Balloon Blow Processing Activity
This simple prop activity will 'stretch' your participants. Thanks Mary Ann for your contribution!
Contributor: Mary Ann Loeffler, CTRS
Source: A Teachable Moment, Cain, Cummings, Stanchfield. pg 53
Props/Materials needed: One balloon person.
Concept: To help participants identify changes they experienced during the program.
- Have your participants get into a circle.
- Give everyone a balloon.
- Instruct them to blow up the balloon and hold on to the end.
- Next, tell them to let the balloon go, retrieve it, and then bring it back to the circle. Have everyone sit and place their balloon in front of them.
- Talk about how after a balloon is inflated, it never goes back to it's pre-stretched shape.
- Then, ask questions like, 'Where did you stretch yourself today?' 'Where did you collapse?' , 'Where do you find resistance (in your life, school, work).' , 'Where do you find energy/breath that helps you flow?'
- Have each person share.
Where to find it/How to make it:
You can buy balloons at most large discount stores.
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