Spark of the Day: Symbols of Fall: Twist Balloons

Twist balloon pumpkin by Fran W.
We enjoy decorating our home for the fall holidays each year and this year we decided to incorporate twist balloons into our holiday because they can be turned into so many creative things!

We are planning to make...

Pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, cats, turkeys, a cornucopia, and anything else we can think of at the time and want to try.

We want to make sure everyone can participate in decorating the house, so we made a very simple pumpkin with the balloons. 


If you would like to make a simple twist balloon pumpkin, you will need...


A package of twist balloons and a hand held balloon pump


Optional: A small balloon to place inside the pumpkin, and a scissor


Tip: Twist balloons can be purchased in a party store.


What to do...

Owls

Barn Owl at British Wildlife Centre, Surrey, England
Author: Peter Trimming
Did you know…

Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees in either direction from a forward facing position!


Do you have any questions about owls? Is there something you find interesting about them? 


Create your own research project to learn more about these fascinating creatures of the night, or just explore the sites you find the most interesting!

Write or draw your questions on a piece of paper, or record them on an audio/video device, and use the following sites to help you find answers. 

Some of the the following activities and resources includeDissecting a virtual owl pellet, watching owl cams, owl anatomy and physiology, owl sounds, owl mythology and much, much more...

Here are a couple of questions to help you get started...