Friday, June 13, 2014

Balloon Tennis

Spring and summer are lovely, except when the humidity is unbearable, the pollen count ridiculous, and the temperatures scorching. Some days you just need an indoor activity, preferably one where the kids can burn off ALL that energy.

We had one of those days. 

And this is what we did: balloon tennis.

It couldn't be simpler. All you need is a latex balloon and tape as well as a disposable paper plate and jumbo wooden craft stick for each player.

Simply tape the craft stick to the paper plate to turn it into a paddle.

Blow up the balloon and if you want, use painters tape to make a line on the floor. Kids stand with the paddle on either side, lobbying the balloon back and forth, trying to keep it from touching the ground.

This may well be the cheapest gross motor fun my two boys have had together!

This idea came from Keeping it Simple


  1. You are so right about the pollen and then the heat. Our other big problem are the horrible mosquitoes!

    Another great idea for quick and simple fun! I'm going to save this idea for our time with our children in Cambodia! We need easy, inexpensive things we can carry in out luggage.

  2. I need to get some balloons to do this with my kids!