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Releasing Balloons

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Improve this sentence and use it as a story starter:

I let go, and the balloons went up into the air.

  • Why are the balloons being released?
  • Who do you think is releasing them?
  • Why are there so many amazing colours in the sky?
  • Where is this happening?
  • Why is the figure on their own?
  • What might happen next?
  • Can you suggest an alternative title for the picture?
  • Research the environmental impacts of releasing balloons. What will happen when they come back down to earth?
  • Draw or paint your own version of the sky and stick balloons made of coloured paper on to make an artwork.
  • Try using balloons in a PE lesson instead of balls. What difference does it make to the way you kick, throw and catch?

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