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Balloon Pass
Submitted by: Amy Toles, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse (Student)

Size: No minimum/maximum

Equipment: Small Balloons (or balls)

Objective: This activity helps lower functioning individual participate in team events. Works on hand-eye coordination, balance (in the water), and arm movements.

Description: Have teams line up in the water's shallow end. Try to have even numbered teams. The spacing of the individuals depends on the functioning level. Place a blown-up balloon in front of person A. Person A will pass the balloon to B by pushing the water. Person A is not to move his/her feet. Have the balloon passed down the entire line and back. Many variations can be made from this game. Individuals with visual impairments enjoy this game, they will need an assistant to help them move the balloon in the correct direction.

 

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