Hot Air Balloons

This week in preschool the children enjoyed making hot air balloons, they learnt about what hot air balloons can do and their properties. The children attempted to blow up the balloons and really enjoyed trying. They all chose what colour balloon they wanted.  Once the balloons were blown up the children then used scissors to cut string to stick onto the balloon. We then used plastic cups for the basket of the hot air balloon, the children then attached the string from the balloon to the cup to make our hot air balloon. preschool enjoyed dropping the hot air balloons from a height adding small world people to how much weight they could hold! The children used forward thinking to determine how many play people would be too heavy and to determine how long it would take to reach the ground.