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Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 85: Indy 500 Balloon Race

An Indoor Play Activity

Here is a great balloon activity you can sponsor without having to find a helium tank.

Materials Required:

  • Large balloons
  • Straw
  • String
  • Chairs


Here is a great balloon activity you can sponsor without having to find a helium tank.

Tape a short length of plastic straw to the top of each balloon.

Set up pairs of chairs a room-length apart, and cut string long enough to stretch between the backs.

Feed the string through a straw on one of the balloons, then tie the ends to a pair of chair backs.

Repeat this procedure for each player, then start the clock.

This time everyone will have to blow the balloons while walking.

One important rule: Players may not touch the balloons in any way.

On your mark, get set, blow!

(This game is intended for older children only. Younger children should not play with balloons because of the possibility of suffocation.)


This Children’s Indoor Play Activity is sponsored by Zane Education – the home of online Visual Learning. Visual Learning is a method of online learning that includes the use of online subtitled educational video that caters for virtually all Learning Styles. The online education videos are accompanied by online multiple choice quizzes, lesson plans and interactive study tools. Virtually all children prefer Visual Learning as it makes study much more interesting and fun. It is the ideal online education solution for teachers and classroom students, homeschooling, special needs education and children that you’d like to see improve their reading and literacy skills and children studying ESL – as they study the same curriculum topics studied by their classmates and peers. Zane Education provides that and much more.


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