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10 Fun nighttime activities that make summer memorable

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Make the most of warm summer nights with these fun glow-in-the-dark ideas

Warm summer nights bring back memories of childhood.

Catching fireflies, biking until the last bit of sun sets and epic games of hide-and-seek. Capture the spirit of summer by enjoying these “glowing” ideas to light up your summer nights. Make magical memories with fun-filled activities that will keep both bodies and imaginations active in the evenings.

Make the most of warm summer nights with these fun glow-in-the-dark ideas

1. Flashlight tag

Make the most of warm summer nights with these fun glow-in-the-dark ideas

Kids can’t get enough of this nighttime hide-and-seek themed tradition. Get your neighbors together and play in your backyard or a safe cul-de-sac. Grab your flashlights and get ready to go. Last one to be found wins!

2. Groovy glow dance party

Make the most of warm summer nights with these fun glow-in-the-dark ideas

Turn up the tunes, add some black lights and lots of glow sticks and let it glow! There’s nothing like an old-fashioned dance party to bring out the fun on a warm summer night.

3. Glow-in-the-dark bowling

Make the most of warm summer nights with these fun glow-in-the-dark ideas

Recycle your plastic water bottles and fill each with a different colored glow stick to create a game that will bowl the kids over! Use basketballs or soccer balls as your bowling ball.

4. Backyard campout

Dust off your tent and set up camp in your own backyard. Make s’mores, tell ghost stories and sleep out in nature. We can’t promise a great night’s sleep, but we can guarantee lots of fun.

5. Summer night sports

Light up the night with glow-in-the-dark sports balls. Try a game of flag football or soccer at your local park, a volleyball battle at the beach or a round of mini-golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls.

6. Water wars

Throw on your bathing suits and get ready to get wet! Fill a bucket with water and have an epic battle with homemade Super Sponge Soakers. Make bunches of water balloons and see how drenched you can get your opponent. Or, fill empty squirt bottles with water and have a totally awesome game of water tag.

7. Splash-in movie night

On hot summer nights, dive into your pool and watch a movie while you float and cool off on rafts and inner tubes. Invite the neighbors to bring movie snacks to share like popcorn and theater-themed candies. Don’t have a pool? Project a family-friendly movie on the garage door and have some “reel” fun.

8. Super stargazing

Remember the magic of being at camp and hearing the amazing stories of the stars? Do a little research ahead of time on the internet, grab a picnic blanket, lie on the grass and look to the sky on a clear night to find your favorite constellations.

9. Nighttime picnic

On a hot summer night, forget using the stove and oven and make a no-heat picnic you can enjoy outside. Delicious deli sandwiches, fresh fruits of the season, crunchy colorful veggies and homemade lemonade make a refreshingly light meal that will help you keep your cool.

10. Family fireside chats

Make the most of warm summer nights with these fun glow-in-the-dark ideas

Reconnect as a family by enjoying the magical glow of a campfire, fire pit or beach bonfire. Roast marshmallows, share stories and most of all, spend time together. Isn't that what summertime is all about?

Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration between Aquafresh® toothpaste and SheKnows.

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