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LEGO Balloon Car

Are you ready to make something really cool with your kids? Your children will go nuts over this fun, easy-to-make Lego Balloon Car. This balloon car is such a fun physical science experiment to try with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. All you need are a few simple materials to try this fun stem project for kids. Ready for an epic balloon activity for kids?

Are you ready to make something really cool with your kids? Your children will go nuts over this fun, easy-to-make Lego Balloon Car. This balloon car is such a fun physical science experiment to try with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. All you need are a few simple materials to try this fun stem project for kids. Ready for an epic balloon activity for kids? 

Lego Balloon Car

My daughter loves making and creating with LEGOs. She is not one that can do it for hours, though. But when she has a purpose, she loves making and creating. One thing that she responds well to, though, is movement. If she can make a LEGO car actually move, without touching it, she would be so happy. I told her I could make that happen. So we made this Air Powered Lego balloon car. This is a fun science project for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students.

Now granted, this isn’t a constant movement, but it will get it started. It does move without being pushed.

fun, easy to make balloon car science project for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4 students

Balloon Car

To start with you only need a couple simple supplies: any color balloon (without any holes in it) and a handful of Lego bricks to you can make into a car – so you’ll want some sort of wheels.

We made this simple, two wheeled wagon. A car, truck or anything with wheels will work, she wanted to use her princess wheels and those are for the wagon and we only have two. So here we are.

Next, we built up and created a small hole that the end of the balloon could fit through. It does not need to be super tight, so that air can flow through, but it does need to be tight enough to keep the balloon connected to the vehicle.

Balloon Race Car

Balloon Race Car

When the vehicle is built, blow up a balloon, but don’t tie it. I twisted it quite a few times to give us a little head start and time to put the balloon through the hole without letting air out. The more air in the balloon the better. Or rather the farther the car will travel on it’s own.

Once the balloon was twisted and put into the hole on the car, we counted down from 5. When we got to “GOOOOO” I let the balloon go. You could see it twirling, letting the twist out. As soon as the twist was out, the air started flowing out of the balloon and the car moved. It moved fast too.

Balloon Experiments for Kids

Balloon Experiments for Kids

It was super simple to repeat the process. We tried it, starting on the top of a hill. This helped give the vehicle extra momentum to be able to go down the hill farther and faster! That was super cool.

The reason this is so fun is of course because there is science behind it. The Law of Inertia is Newton’s first law. It says that an object will stay still, not moving, until an outside force moves it. The same goes for an object in motion. It will stay in motion until something stops it.

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Physical Science Experiments

In this case, the object (the LEGO vehicle) is stopped and will remain stopped until the outside force (air in the balloon) moves it.

Fun, hands on preschool math activity with free printable preschool worksheet, duplo bricks, and dry erase markers to practice tracing letters It can be challenging to help kids to continue working on their writing skills during the summertime. But these super cute lego printables are filled with not only summer writing prompts, but kids lego challenge ideas to build and write. These lego writing activities are perfect for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too. Simply download pdf file with lego writing prompts for a fun summer activity for kids FREE Fun Lego Activities for Kids Poster - super cute free printable kids activities using lego and duplo bricks for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, 1st grae, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade students. So many fun educational activities for a lego day, week, or month FREE Lego Printables - help preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade students learn about famous landmarks around the world with this STEAM challenge. This lego challenge is a fun, engaging, hands-on educational activity.

Lego Printables

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Are you ready to make something really cool with your kids? Your children will go nuts over this fun, easy to make Lego Balloon Car. This such a fun physical science experiment to try with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Ready to build your balloon car? Looking for that really cool science experiment for kids that grabs kids attention, teaches, and makes them say WOW! This squishy circuits project is fun and easy to do with a kid-approve Lego theme to keep preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students engaged. All you need are a few simple materials to try this Electricity Science Experiments and you are ready to play and learn! There are so many fun variations for this electricity experiments for kids  Are you studying the water cycle? Spring and summer are a great time to study this topic because it rains so much, at least where we live. This is an important STEM topic to study for kids of all ages. We made a Lego Water Cycle to help kids visualize what we learned. We’ve made other water cycle crafts and my kids all loved them, but turning it into a lego activity for kids may have taken the cake! You've got to try this water cycle model that is fun AND educational too! This is a fun water cycle project for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.

Lego Activities for Kids

DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  Bring some beach fun home with this super simple, sand slime. This sand slime recipe is quick and easy to make for your beach theme or a summer activity for preschoolers.  Kids of all ages, from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students will LOVE this beach slime!

Science Experiments for Kids

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

If you are looking for a fun unique activity using eggs, you will love this silly egg head craft. This egg shell diy chia pet is cute, simple and silly spring activities for kids. This egg shell craft is fun for toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too! Whether you are having a doctor theme preschool unit, talking about germs, community helper activity, or are just looking for a fun and silly craft for kids, you will love this band aid art project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children. You are going to love this really fun, creative craft for kids! Use these super cute beach worksheets to sneak in some fun summer learning in between all your summer activities to keep up skills and avoid the summer leaning loss. These free beach printables include letter find, beach i spy, beach math, counting, addition, skip counting puzzles, and so much more. This HUGE pack of over 70 pages of beach worksheets for preschool, pre k, kindergarteners, and first graders is so handy! Simply download pdf file with summer worksheets for preschoolers and you are ready to play and learn with a beach activity for kids! Looking for a fun, engaging pasta craft? This pretty stained glass pasta project has so many different possibilities to let your children explore their creativity, create something unique and beautiful, and strengthen coordination with those little hands. In this pasta art you will use dyed pasta to creat a beautiful stained glass craft. This stained glass art for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.

Summer Activities for Kids

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Tin Foil Art Looking for the best sidewalk chalk paint recipe? We think this sidewalk chalk is perfet because it is super quick, only uses 2-ingredients, and makes such bold, vibrant colors for kids to color with. Use this diy sidewalk chalk paint with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to let their imaginations SOAR! Let them use the homeamade chalk to create dragons, butterlies, flowers, trees, aliens, and more. Creating and using homemade sidewalk chalk paingit such a fun, simple, and classic summer activity for kids of all ages!

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

This balloon painting has got to be the highlight of our summer! This summer craft for kids is the perfect blend of an art project and a summer activity for kids. It is quick and easy to get ready and loads of fun to try this water balloon painting! Plus when you finish this water balloon activity, you will have a fun keepsake of your summer fun. This balloon paint art is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. paint and roll summer balloon painting activity for kids Nothing says summer like water balloon games!  They are cheap, quick, FUN, and a great way to cool off on a warm summer day! Bug if your kids are tired of playing balloon toss, let us help you take your water balloon activities to a new level of summer activities for kids with these fun games to play with water balloons. These fun water balloon games are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and elementary age students! balloon painting art project for toddlers

Balloon Craft Ideas

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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