What you will need
- Assorted balloons
- Balloon pump
One at a time allow the children to choose a balloon. Explain that each child will get a turn and that you are going to pump each balloon up.
Whilst pumping each balloon up gradually emphasise the words 'bigger' and 'bigger' and 'bigger'.
Don't tie the balloon - help the child to hold on to the end whilst you encourage all children to join in saying
– ready steady GO!! Then let go of the balloon! Comment on the sound the balloon made and imitate it to the
children so they listen next time.
Praise the children and talk about where the balloon went.
Repeat this giving each child a turn – praise good waiting and talk about taking turns.