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December 30, 2022

Are you looking for some fun and exciting balloon games that your kids will love? Look no further! Balloon games are a great way to entertain kids at parties, playdates, or any other gathering. Not only are they fun, but they also promote physical activity, coordination, and creativity.

Balloons are a classic childhood toy that never fails to bring a smile to a child’s face. They’re also inexpensive and easy to find, making them a convenient choice for any occasion. Additionally, there are so many different things you can do with balloons, from creating balloon art and twisting balloons into shapes to playing a variety of games. Here are a few of our favorite balloon games:

Balloon Popping Game

Objective: Pop as many balloons as possible within a certain time limit. How to play:

  1. Decide whether you’ll play in teams or as individuals.
  2. Give each player, or team, a balloon and something to pop with, such as a pin or a needle.
  3. Set a timer for a certain amount of time (e.g. one minute).
  4. When the timer starts, the players must try to pop as many balloons as possible within the time limit.
  5. The player or team with the most popped balloons at the end of the time limit is the winner.

Balloon Board Game

Objective: The objective of this game is to move around a board and complete tasks using balloons. How to play:

  1. Create a board game using cardboard or paper, and markers. The board can include tasks or challenges that involve balloons (e.g. “Pop three balloons in a row,” “Build the tallest balloon tower”).
  2. Divide the players into teams or have them play individually.
  3. Players take turns rolling a dice or spinning a spinner to determine how many spaces they can move on the board.
  4. When a player lands on a space with a task or challenge, they must complete it using the balloons provided.
  5. The first player or team to reach the end of the board is the winner.

Balloon Darts Game

Objective: The objective of this game is to pop balloons by throwing darts at them. (We only recommend this for Children over the age of 8).

  1. Set up a board or other surface with balloons attached to it. The balloons should be spaced out so that you don’t accidentally pop more than one balloon at a time.
  2. Players take turns throwing darts at the balloons, trying to pop as many as possible.
  3. The player with the most popped balloons at the end of the game is the winner.

Balloon Hockey

Objective: The objective of this game is to score goals by hitting a balloon with a stick or other object into an opponent’s goals. Here is how to do it:

  1. Set up a playing field using cones or other markers to define the boundaries.
  2. Divide the players into teams or have them play individually.
  3. Each team or player is given a stick or other object to hit the balloon with.
  4. Players take turns trying to hit the balloon into the other team’s goal.
  5. The team or player with the most goals at the end of the game is the winner.
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How to play a Balloon Hockey

Balloon Monkey Game

Objective: The objective of this game is to keep a balloon in the air for as long as possible without using your hands. Here is how to play it:

  1. Players stand in a circle and pass the balloon to each other using only their heads, shoulders, and knees.
  2. The player who drops the balloon is out of the game.
  3. The last player standing is the winner.
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Balloon Rocket Game

Objective: The objective of this game is to create a balloon rocket and see whose goes the farthest. Here is how you do it:

  1. Players create their own balloon rockets using a straw and a balloon.
  2. Blow up the balloon and place it over the straw and quickly let go of the end of the balloon to launch the rocket.
  3. The player whose balloon rocket goes the farthest is the winner.

Check out this video tutorial to get more info on how to play it.

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Balloon Tennis

Objective: Hit the balloon back and forth using paddles or other objects, similar to the game of tennis. Here is how to do it:

  1. Set up a court and use a ribbon for a net.
  2. Players are given paddles or other objects to hit the balloon with.
  3. Players hit the balloon back and forth over the net similar to a game of tennis.
  4. The team or player who misses the balloon or hits it out of bounds is out of the game.
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Water Balloon Fights

Objective: The objective of this game is to be the last person standing or last person to be hit in a water balloon fight. Here is how to play:

  1. Players divide into teams or play individually.
  2. Each player is given a certain number of water balloons.
  3. Players throw their water balloons at each other, trying to soak their opponents.
  4. The last player standing or to be hit by a balloon is the winner.

Water Balloon Toss

Objective: See how many times players can successfully toss a water balloon back and forth without dropping it. Here are the details of how to do it:

  1. Divide into teams or play individually.
  2. Players stand a certain distance apart and toss the water balloon back and forth.
  3. If a player drops the balloon, they are out of the game.
  4. The team or player who can toss the balloon the most times without dropping it is the winner.

Balloon Paint Game

Objective: The objective of this game is to create a work of art using paint-filled balloons. Here is how to do it:

  1. Fill a number of balloons with paint and place them on a large canvas
  2. Players take turns popping the balloons onto the canvas, creating a unique and colorful work of art.
  3. If you want to make it interesting, combine this with balloon darts. Pin the balloons to an upright canvas and throw darts at the balloons to pop them and create a painting.

Balloon Volleyball

Objective: Hit a balloon back and forth over a net, similar to the game of volleyball. Here are the details of how to play it:

  1. Set up a net or other barrier and divide the Children into teams.
  2. Players take turns hitting the balloon over the net, trying to keep it from touching the ground on their side of the court.
  3. The team that misses the balloon or hits it out of bounds loses a point.
  4. The first team to reach a certain number of points (e.g. 21) is the winner.

When it comes to conducting balloon games for kids, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure you have enough balloons for everyone to play. It’s also a good idea to have extra balloons on hand in case some pop or deflate during the game. Additionally, be sure to supervise the games and keep a close eye on the players to ensure their safety.

Balloon games are a fun and exciting way to entertain kids at any gathering. From balloon popping and board games to water balloon fights and paint balloon art, there are so many different things you can do with balloons. So, grab a bag of balloons and get ready for some fun! And if you don’t want to get splattered with water or paint, or if you just want to sit back and watch, hire a Party Games Pro on the Yombu marketplace to coordinate and supervise and make sure the Balloon games are a smashing success.

FAQ’s

What kind of balloons should I use for the Balloon Games?

We recommend purchasing your balloons from a Qualatex supplier that provides bio-degradable latex balloons that decompose quickly and are safe for Children.

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The Author: Seth Van Oudtshoon
Seth is a Content Marketing Specialist at Yombu, where he writes blog articles, eGuides, and other resources to help Entertainers and Party Companies build their businesses.

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