I use this song with my preschool nursery song club the children really enjoy seeing the balloons flying up to the ceiling 🙂
*You will need one or more balloons that have been filled with helium. Tie them with ribbon or string long enough so you can reach them even when they have floated up to the ceiling. Then in turns give each child the balloon and get them to sing this song.
sung to: “The Mulberry Bush”
Verse 1: (Child’s name)has a bouncing balloon, a bouncing balloon, a bouncing balloon.
(Child’s name) has a bouncing balloon. Bouncing in the air.
*while singing verse 1 encourage the child to pull on the string/ribbon making the balloon bounce in the air*
Verse 2: Let it go and fly away, fly away, fly away. Let it go and fly away. Flying in the air.
*During verse 1 encourage the child to let the balloon go and let it float up to the ceiling*
You can encourage the other children without a balloon to make the gestures of bouncing and letting the balloon go while singing the song.
NB: It is very useful to have more than one balloon as it is often the case that a child will not want to let their balloon go right away. As the children get used to the song and letting the balloon go this should become less of a problem.
(Child’s name) had a (color) balloon so (s)he blew and blew, (Put fist up to mouth and make blowing sound three times), ‘Til it got so big and fat and grew and grew and grew (do hand motion to look like a balloon is growing). (Child’s name) kept it in the air, Never let it drop, Until one day it hit the ground and suddenly went POP!
Repeat with all the children’s names. This is one of my children’s favorite songs.
“Bounce the Balloons” sung to: “The Mulberry Bush”
This is the way we bounce the balloons, bounce the balloons, bounce the balloons. This is the way we bounce the balloons, gently in the air.
“Balloons” (finger play)
This is the way we blow up our balloon (cup hands near mouth)
Blow! Blow! Blow! (move hands apart, showing a growing balloon, while blowing) This is the way we break our balloon.
Oh, oh, no! (move hands in and clap real hard at “no”)