J-Bug and JZ love glow sticks and balloons. Combine the two, and we have hours of active fun. This is one of the boredom busters that I keep in my back pocket. I have glow sticks and balloons on hand at all times, so when the boys seem to have excess energy and need that energy funneled into a safe direction I whip these babies out. They never let me down.
The photos are all blurry, because getting a young child to stand still for three seconds with balloons in his hand is next to impossible. ;)
TIP: The first time we did this I used long, skinny glow sticks. It was tricky to get the sticks in the balloon. Now I use the shorter, fatter kind like this: Glow Sticks.