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Family Fun With Glow Sticks (Hint: You Don’t Need To Wait For Night)

Glow Sticks are perfect for an afternoon of family fun.  But most people think that you have to wait until it’s dark outside to do activities with Glow Sticks.  Not true friend.  Watch the above video and try out some of these family fun ideas.

Spiritual Foundations

While doing these activities with your family you will have a wonderful opportunity to connect glow sticks and the light that they produce to God. Who, after all, is the light of the world. Talk about the time that Jesus said “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill can’t be hidden. Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house.“In the same way, let your light shine in front of others. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16.

When we have Jesus living in us, He wants to shine through us. Ask you kids how much fun it would be to get the glow sticks, only to hide them under their bed. Not fun at all, the point of the glow sticks is to play with them. The point of God living in us to is share Him with others. What’s the point of having Jesus live in us, if we are only going to hide Him from those around us.

Recommended Products for this Family Fun Activity

Link to 50 glow stick Necklaces

Link to 100 glow stick bracelets

Link to 25 6 inch glow stick tubes

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How To Build A Pop Bottle “Rocket” Launcher

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Don’t let this family fun activity intimidate you. It’s a lot easier than you might think and it’s crazy cool! Build the launcher once, and you have it for years to come. Plus, you have a built-in reason to enjoy some root beer floats. 🙂

More Than Just Fun

In addition to being fun, these activities can also do the following for you and your family.

  • Teach your kids about using toolsRocket on launcher ready to be sent flying
  • Encourage creativity
  • Have some quality family time enjoying root beer floats
  • Teach your kids how to read and follow instructions



Barrier Busters To Help Make These Activities Easier

Launcher Schematic




  • Use a different amount of rocks in the cone cup.
  • Put a different number of fins on the rocket
  • Try out more or less pressure

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