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Archive | November, 2012

Balloon Advent Calendars

The lead up to Christmas is always alot of fun and having an Advent Calendar in the house means that you don’t have to constantly tell the kids how many days to go 😉 Victoria from SubtleRevelry has an awesome outline on how to make a balloon advent with and for your children. Well worth […]

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Festive Table Settings

Whether you’re celebrating with your family or friends, preparing the Christmas table is destined to cheer you up and add a festive touch to your space. Add the colorful yoyo balloons to your table for a bit of glamour and change from a Christmas cracker. They can be placed in a bowl, on top of […]

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Balloon Hunt

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, […]

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Balloon Stomp

Balloons with lollies inside are placed around the room. Children are then instructed to go around bursting the balloons to get the lollies. Children love this game and generally go “crazy” bursting the balloons. You could change the game a little by stringing balloons to childrens’ ankles. The aim is to pop other peoples balloons […]

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Make your own balloon bracelet

Making balloon animals is rather fun and if you pick the right one not too difficult! there will be some balloon casualties however and here is a great activity to do with the popped balloons. http://www.michellepaigeblog.com/2011/08/make-your-own-balloon-bracelets.html  

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Balloon Toss

This game can be played with any sort of throwing material. It could be balls, mini bean bags or YoYo Balloons*. Find three receptacles, buckets, plastic containers, old tyres and place them strategically in a row. Then mark them with a sign saying how many points each bucket is worth. Give each child 5 balloons […]

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Science Experiments with Balloons – chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda

The older kids have been doing Science enquiry at school this term. They’ve done sandpit volcanoes to explore chemical reactions between vinegar and baking soda but did you know you can experiment with a balloon and drinking bottle as well! Thanks to the following website which gives step by step instructions and pictures. http://www.momto2poshlildivas.com/2012/01/blow-it-up-exploring-gas-with-balloons.html

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