Balloon modeling is an innovative way for children to develop their fine motor skills while learning a new and fun form of artistic expression.
The project begins by talking with the child about their favorite animals, objects, and creatures. Perhaps they have favorite movie or storybook character, or are beginning to learn about shapes, lines, and pathways. These are all examples of options that can be included and discussed in the activity. Next, your child will choose their balloons from a variety of color options. Then, we will begin assembling the balloon creation. This involves a review of safety when working with balloons and the balloon pump, how to properly pump the balloon with air, and then finally the steps for forming the child's creation of choice.
This project leaves many possibilities for expansion within the number of balloon creations created, the types of creations, discussion about what it means to be the "designer" of such a creation, fine motor skill practice with the twisting and shaping of the balloons; it is all open to the child's interest and abilities!
- Balloon Hand Pump
- Fun and Excitement!
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