30 Ways to Play with Balloons

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A while ago, Henry and I had a little Balloon Extravaganza.

Balloons are a blast! Get them out all year round!

Since then, I’ve been on the lookout for fun ways to play with balloons.

Balloon activities for kids

Here are 30 Ways to Play with Balloons:

Through activities, art, experiments, and crafts!

balloon activities :

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Balloon Dice :
A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Balance the Balloon :
Let’s Explore
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Water Fight :

{Share and Remember}

Balloon Badminton :

hands on : as we grow

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Activity Course :

hands on : as we grow

Balloon Yo-Yo :Tinkerlab
Balloon Activities
Countdown Calendar :
My Kids Make
Drums & Shakers :

balloon art :

Balloon Crafts Balloon Crafts

Balloon Painting :

Jada Roo Can Do

Yo-Yo Splat Painting :

Irresistible Ideas
for Play Based Learning

Balloon Crafts Balloon Crafts

Paint a Balloon:

hands on : as we grow

Balloon Drawings :

cows go moo ducks go quack

Balloon Crafts Balloon Crafts
Deflated Drawings:
Paint on the Ceiling

Balloon Doodles :


balloon experiments :

Balloon Activities Balloon Activities

Balloon Powered Car :

Almost Unschoolers

Balloon Rocket Race :

Almost Unschoolers

Balloon Activities Balloon Activities

Blow it up Hands Free :

Homeschool Creations

Balloon Terrarium :

I Can Teach My Child

Balloon Activities Balloon Activities

Balloon & Fire :

Delightful Learning

Balloon Powered Boat :

A Little Learning for Two

Balloon Activities Balloon Activities

Static Electricity :

Irresistible Ideas for
Play Based Learning

Screaming Balloons :

Almost Unschoolers

balloon crafts :

Balloon Crafts for Kids Balloon Crafts for Kids

Balloon Bow :

Me and My Insanity

Balloon Vase :

Family Chic

Balloon Crafts for Kids Balloon Crafts for Kids

Yarn Ball :

Strong Start

Birthday Wreath :

hands on : as we grow

Balloon Crafts for Kids Balloon Crafts for Kids

Paper Mache
Hot Air Balloon :

The Imagination Tree

Paper Mache & Yarn :

The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Balloon Crafts for Kids Balloon Crafts for Kids

Goop Ladybugs :

Quirky Momma

Pinata :


What have you done with balloons?

Do you have balloons out without having an occasion?

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  1. Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas says

    some real fun ideas here! I am going to be doing ladybugs next week so those goop ladybugs look awesome to try! thanks for sharing so many great ideas!

    Bernadette – Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

  2. Michelle says

    I second that wow! Makes me want to go out and buy a big bag of balloons in all shapes and sizes! Thanks for including our balloon experiment in your list, too!

  3. Stacy@{share and remember} says

    Surprised to see my group of kiddos when I clicked on this post! :) Thanks for including me. Fun ideas here. It's a rainy day here so we played with balloons inside today.

  4. Sarah says

    Okay, I LOVE this post so much!

    Balloons just never get old, do they?! We travel. Too much, seriously. EVERY. Single. Time we travel, we take a bag of balloons.

    Great for the car/plane (a small one of course).

    Fab for the hotel where you just don't have as many toys as home. We fill up the room and I'm sure the housekeeping thinks we are crazy!

    And the best part is you don't have to bring them back with you! :)


  5. The Book Chook says

    This is the power of the internet, isn't it Jamie? If I'd brainstormed I would maybe have come up with three or four balloon ideas but you have gathered so many fun and educational activities from across the sites. Great stuff!

  6. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says

    I didn't even realize I was in this lineup!!! I was wondering why I was getting hits from your site!
    Thanks for making me as part of this Great line up of ways to play with balloons!

  7. Jen says

    Yay! My little guy loves balloons!! These are fabulous ideas!

    We have used a funnel to partly fill balloons with things like rice and water, which make interesting shakers and fall to the ground faster than those just filled with air (neat little science experiment). We also have strung a net (sheet between chairs) and played volleyball with the balloon.


    Thanks for the great post!

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  9. says

    First of all, I really luckily find your blog. It’s very very awesome IDEAs!!!!

    I’m balloonartist and Mom of 2 girls in republic of Korea.
    I have received a request to publish for a magazine about balloon activities for child.
    So I’m searching various balloon activities, and find your Ideas.
    Do you mind if I refer your ideas for my writing?
    I intend to play with your ideas with my girl(28 months baby ^^).
    And take photos, write about it(play rules or ways, my opinions).
    Certainly, I’ll cite the source of ideas.(your blog!)

    I really hope to show your balloon paly ideas to Korean Mommys.
    I expect to positive reply from you. ASAP.

    Thank you!

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