There’s lots of balloon games out there, but this one is super easy and lots of fun. Plus, kids love popping balloons. All you need is some balloons and some riddles. So let’s get started.
So, I was in charge of one of the games for our pack meeting this month. I didn’t have too much time to put it together. I decided to combine balloons and riddles. Here is what I did:
Print out your riddles
I put together a FREE PRINTABLE – Riddle Balloon Game handout that you can print out. It has 30 riddles on it. Just cut out each individual riddle and each answer.
Stuff and blow up the balloons
Carefully fold each riddle and each answer separately. You don’t have to use all the riddles if you don’t want to. Stuff each riddle and answer in a separate balloon and then blow the balloons up.
I did the Riddle Balloon Game with four different groups of kids, so I had to keep all my balloons organized in different garbage bags. That way all of the riddles were in the same group of balloons with the correct answers.
To play the game, I gave each kid one or two balloons and a pin and explained that they needed to find the riddles inside the balloons and match them up with the answers.
Then they all popped their balloons at the same time. In retrospect, I think it would have been easier to have each kid pop their balloons one at a time. It was a bit chaotic but fun nonetheless. Another idea would be to tape all the balloons to the wall.
Fun tip: Surprise riddle
For added excitement to the game, you can put a piece of paper in one of the balloons that says, “SURPRISE!” on it. The person who finds that piece of paper either gets a prize or they have to sit on a chair while someone pops a balloon full of glitter over their head.
Overall, the game was a blast and the cub scouts had a ton of fun. I can’t think of very many kids who don’t like popping balloons.
More balloon games
Check out these links below for more balloon games that you can play at your next shin dig.
What other fun balloon games have you played? Leave your comments below.
Related link: 17 Board Games Perfect for Toddlers