Balloon Badminton Activity for Kids

What can you do with a couple of balloons?

[Ideas are welcome!]

Not to worry – I’ve put together a list of 30 things to do with balloons!

A favorite of ours is balloon badminton!

I blew up a couple balloons and the first thing we did was:play Balloon Badminton!


I put together two rackets with paper plates and Henry’s drumsticks.

I just scotch taped them on. We did have a couple instances of them falling apart.

You could use paint stir sticks, paper towel holders, or anything long and sturdy! [and staple them instead of using scotch tape!]

balloon badminton for kids

Henry and I didn’t make it a formal game of Badminton.

If you do, tell me your trick on how to make a preschooler do that…

But we did try a few things:

  1. Hit the balloon [hand-eye coordination]
  2. Keep the balloon off the ground [balance/steadiness]
  3. Hit the balloon back and forth to each otheracross the play table or other object [team play]

I rarely get pictures to share with you of Henry with a big grin on his face.

Every picture during this activity he has the biggest smile [the only problem I had was taking a picture while trying to hit a balloon!]

If the weather is cooperating – take this activity outside!

Henry was 2.5 years old.


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  1. Lindsay says

    Love those smiles :-) What a fun activity. We will have to add in the paddle sometime.. we usually just use our hands and feet :-)

  2. says

    I love these ideas, i’m a new youth assitant, and have to come up with ideas :) thanks for allowing me to share, i cant wait to use/do some of these with the kids

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