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Balloon Game

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Looking for a way to beat the heat and have fun indoors? I created this fun balloon game just for that reason.  Great responses from all three kids- ages 2 to 10!

Materials: 10 balloons, black permanent marker

balloon game

Directions:
1. Blow up 10 balloons.
2. Number them from 1 to 10.
3. Hide the balloons throughout the house- upstairs and downstairs.
4. Have your children work as a team to find the balloons in order.
5. If they find number 9, they aren’t allowed to get that balloon.  They must start at 1, then 2, and so on.
6. Sit back and watch the fun!

LM loved playing a game with his big sisters and finding the balloons with them.  After finding all of the balloons, he enjoyed counting all ten and then identifying the different numbers.  It was wonderful watching the kids work as a team to accomplish a group goal.  Hiding the balloons upstairs and downstairs worked out well, because it got the kids moving.  My ten year old commented, “I thought this game was going to be boring at first, but it was really fun.”  After learning the game, the kids can have fun hiding the balloons as well.

Written by Jen

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9 Comments

  • Reply Homeschool Mom

    What a great idea! Running out to buy some balloons!

    Adventures of a Homeschool Mom

    July 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    • Reply Jen

      Great! I hope your family enjoys the game. 🙂

      July 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Arizona day care

    I love this idea!!! Too cute!!! 😀

    July 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    • Reply Jen

      Glad you like the idea- so much fun! 🙂

      July 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Grace

    I’m confused in the directions. What do you mean if they find number 9 they have to start over? (aren’t they supposed to find 9 before they find 10?) Thanks for the clarification

    August 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    • Reply The Activity Mom

      Yes, they should go in order from 1-10. The example with the 9 is just reinforcing that if they don’t find them in order/grab a balloon out of order that they have to start over at 1.

      August 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Kellie

    looks like fun and super simple! thanks!

    October 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Holly

    HI! A fun twist for older kids … Hide a message in each balloon and make it a scavenger hunt with a treat as the prize! 8-11 year old approved!

    November 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm
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