Water Balloon Jugs

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Add an extra element of fun to your water balloon toss with these fun "catchers"! If you like this craft, you’ll also like our Balloon Pop Game which also uses water balloons.

What You’ll Need:
*2 empty milk jugs
*Scissors or sharp knife
*Stickers/Permanent Marker/Paint and Ribbon
*Water Balloons

Preparation:
*Cut off the top of the milk jug. We recommend that parents do this step for the children as the edges of the milk jug can be sharp.
*Decorate the jug with ribbon and stickers/marker/paint.

Activity:
*Have children pair off and stand a few feet from each other, each with a water balloon jug. Give one child in each pair a water balloon. The child with the balloon must toss it gently to their partner, who must catch the balloon in their jug. Breaking the balloon means you are out.
*How many variations on the traditional water balloon toss can you come up with?
*Did you know? Water is heavier than air, which is why water balloons are so much heavier than balloons filled with air. (Blow up a balloon with air and have your children hold them both to illustrate this point.) Try throwing the balloon with air onto the ground. Because it’s so much lighter, it doesn’t pop nearly as easily as the water balloon. Try experimenting with different size water balloons – do larger or smaller balloons pop more easily? Try dropping same-size balloons from different heights and see if that makes any difference.
*Send us a picture of your kids playing with their water balloon jugs we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*Amazing water balloon video: Check out this incredible video of a water balloon popping in slow motion – the water actually holds the shape of the balloon just before falling to th ground!
*Drip, Drip, Drench: A fun summer-time variation of Duck, Duck, Goose from My Activity Maker

This activity can be found in the Games & Activities section of our site.