Just for fun
2. Balloon Powered Vehicles
Challenge children to create a moving vehicle powered by nothing more than the air within a blown up balloon. Let them be as creative as they like when it comes to choosing a vehicle that travels across land or water, or through the air.
Base materials will vary according to the type of vehicle the children choose to make but as a minimum we suggest you provide the following to allow children to experiment with the balloon-powered element of the challenge;
- Elastic bands
- Set a minimum distance the vehicle must travel.
- Set a starting point and a target in the room that the vehicle is required to hit.
- Have a competition between teams or individuals to see which completed vehicle can travel the furthest distance.