Shot Put

by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
Playing shot put with a balloon is not so easy, in this modern twist on a classic Olympic event.
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Shot Put


  • Tape or string
  • Balloons
  • Ribbon or medal


  1. Mark two lines several feet apart on the floor with tape or string.
  2. Give each player a balloon.
  3. Have the players take turns standing behind one of the lines and throwing their balloons, one at a time, toward the second line.
  4. Balloons won't travel far, so any player whose balloon crosses or touches the line deserves a ribbon or a medal!