> Letter B > B
is for Balloon
> Primary or French national colors
Holidays and Events >
June 4th, 1783 > 1st Hot
Air Balloon flight
July 14th > Bastille Day
> Hot Air Balloon aircraft
Visit the Hot
Air Balloon Lesson Plan to support this activity. This
lesson plan has information about this aircraft, and its
inventors, the Montgolfier brothers.
Review related topics in the themes column.
Activity: Hot Air Balloon Trace and Decorate
Skills: Pre-handwriting [tracing], shapes and colors
recognition, scissor cutting skills
Suggestion > print to light blue paper for a sky background or
cut out once decorated and paste to blue craft paper -- add clouds
with cotton balls.
the balloon's outline in clockwise motion in primary
colors or choose colors for a holiday. Trace the clouds with blue or
inside of the balloon with cut-up shapes > use precut foamies
[children under age 4],
construction paper > children can help cut out the shapes to
practice scissors skills.
Identify the colors and
with cotton balls or cotton batting.
Crafty ideas > Holidays
> July 14th, Bastille Day or French Theme [Blue, red and white
balloon] or adapt to any holiday.
- For celebrating the French
national holiday, Bastille Day or a France theme, decorate the
balloon with red, dark blue and white, their flag
and national colors.
B is for Balloon Lesson Plan
Hot Air Balloon
Trace and Decorate
crayons or markers
cut out shapes from
color paper or foamies