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Balloon Magic

Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes

Materials

  • Balloons

Directions

  1. Your young child is learning about gravity from trial and error. This activity challenges those emerging concepts with unexpected variations. Blow up a few balloons and tie them off.
  2. Rub each one on a wool carpet, sweater, or fur until enough electricity is generated so that when they are placed on the wall, they stick like magic. Note: dispose of all broken balloons immediately, as they pose a serious choke hazard.

Extensions

  • When the balloon is electrified, it can be used to attract and lift your hair.
  • Blow up balloons of different colors and stick them to the wall in similar groupings.
  • Inflate them so that some are larger and sort onto the wall by size.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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