It’s surprising how much you can do with a balloon! We explored activities ranging from sports, painting and messy-play to the science of blowing up a balloon.
We filled some balloons with water and put them in the freezer to make ‘ice balloons’. Once the water was frozen, we cut the rubber off. We let the ice develop a layer of melt-water over the surface and encourage the children to explore the ice balloons.They could compare a water balloon and an ice balloon.
Painting with Balloon
This is a great activity for kids to explore creatively and imaginatively as they create freely using simple props in an open-ended way. It also makes a great sensory activity as children use their hands to manipulate the paint and balloons to create patterns and prints onto paper.
They covered the balloon all over with papier-mâché, when all your layers are dry we’ll burst the balloon and you’re left with a terrific balloon shape to decorate our display. It might be messy, but they had a lovely time!
Balloon tennis is a fun indoor exercise game designed to help kids practice hand-eye coordination. This is a simple yet fun activity that brought out the tennis star in our two years old!
A fun game of basketball but using a balloon as the basketball and a hula hoop as a basketball hoop.
Our Flower Bed
It is stimulating our two years old senses: it is a visual explosion of colours tones and shades; feeling the texture of the soil or the plant leaves is also interesting, as is the smell of the fresh garden and its plants. Mrs Bah is taking care of our flower bed and children come around to help her very often.
Tomorrow Flynn will turn 3 but he was happy to celebrate with us today. His mummy brought a delicious cake and we all sang “Happy Birthday” to him. We all wish you a lovely birthday Flynn!
Special costume : Arvin was exited to show all the children and teachers his Turkish outfit. It was a gift from a friend and he was determined to wear it at least for the beginning of the session 🙂
And we just finished our week having fun popping some bubbles!