While Andrew was out of town last week, I talked about having “a few tricks up my sleeve” with the boys. As much for me as for them, because sometimes when I have all three of them, I get overwhelmed quickly. But if I have a few simple things planned, not only do I have leverage for good behavior, but I actually really look forward to surprising the kids and seeing how they react! Well, one of those tricks was glow stick bath, found here, on a pretty cool blog post about 75 things to do with your kids this summer.
The steps are simple. We picked up a package of 10 glow sticks at Target for super cheap. Then, right before bath time (we waited until it was getting kind of dark), we opened them up and twisted them around to get them to glow. Then, with the lights off, of course, we threw ‘em in (the glow sticks and the kids).
That’s it! The boys had so much fun playing in here that after I washed them, I let them stay in until the water was almost cold. No matter, it was a hot day anyway (and today is supposed to reach 110!!!).
Emil really wanted in on the action…
… so of course we obliged!
Ham, normal, ham (or ham sandwich)
The fun was extended a bit before I attempted bedtime.
All in all, a great activity for any season! I actually think we will do this a few times in the winter when it gets dark so early and we will be stuck inside anyway. So, pick up an extra pack to put away for those cold months!