If you’re looking for toddler activities to do at home then you’ve found the right spot! We have so many activities for toddlers that you’re 1, 2 or 3 year old will be entertained for at least a year! To be specific on the stuffs we have planned a Series on Indoor fun with Prompts.
So for the Season 1 I have took up the prompt Balloons. Our activities for the week will be completely dealt with balloons. Balloons will be the centre of attraction and we will be including the other stuffs too with it in shaa allah.
My goal is to create memories with the kids within the budget. The main thing is to get my kids moving, but these balloon games would also be great for a kids party/get-together. The activity is pretty simple. Don’t think too much about it just get the balloons and blow them up and go with the flow.
Before going into the Challenge Let’s plan on the stuffs required.
- Paper Plates
- Pool noodles
- Painter’s tape
- Plastic spoons/Popsicle stick
- cellophane tape
I was also looking to use many different gross motor skills – and we did!
So here you can get a list of games which we did with my kid. Please do check on this enjoy
Please do blow the balloon and secure it with a string and hand it from the balloon from the ceiling.I played this game with few levels. So the first position was such that the balloon was in a level where the kid can jump in a time and reach the balloon. Its to encourage her and bring in her to play the game.
The next position was in such a phase where she can hit the balloon when she jumps over a pillow. So here she will understand the difference of jumping on the floor and jumping over something like pillow or a playbed.
Finally, I lowered the balloon to waist level and had the kids practice kicking it. They had sweaty little heads after this one already!
Weighing the balloons with Air, Water and Rice
balloons – few
Air Pump as I don’t know to blow with mouth🤪
Analyzing balloons filled rice, water and air
Insert the funnel tip inside the balloon .
Hand over a bowl of rice with a spoon and ask the baby to fill the balloon with rice.
They might complete the task in boredom soon :;if they do try to handover a different balloon with funnel setup and ask them to fill water instead of rice.
They might like this more and they will enjoy doing this
Now hand over the balloon to them to blow in air with their mouth.
The kids will get engaged for 30 mins to 45 mins maybe
After this you take them to sink and open the tap slowly and let them watch the balloon filled with water in seconds.
Kids will get excited to see the water balloons anytime
So now make 3 water balloons 3 air balloons and 3 rice balloons
Fill the 3 air balloons in one bag /basket
The other 3 water balloons in a basket
The next three rice balloons in a basket and ask them to analyze which they can carry in ease and speak about the weights load, heaviness based on the kids mood and age
Now fill a balloon with a fist of rice cum air
Another balloon with a half fist of rice cum air and the last balloon with air alone
Ask the kid to shake the balloons now he/she will understand the noise, sound they get due to rice.
As we deal everything with balloons risk of bursting out might occur so please be with kids when you all do this activities.
Analyzing the Pressure of water and Air
So today with the balloon challenge we are doing a small fine motor activity where the kid is expected to analyse the pressure he/she has to put in to use the water balloon and air balloon. And the calculation of the speed. Tried explaining this concept to her and I really don’t know if she understood what i said but she explored herself and enjoyed playing with the balloons as I do.
This might look simple but for sure you will check this feed again to thank me for the kids spending their time in a reasonable way.
This activity will seem to be simple and easy but it will keep you busy and for sure you will sweat by the end of this. With the pool noodle or anything like a scale or a wooden laddle try to tap and balloon on and on. Kids will get frustrated till they get a hang of this game. Once they get the essence behind it and the trick to do this they will enjoy for sure. Hand to eye coordination and patience is what is exercised in this game.
I think I’ll keep adding to this list as we do more and more indoor activities.
Pick one. Do an activity today!
What indoor activities will your kids love to do? What are the activities you will love to do with the Balloons with this List?
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