 6-9 glow sticks at least 1 for every bottle
  • ball any size ball will do

Instructions
 

  • Wait until dark. You can use 6-9 water bottles depending on how many the kids want to use.  Open glow sticks. Bend and shake to activate. Open water bottles and drop glow sticks into the water. If you have small glow sticks, use 2 or 3. If they are big sticks, one will do.
  • Reseal bottles with the caps.
  • Have the kids have fun setting up the glow bowling pins in any pattern that they would like. Have the kids take turns rolling the ball towards the pins to knock down as many as they can.
  • Repeat for as long as the kids are having fun.

Notes

*For safety reasons, don’t drink the water from the bottles or let young kids open the water bottles and play with the glow sticks.
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