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Messages in Balloons

The whole family will love the unexpected fun of this activity.

Learning Benefits

Hover over each Learning Benefit below for a detailed explanation.
Dramatic Play
Fine Motor Skills

What you need:

  • Balloons
  • Small pieces of paper
  • Pen

What to do:

  1. Ask your child to think up a dozen or so fun activities (read a book outside, have a popsicle, blow bubbles, go for a walk...). Write each activity on a separate piece of paper.
  2. Put the written surprises in the balloons (one per balloon). Blow them up for your child, and hang them around the kitchen or family room. (Be sure to keep balloons away from younger children, as they pose a choking hazard.)
  3. Each day, pick one balloon to pop and do the activity. Be sure to allot enough time!
  4. Alternatively, play a game and try to keep the balloon up in the air, while passing it back and forth. The winner keeps the balloon aloft the longest, then gets to pop it. 

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