I purchased a pack of rocket balloons from the dollar store and we pulled them out to play with today. They come with a balloon pump and a pile of long balloons. After blowing one up, you let it go and it soars high into the air emitting a screeching sound that only kids love. All three kids just squealed with delight as they took off into the sky.
Little J blowing it up.
Ready for launch.
It's in the tree in this picture, but sailed right on through high into the sky before weaving its way back down. This provided play for sometime. Little J tried to see what would happen when he filled it with varying amounts of air and what would happen if he held it at different angles.