Fun Indoor Games with Plastic Cups and Balloons

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With just plastic cups and balloons, you and your kids can have a blast at home with these fun balloon games and activities for kids! These games are perfect for kids of all ages, including preschoolers and elementary kids.


Are you an impulsive buyer? I really am not, but when I saw these tiny little red cups, I couldn’t resist and picked up some.

mini red plastic cups

I got them because I thought they were the perfect size for my young kids. However, we never got to use them for drinking. Instead, we used them plenty in fun indoor activities, like vertical bowling!

Here are three other fun activities to do with your kids using only cups and balloons.

Blow Down the Cup Tower

Build Cup Tower
  1. Build a tower using the cups. Depending on the age of your kid and his/her fine motor skills, he/she may be able to do it without your help.
  2. Blow up the balloon and hold the end shut with your fingers.
  3. Let go and aim the balloon so that you blow the entire tower down before the air runs out.

Blow Down the Cup Wall

Balloon and Cup Wall
  1. Line up the cups in a line at the edge of a table.
  2. Blow up the balloon and hold the end shut with your fingers.
  3. Let go and blow down all the cups off the table before the air runs out.

Balloon Cup Race (2 Players)

  1. Place 3 cups (or any odd number of cups) at the center of the table. 
  2. Stand on opposite sides of the table.
  3. Both players blow up their own balloons and hold the ends shut.
  4. Count down 3, 2, 1.
  5. Let go and try and blow the cups over the table on the opposite side with the balloons.
  6. The player that blows over the most cups win!

Final Thoughts on the Cups and Balloons Indoor Activities

There are so many things you can do with just cups and balloons. What other creative, fun games can you come up with?

Check out these indoor activities that you can do with your kids!

Fun Indoor Games with Plastic Cups and Balloons

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