Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series: Super Hero Soccer with Glow Sticks

On Friday, I announced the Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series which I’ll be doing with these lovely ladies:

The Mad Mommy

Our first challenge was glow sticks! I decided to put a twist on a backyard favorite of ours and created:
Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series - Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks
I used the 10″ glow sticks that are long and skinny and best for making necklaces and bracelets. You can purchase them online if you don’t have any handy and they come with the connectors and everything (and they’re cheap!). You can also find them just about anywhere during the summer months – Lowes, Walmart, Michaels, etc., but as a multi-mom who avoids dragging the kids out whenever I can, any time I see something on Amazon Prime that can ship to my door, I run with it!
To set the stage, I ducked out of the house while the kids were eating dinner and strung several sticks together and wove them through their soccer goals. In hindsight, if I had more time, I would have done more than two lines to make it even cooler! It would have looked more like a little space galaxy wormhole.
Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks - Soccer Goal
Then I introduced the kids to glow sticks. It was a first time for them and they were awestruck. Of course, they wanted to be decked out, so we hooked them up with glow stick crowns, necklaces and bracelets. Which also prompted me to do a mini photo session while we waited for the sun to go down.
Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series - Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks
Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series - Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks
Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series - Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks
Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series - Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks
Top if off with their super hero capes and we were ready to go! They had a blast playing outside, staying up late and exploring the colors and “magic” of the glow sticks. Adding the element of super heroes running around in capes playing their favorite sport and we had one fantastic, memory-filled evening of fun.
Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks - Soccer Goal
Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks - Soccer Goal
Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks - Soccer Goal
Be sure to check back next week for the next challenge in our series: Plastic Soda Bottles!
Add your own posts of creative activities with Glow Sticks below!
 
Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series - Super Hero Soccer - Fun with Glow Sticks
 

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