Balloon Paddle! Have fun counting and writing with this in the air balloon game!
The object of the game is to continuously tap the balloon in the air without it touching the ground. Count each time you hit the balloon to see what’s the highest number you can go up to! Can you write/ trace the number you stopped on? Use house hold objects such as a folder, a paper plate, or a spoon to use as a paddle to tap the balloon. You can even use your finger to tap it! Be creative! Challenge a family member to hit the balloon a higher number than you did!
Play with a partner or with multiple players.
Can you hit the balloon 10 times? How about 20? Can you go further? As you play, ask your child “What number did you stop at? Can you write that number?” This helps them coordinate counting with identifying numbers.