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January 15, 2005

Balloon Ball

Kids love balloons. Harrison and Emma have thought up a number of games to play with this large red balloon that floated into Kris and Jd's yard. Capturing the ruby involves running after the balloon and wrestling your sibling to the ground to win. Balloon bonk is a lot like soccer with goals on either side of the living room.


After a noisy morning I taught the kids a calmer game I used to play in my classroom. The basic premise is that you try to keep the ballon up in the air while you hit it back and forth. You can't hit the balloon more than once, and you can't catch the balloon. Small, controlled bounces to your partner are the key. Harrison soon figured this out and our highest score together is 100. When we add Emma to the mix the game is a bit more difficult.

Posted by jennifer at January 15, 2005 11:47 PM