Blow up a balloon for your child only part way-- it’s more fun when they’re squishy. Have extras on hand in case some burst. This happens a lot, so no worries, enjoy!
Tie one end of the string to the child’s balloon. Tie the other end of the string to their waist. Or, they can simply hold the string if they prefer.
Skilly Spark:Go outdoors and talk about how the wind makes the balloon move in different ways. Encourage them to use their bodies to nudge and move the balloon. Bump it with your knees, nose, bottom-- it’s a perfect time to get silly. Adults, this means you too!
If the wind isn’t blowing or you’re indoors, just add music and they can move themselves and their balloon to the beat.
Keep the fun going
Older children, ages 4 years and up, can work in pairs or in small groups to keep their balloon in the air on a calm day.
How does your floaty friend move? Up, down, fast, slow, round and round? Help grow your child's language skills by describing the many ways your balloon expresses itself.