You will need:

  • A supply of balloons
  • A chair

Players are each given a number and stand in a circle around a chair. One player stands on the chair and drops the balloon calling a number. The player with that number has to try and catch the balloon before it reaches the ground. If they succeed they replace the player on the chair.

Another version of this I’ve seen being played uses a ball, which is thrown into the air by the person in the middle. Person who’s number is called has to catch it before it hits the ground. Can include the ‘one bounce, one hand rule’ if wanted, ie players can use both hands to catch ball before it hits the ground, but if they fail and it bounces they may only use one hand to catch it before it bounces a second time.

[Because this game involves a player standing on a chair, this game might be less suited to younger players if you have any concern about them falling off.]

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