pipe cleaner (to serve as arms/hands and is also what gives the balloon it's head and body shape)
basket filler (for hair)
tooth picks (to serve as ski poles)
craft sticks (to serve as skis)
It was super easy and fun to make the skier. After looking at it you can tell how I put it together. Initially, I wanted to make more skiers and use them to learn the alphabet but I wasn't going to make 25 more skiers!! So, I put an upper case and lower case "A" on the skies and thought we would use this skier as a prop to learn that letter. To go along with our balloon skier and learning the letter "A" I had Tiffany take a brown paper bag and go around the house finding things that started with the letter "A." I didn't get pictures of that, unfortunately
Here is Tiffany just flying her Fairy around!
large black pom pom
I paired our balloon people to a book called, Emily's Balloon. Their are other books I would have liked to include but our local library did not have the others available.
It was fun creating our balloon friends and incorporating them into learning activities. Several times over the course of this past week I've caught Tiffany using her imagination and playing with her balloon friends!