To play, the child chooses one balloon of each color and squeezes them, trying to tell if they are a match, based only on the texture of the balloon (they aren't supposed to look too closely at the balloons because they do show the texture through the balloon). Both my kids enjoyed this activity, and both were able to make matches. This was so simple and quick to make. I also love the bright colors of the balloons, and the fact that they must match them based only (or mostly) on their sense of touch.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Balloon Sensory Game
This is a fun little game that I saw on Chasing Cheerios a while back. All you need is several small balloons in two different colors, and something to fill them with. I used a funnel to fill four orange balloons and four yellow balloons with any little thing I could find. I used rice for one match, garbonzo beans for another, round sprinkles for another, and salt for the last. Then I tied them off, and the game was ready for the eager hands of my littles ones.