I didn't have any small balloons so I used two big party balloons. First, I blew them up with air to stretch them out a bit. Then, I stuffed a small plastic Mickey Mouse toy into each balloon. (Any small plastic toy or doodad will do.) Next, I filled the balloons using the sprayer on my kitchen sink to just a little bigger than the size of a grapefruit. Then, we went outside and the adventure began! To start, I gave each girl her own plastic knife to cut the balloon open. Neither of my little ones had ever used a knife or played with a water balloon so they both excited to give it a try!
Kaylicious' balloon popped pretty quickly.
She was pretty surprised by the water gushing everywhere.
Zazu's balloon was another story. Here's Kaylicious explaining how to pop the balloon. Such a helpful big sister.
"This doesn't seem to be working. I wonder if I could just grab Kaylicious' Mickey and run off with it."
"Nevermind, I've got this"
"No really, I've got this.
"Let me show you how it's done, Zazu."
"You have to use this end of the knife."
"Hmm, this is much harder than the first time."
"Here, Big Bird, give me a hand with this."
"While she's busy, I'm just going to borrow this."
"I'm sorry Mickey, but this balloon seems to be indestructible."
"Here, Ill stand on it and you push!!!
"Maybe, if I sit on it"
"Or roll it down the slide"
"Aha, I know what to do!"
This activity was easy, almost free and my little ones had a great time, especially my three year old. We will definitely be doing this again!
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