If you've ever flown a kite with your young kids, you know it can be a frustrating experience. However, as we discovered, a helium balloon makes a great substitute. Just be sure your string is anchored to something heavy enough so the balloon doesn't drift up, up and away. Here's our experience:
One of the local moms organized a "balloon-kite flying" activity in the park this morning. Everyone arrived with a helium balloon (and a spare!) and Organizer Mom had small kite strings and handles which everyone tied to their balloon. This was a great substitute for kite flying. If anyone has tried actual kite flying with young children then you know it can be frustrating.
Kiddo loved, loved, loved this activity, especially since the kite string allowed him to let it go higher and higher. Can you guess which balloon is his?
As everyone knows, helium is lighter than air and sometimes tragedy can strike.... twice. We will absolutely be doing this again, but will be purchasing a heavier kite handle.
After we went home and read books to relieve feelings over the lost balloons, Kiddo declared "Books make me feel better." Mom agrees.
Books to read to make you feel better: