We started with a package of animal balloons and the book Crazy Balloon Modeling.
Poor little K was so frustrated about her lack of abilities but then she got creative, She scrapped the book and just followed her own ideas and made a few hats and balloons. I was so proud of her. She gets frustrated then can go into a very negative mode but she pulled herself out and moved forward.
E is a get to it kind of gal and she helped B participate by making him a dog and a humming bird.
Then we moved on to YouTube. Is there no end to the self and home education that can be done through that website? If you want to make balloon animals just search "easy balloon animals" and you will be overwhelmed with choices. AJ watched and watched then finally made a sword and a dog.
|Watching a YouTube tutorial.|
E is making a heart she saw on YouTube.
After the animal balloons, out came the party balloons for games of all kinds.
So, don't ever underestimate the fun that balloons can be on a hot summer afternoon. I think I will also add this to our list of winter activity ideas.
I also wanted to tell you how fabulous rocket balloons are. I don't have any pictures but if you haven't tried them yet, you should. Once you pump them up they travel a long distance with a great noise.
And just in case you wanted to know what I did to help in this fun, since I was a complete failure at making animals, well I was the official balloon tie-er.
Today is Montessori Monday and I am linking up!