I blew up five balloons. Fastened them together into a cluster and then tied the cluster to a long piece of string. We have hooks in our living room ceiling (left over from Jolly Jumpers!) so I tied the string to the hook at a distance from the floor that would encourage standing.
All the children were immediately drawn to it. As a side note: when there's an older child in the house, set the activity up while the younger ones are sleeping and let the older child have at it! Strawberry and Ooffa ended up getting bowled over a few times with Chook's enthusiasm. He loved running through them!
Chook loves this activity!
Ooffa thinks it is awesome.
Strawberry is happy to cheer everyone else along!
Edited 14 April 2012: When using balloons with babies and young children, please ensure that their play is supervised. Please don't allow them to 'mouth' the balloons and immediatly clear any fragments of popped balloons away. You can make or purchase fabric balloon covers (of which I have several). I am more than happy to post about these covers if anyone is interested in seeing them!
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