As dusk settled in at a VW campout this summer, a light-up bocce game broke out and kids from across the field came running.
I wonder if any of them knew how to play bocce? Mine surely did not, but that didn’t stop him. 🙂
The game created a lovely scene against the night sky…the kids bouncing those colorful little orbs around was magic.
The fun evening got me thinking about how games are good at keeping kids off screens as night sets in. Just because it’s dark doesn’t mean they have to stop playing outside, right?
If you have kids, camping, and something incandescent, you have a good time on your hands.
There are some great options for glow-in-the-dark fun.
One of the best things about the classic Capture the Flag game is that up to 20 players can join in!
Rumor has it even teenagers will put down their phones for this one. This game offers great exercise and has batteries so you don’t need to soak the pieces in the sun beforehand.
Our son is allowed to stay up later when we’re camping. It’s nice to treat him to some independence, too. He’s free to cruise around on his own, visit the camp store and meet and play with kids. I can’t tell you how many Frisbees we’ve lost over the years!
The Flashlight Flying Disc is a nice upgrade and takes up hardly any space. You can put it on “disc-o select” and it will flash different colors, shooting disco vibes through the sky.
This inflatable, light-up beach ball is another space-saver. Its LED lights change color.
Last we have an update of a classic: Glow in the Dark Lawn Darts. This is a game that really needed a make-over from its original version, sold with pointed metal tips and dubbed a Toy that Kills by 60 Minutes.
These darts have soft, rounded plastic tips.
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