By replacing a ball with a bouncy balloon, you never know where it’s going to end up. You can play this laugh a minute game together inside or outside. How long can you keep it up before the balloon falls?

What you need


Paper plate

Lolly sticks



Develops coordination, balance and movement skills.

Learning through watching and copying others

Having fun

How long will it take?

1 hr

What to do

  1. Blow the balloon up to use as a tennis ball.

    balloon and paper plates
  2. Stick the lolly sticks onto the paper plates. Then start playing together by hitting the balloon to each other with the paper plate ‘rackets.’ Why not shout out when you hit the balloon? You could count how many times you hit it.

    balloon and paper plate racket