This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to explore the power of their lungs and what happens when air blows on various items.
- Ping-pong ball
- Writing implement
- Piece of paper
Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.
- Challenge your child to breathe in and blow the air out through the straw, using the force of their breath to move light objects, such as a ping-pong ball, a feather, or a folded strip of paper.
- Ask your child, what are you doing that makes the object move? What other objects can you move? What happens to the object when you blow after taking a deep breath vs. a shallow breath?
- Have your child chart the items that they can move using their breath