Game

Balloon Keep It Up!

Balloon Keep It Up!
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Have fun with a balloon! Get started the easy way with versions of sports using a balloon.

Time
20 minutes
Ages
12 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 4 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • 1 Balloons
  • 2 Paper plates
  • 2 Popsicle sticks or chopsticks
  • 1 Laundry baskets

Steps

  1. Tape the popsicle sticks to the backs of the paper plates to make paper plate paddles.
  2. Using the paper plate paddles, throw the balloon up and show your child how to "keep it up" and not let it touch the floor.
Adaptations
Just have fun throwing, kicking and hitting the ball. Lay down with your child and throw it in the air so that you can watch it float down slowly.
Use the paddles for alternative sports using the balloon: balloon baseball, balloon golf (use a laundry basket as a goal), and balloon ping-pong.

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