Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Silly Bands

Have you seen them? Chances are you have. You may not have realized what you were looking at, but it is the current craze amongst young people right now. At first I thought it was just elementary aged kids, but it crosses several age brackets.

Basically it is gel bracelets that are in the shape of almost everything you can imagine! Disney characters, sports teams, words, animals, instruments, etc. Some even glow in the dark. They are all the rage right now. I was at a conference this past week in Louisville called LIFE conference with 6,500 high school students and I saw them everywhere. You can pick them up almost any place you can spend money. I picked up a few at a gas station for my kids. Then my nephews had hundreds of them including a dreaded Yankee one. Ewwwww! I will have to see if I can find a Red Sox one soon.

I then read an article on line that mentioned that some schools are banning them because they are cause for fights and distraction. It's crazy. Do you have any of them? If so, what kind?
The Mickey and glow-in-the-dark dinosaur are upside down. oops.

4 comments:

Wes And Nina said...

It's jelly bracelets with the added element of being in shapes. I remember jelly bracelets when I was younger (much younger), and they were all the craze then. Lots of trading and selling in school. It always comes back around!

Jen said...

JUST saw a pack of Shrek shapes in the store this morning. I was mystified as to what they were for - glorified rubber bands? Thanks for clearing up the mystery for me. I'll probably see them all over now. They boys - and therefore their little sister - are currently into sports cards. . . It's crazy!!

Michelle said...

We have the sports pack, so I am currently "sporting" two cheerleader megaphones... =)

Stacy Hall said...

We ordered Gospel Silly Bands that are basically the wordless book in silly band form. We trained our youth group to use them as an evangelistic tool. They all wear a complete set at all times and have extra sets to give away as they have opportunity. Interestingly enough, one of our students had them confiscated at school for showing them (sharing the gospel) with a friend during lunch. I congratulated her for that!!

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