Day 16 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge is light play. Unfortunately we had a play fail. Our original plan was to have a glow stick sensory bath. I ran the bath, snapped two packets of glow sticks, placed them in the bath with Adam and turned off the light. Nothing happened. Not one single glow stick out of 40 worked. We have used these glow sticks before and never had any issues. The only thing I can put the fail down to is that I have stored the glow sticks in our garden room which is incredibly cold at the moment.
Luckily I had another light play activity in mind – neon bowling. After Adam’s delight of his neon rice sensory bin and neon bath painting I knew neon bowling would be a hit. It was simple to set up as I managed to do it whilst Adam was drying off from his disappointing glow stick bath.
I grabbed 6 recycled 330ml plastic bottles and filled them up with the neon rice that we had made for the neon rice sensory bin. The process was made easier by using a funnel. If I’d had time I would have added super glue to the lid to ensure that the bottles could not be opened – just like I did several months ago with our discovery bottles.
The neon bowling skittles looked great with the light on but they transformed once the light was turned off. The Handheld UV Blacklight (affiliate link) worked wonders yet again.
Adam didn’t bat an eye lid with the fact we were bowling in the dark! Unfortunately our balls weren’t heavy enough to knock the skittles down easily but Adam and Dad-Dad had great fun throwing the balls extra hard.
* Handheld UV Blacklight (affiliate link)
* Six 330ml plastic bottles
* Heavy ball for bowling
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