One Bounce Balloon

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For a group to determine how long they can keep a balloon afloat with each player limited to not touching the balloon more than one time in a row.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

-Equipment List:

  • One balloon per group of 3-8 players

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Players stand in a circle holding hands.

  • One player holds a balloon.


  • On the leader's signal to begin the balloon is tossed into the air and the team attempts to bump the ball into the air and keep it afloat.

  • When the balloon hits the floor or is hit by one player two times in a row the activity ends.

  • Determine which group can keep their balloon afloat the longest.


-Questions & Notes:

  • Have players call their hit to avoid two players bumping heads.

  • Make it more challenging by limiting the contact to just hands, head, feet...

  • What leadership strategy did the groups use to help them succeed at the task?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:


     (905) 923-0938

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