Partner Pop

Something so simple as popping balloons can keep kids laughing for hours
Supplies
A few inflated balloons per pair
Setup

1. Divide the group into pairs.
2. Provide each pair with a balloon.
3. Tell the pairs to stand back to back linking arms through their elbows.
4. Placed a balloon in between the pair near the small of their backs.

How to Play

1. Once the balloon is in place, the pair works as a team to pop the balloon between them!
2. Using nothing but the force of pushing their backs into one another, the pairs will work a lot longer and harder than they think.
3. Nevertheless, they will laugh all the while!

Variations

1. Make it a competitive game by providing the team 2-3 minutes to pop as many balloons as they can. The pair to pop the most wins.
2. It is up to you to determine if the balloon dropping on the ground counts as a disqualification.
3. Rename the balloon to any item that pertains to a particular theme and you have a fun game to play at a themed party.
For example, at a science party: "Pop the Atom," Halloween party: "Smash the Pumpkin," and so on!

Stats
Activity Length
15 - 30 minutes
Age
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Competitiveness
Either/or (can be played either way)
Difficulty
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Indoor/Outdoor
Either
Mess Factor
Dustpan, please
Noise Level
Total chaos
Number of Players
2
3 to 4
5 to 10
10 to 20
Prep Time
10 - 20 minutes
Team Division
Buddy up (pairs of two)
Teamwork! (divide into teams)