Fun-Static!

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Object Control
  • Intellectual - Observing, exploring, predicting
  • Emotional - Engagement
  • Social - Sharing with family and friends
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Explore static electricity in a safe and enjoyable way with balloons.
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
3-4 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Balloons

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Before you begin, ask your child to guess what will happen when you rub a balloon on your head.

Step 3

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Stand in front of a mirror and rub a balloon on her head.

Step 4

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Slowly and gently pull the balloon away from her head. Observe what happens!

Step 5

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Rub the balloon on your clothes.

Step 6

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Put the balloon on the wall and try to “stick” it there.

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Ask the Kids

What do you think happened to the balloon when you rubbed it on your head?

How did the balloon make your hair stand?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below