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7 Fun, Wet Water Balloon Activities

7 Fun, Wet Water Balloon Activities
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 7y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Nicole Duggan
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It's summer, it's hot, and the kids are bored. The solution...water balloons! Here are some fun ways to learn and play with water balloons!

How We Did It

7 Fun, Wet Water Balloon Activities

1. Sort by Color. Sort the balloons into matching colored buckets found at a local dollar store or laminate matching colors of construction paper to sort them onto.

7 Fun, Wet Water Balloon Activities

2. Number Race. Write the numbers 1-10 on water balloons (1-5 for toddlers) and put them into a bucket. Challenge your child to run and transfer the balloons in order to the new bucket.

7 Fun, Wet Water Balloon Activities

3. Relay Race. Balance a water balloon on a cup and have a relay race. Pass the cup and balloon to the next person in line and it's their turn. The first team to finish wins!

7 Fun, Wet Water Balloon Activities

4. Target Game. Use chalk to draw a target on a fence or on the driveway. Assign number values to each circle. Give each child 3 water balloons to aim at the target. The person with the highest score wins!

7 Fun, Wet Water Balloon Activities

Other Ideas:

5. Try a good old fashioned balloon toss. 

6. Use an old sheet to make a parachute and bounce the water balloons on it while shaking it. 

7. Float the water balloons in a pool or water table for a fun sensory experience!

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