I've written about my kids love for water balloons before. The kids have a blast tossing them around, throwing them at each other and playing lots of other water balloon games too. But, if you've ever filled water balloons for your kids, you know that it takes a long time to fill them up and mere seconds for them to burst! The other day, my 5 year old picked out a Imperial Toy Kaos Portable Pumping Station in the store. I was reluctant to buy it, because I wasn't sure that it would actually work, but it was worth every penny and I want to show you why.
The Kaos Portable Pumping Station, which has great reviews on Amazon, is described like this:
"Easy, easy operation: First, fill the container with water Next, attach a balloon to the nozzle Press the pump to fill the balloon with water Wrap the filled balloon around the Tie-Not tool, slip the end through the notch Ta-Da! - pull off a perfectly tied balloon Tie-Not Portable Water Balloon Pump Portable water pump that fills balloons and ties them with ease! Encourages gross and fine motor skills Promotes teamwork..."
I have to agree with this 110%! I couldn't have said it any better myself.
My sons are 5 and 7 years old. They don't know how to tie balloons by themselves and they have never made water balloons independently, but it only took them minutes to learn how with the Kaos Pumping Station.
I was in awe. As I peered through the window, they were making water balloons all by themselves. They were playing catch with their balloons and having so much fun! Making the balloons was actually part of the fun. They were working together and it growing their fine motor skills too!
Here's a video of my 5 year old making a water balloon all by himself!
It's so much fun to watch my kids master new skills, even if it is something as silly as making water balloons. The Kaos Portable Pumping Station totally lives up to the hype! If you want one, please check out my affiliate link through Amazon!
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