C and I are on our own during the day now that K is in kindergarten (how did that happen?!) so I’m always trying to figure out ways to keep us entertained. One day we made a balloon rocket and C loved it!
Take a straw and thread it onto a long piece of yarn. Tie the yarn to two chairs or across the deck. Blow up a balloon and while pinching the opening shut, tape it to the straw. Let go and watch the balloon fly…the first few times the balloon went clear across the deck but by the time I got a picture the elasticity of the balloon must have lessened considerably because it wasn’t traveling as far, but it was still fun to watch and C laughed every time :).
With older kids you can make it more interesting by researching the how’s and why’s of this activity.