Monday, January 12, 2009
Here is an easy and fun activity with one bored kid or the whole neighborhood of bored kids (and its cheap too!). Kids as young as 3 years old can enjoy this activity.
Materials: Balloons and household items.
The goal: What will stick to the balloon / What will the balloon stick to?
Blow up several balloons. Have the kids rub the balloons on their shirts or hair. Show them the magic of how now the balloon sticks to their hand and won't come off. Challenge them to find items around the house that the balloon will stick to. If the kids are older (2 grade and up), the kids can make a list of items.
Make it cool by placing some items on paper towels and seeing which items will stick to the balloon such as: salt, pepper, confetti, little bits of aluminum foil, wooden pencil shavings, saw dust, sugar...whatever else you can dream up.
Make it cooler. This works great using a tube-style flourescent bulb. Turn out the lights. Rub the balloon on your shirt or hair and touch it to the metal end. You should see the bulb breifly light up. This is my kids favorite! They do it over and over and over. I use the bulb out of our fish tank.
Posted by n*stitches at 11:04 AM