Thursday, May 15, 2014

Year 11 balloon towers

Year 11 took this really seriously!  There was much concentration and discussion about how their towers were to be constructed!  There was also much more popping than with the year 8 class!


  1. Looks amazing! What a cool idea!

  2. Thank you! As long as you are prepared for a bit of chaos and noise, it's great fun! Warn any teachers that have a room next to and underneath yours as the popping is quite loud!

  3. This is a fab idea. I'm going to try this with year 1 1 next week. How long roughly did your classes spend on this activity? Victoria

    1. I centred my lesson around it. We brainstormed the topic areas and sub topics first and then put them on the board. I told them that they had to use 1 balloon per area and gave them a lower limit of 10 pieces of vocab per balloon. After that they had to stack them with sticky pads and the towers had to stand alone. Tallest tower won. Afterwards I wanted to play class poker (see post on this blog) but ran out of time! Hope it works for you. Let me know how you get on!

  4. Thanks very much! I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for all the great ideas on this blog too :) Victoria