Wendy Activity Time

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Activity Time



Balloon rocket!


Before you let go of the balloon for the first time talk about what might happen. You may want to explain that the balloon will ‘deflate’ or leave it a surprise. Be prepared: some children can become upset/distressed by the balloon popping or deflating.

Try this activity outside using large balloons and see how far your balloon rocket can travel. Can it go right across your garden or patio? What about up and down some stairs? Try adding streamers to the end, or using a funnel to pour a small amount of dried lentils or rice into the balloon. What happens then?

Talk about flying, rockets, airplanes and other methods of travel and transport. Where could you go and explore and what would you find there?


 Key Message: Children learn through being engaged and doing










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