This is our final week for SRC, so the theme was Super Science: we planned programs using any of the themes for the entire summer.
Last night, I ran a Glow Party for 3rd-5th grade. I went to the local dollar store and bought glow bracelets, necklaces, glow sticks, and a light up ball. A co-worker also gave me foam glow sticks.
We started with light up ball hot potato. They passed the ball around until one was left. Whoever got the ball was able to take it home.
After, we created a large ring out of the necklaces and the children had to toss the bracelets into the larger hoop. We had fun making this.
When I did this next one for my teens, i bought a peg board and painted it with chalkboard paint. That seems to have disappeared, so I used poster board instead. I would definitely try to do the peg board or use foam board. I poked holes in the black poster board and we played giant light bright. We created shapes, letters, designs, you name it.
The children also used the large ring of necklaces to jump rope.
At the end, we were creating designs and other things just on the floor with the necklaces and bracelets. Each child went home with a few of each.