Glowing goo-gaw makes
for a fun bunch of games. Dollar and bargain stores are a storehouse of cheap glow-sticks, necklaces, bracelets and other items. BHG suggests arranging a series of necklaces in shapes on the ground to toss a beanbag (or glowing necklace filled wiffle ball) into; tape together a few
glow sticks to make a ring for ring toss; play tag or flourescent freeze tag! Give the kids some ideas and then challenge them to come up with their own amazing activities!
Low-cost laser tag and made-up games are
what kids are famous for. Give a kid a flashlight and he or she will make up a game in seconds flat. Pass out a passel of them and the whole gang will have a
blast! You can even tape colored cellophane around the light and enhance the fun.
Stargazers unlimited -- our Ozark
night skies are generally full of stars that can't be seen in the cities and suburbs. Numerous star maps and navigation guides are downloadable, free and fun. Visit skymaps.com, starwalk or sky safari apps for smartphone for help. Bring an old blanket or sleeping bag and spread out on our hillside after dark and to gaze and have your little ones make up their own constellation of stories.