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Three Balloons Upkeep

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Players attempt to keep the balloons afloat as long as possible.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Retain

  • Strike

-Equipment List:

Three balloons and one timing device.


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • One player stands in an area free from other players and holds the balloons.

  • One player holds a timing device (watch, stop watch, cell phone...)


  • On the timer’s signal to begin the player with the balloons tossed the balloons in the air and keeps the balloons allay as long as possible. Once one balloon hits the ground the timer stops the time.

  • Have a teammate try it....

  • Repeat and see who can keep the balloons allay the longest.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation: Try this challenge with different sized balloons. What difference do different sized balloons make on this challenge? Why?

  • What helps a player keep the balloons apart the longest?

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