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Hot Air Balloon Colors and Shapes Lesson Plan Preschool Printable Activity


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Alphabet > Letter B > B is for Balloon


Holidays and Events
June 4th, 1783 > 1st Hot Air Balloon flight
July 14th > Bastille Day
Other aviation observances

Multicultural > France


Transportation > Aviation >  Balloon aircraft

Seasons > Summer

Activities:  Visit the Hot Air Balloon Lesson Plan to support this activity.  This lesson plan  has information about this aircraft, an its inventors, the Montgolfier brothers.  Review related topics in the themes column.

Activity: Hot Air Balloon Colors and Shapes

Skills:  Pre-handwriting [tracing], shapes and colors recognition, counting, scissor cutting skills, hand and eye coordination [match and paste]

Suggestion > print to light blue paper for a sky background or cut out once decorated and paste to blue craft paper -- add clouds with cotton balls.

  1. Trace the balloon's outline in clockwise motion in the primary colors indicated. Tracing is an effective pre-writing skill.

  2. Identify each shapes and colors

  3. Count the shapes > optional > write numbers in front or behind the shapes 

  4. Cut out the shapes.

  5. Match and paste the shapes on the dotted areas,

Crafty ideas > 

  • For a decoration, cut out and add string or ribbon.

B is for Balloon Lesson Plan

Hot Air Balloon Color and Shapes Activity

  • paper

  • coloring pencils crayons or markers

  • glue stick

  • scissors

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