Balloon Celebration

SKILL FOCUS

Eye-hand coordination, balance, agility, speed

GROUP SIZE

Any size group that can safely fit into your room

EQUIPMENT

Enough balloons for each child

LOCATION

Inside or outside

SAFETY

Children need to be aware of their surroundings so they do not bump into one another

PURPOSE

This is a fun eye-hand coordination activity to celebrate the New Year!

SETUP

New Year's is always a time where balloons are part of the celebration.  Spread the children out all over your room and have enough balloons for each student.

INSTRUCTIONS


Each child should continually try to tap their balloon into the air without letting it hit the floor or catching it with their hands.

You can make contests to see how many students can do it for 1 minute without letting it hit the ground.

You can also try stunts like hitting it in the air, spinning in a circle, then tapping it up again. 

Be creative with your routine.  For example, have students partner up tapping a balloon back and forth.

MODIFICATIONS


To make it harder, the students can try to tap 2 balloons at a time.