What you need
- Balloons (one per child)
- Some wide open space (indoors), or
- Outside, away from obstacles
Inflate balloons, one per child. Explain the rules of the game, including safety cautions.
How to play
On a signal to start, kids must keep their balloons in the air. Last one whose balloon hits the ground wins. Or, just allow kids to keep them aloft free-style, no rules. Except for safety cautions: don’t hit other kids, watch where you’re going, and stay within safe space.
For best results
- Supervise kids at all times, and warn against safety concerns.
- Have a phone ready to catch some great action photos.
Use a timer to issue a 5-minute countdown challenge. Or, keep track of the longest times aloft. Also, have kids work together as a team to keep one or more balloons in the air—and celebrate team best times.
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