Balloon Aloft

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To take turns for players on teams keeping a balloon up with their body.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Retain

-Equipment List:

  • One balloon for teams of four to six players.

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Teams of four to six players hold hands in a circle.

  • One player holds a balloon.


  • WHen the leader gives the signal to begin the player with the balloon tosses the balloon in the air.

  • Players may only bounce the balloon once in the air till all the other players have hit the balloon--teams will need to keep track of who hit the balloon when and who is next.

  • Determine how long each team can do this.


-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation:

  • Can teams do it with only using their heads?

  • Questions for Understanding:

  • How can teams best keep track of who needs to hit the balloon next?

  • How can teams help the player who needs to hit the balloon next.... to be in the best position to hit the balloon?

  • How does it feel when it all runs smoothly? Falls apart?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:


     (905) 923-0938

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