Balloon Bug Tennis

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Balloon bug tennis is a fun twist for spring on the classic gross motor balloon tennis game. It is also one of the greatest way to get your kids active while indoors.

balloon tennis gross motor activity

Balloons and kids. That is a mathematical equation that equals fun every single time. I created this fun activity for spring for my kids and they loved it! It makes a great way to keep kids active while indoors and its also great for working on hand eye coordination and gross motor skills.

Create your balloon bugs

Blow up your balloons.

balloon tennis gross motor activity

Fold a piece of construction paper in half and cut out butterflies wings. Gingerly tape these to the top of your balloon. Remember if you try to remove the tape from the balloon it will mostly likely pop.

balloon tennis gross motor activity

Cut the post it notes into 8 thin strips. Stick three on either side of the wings to make bug legs and two on the top in front for antenna.

Add goggley eyes just below the antenna using masking tape. Again if you try to remove the tape the balloon will most likely pop.

For the tennis racket tape a paper towel roll to a paper plate. Make two paper plate cardboard tube tennis racket.

balloon tennis gross motor activity

How to play Bug Balloon Tennis

This is a game best played with two or more people. As soon as my daughter (5.5 years old) she immediately wanted to play! The goal is to keep the balloon bug up in the air. Its much hard than it seems but so much fun! My daughter absolutely loved this!

balloon tennis gross motor activity

LOVE THIS? Check out this fun version for toddlers.


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  • Balloons
  • Construction Paper
  • Masking tape
  • Post it notes
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate
  • Paper Towel Tubes


balloon tennis gross motor activity
balloon tennis gross motor activity

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