Alphabet Balloon Touch

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This was a super-simple activity intended to help Little Brother learn his letters using his strongest area of development, gross motor development.   Our Alphabet Balloon Touch game didn’t last long, but it was a great way to practice recognizing these few letters while keeping the attention of Little Brother.

Here’s what you’ll need:  a balloon and a Sharpie marker.  

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1.  Write the letters on all sides of the balloon.  I chose to do the letters A and B only to make it a little simpler.


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2.  Show your child the letters and say their names.


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3.  Toss the balloon back and forth, saying the letter name that your hand touches on the balloon.


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Once your child gets tired of using their hands, start kicking the balloon and saying the letters your foot hits.  :)


  1. says

    Hey – I found this through PInterest and gave it a try with my 3 year old this afternoon. We did the letters of her name – she already knows the first one – so thought we’d also try the others. They were a bit much all at once (5) I think – so we ended up just kicking them around. But I figure they’ll stay out, so maybe she’ll pick up on some of the other letters with repetition over the next little bit. Thanks for the idea!

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