# Quick, Hand Me a Water Balloon!

Here's your nightly math! Just 5 quick minutes of number fun for kids and parents at home. Read a cool fun fact, followed by math riddles at different levels so everyone can jump in. Your kids will love you for it.

# Quick, Hand Me a Water Balloon!

July 22, 2017

A great way to cool off in the summer is to have a water balloon fight. Filling water balloons takes so long, though! The faucet just doesn’t run fast enough, and meanwhile your friends are pegging you with water balloons. Well, a clever dad in super-hot Texas solved that problem. Josh Malone  invented Bunch o Balloons, a plastic doodad with 37 little hoses hanging off it, each with a ready and waiting balloon at the end. You screw the piece onto the end of a garden hose and whoosh, in 20 seconds you have 37 full water balloons. When you pull them off, they close without needing a knot, and you’re ready to fire back at your friends.

Wee ones: Plug a sink, turn on the water, count to 10 and then turn it off. Is the sink more or less than halfway full?

Little kids: If you’re counting off the 20 seconds to fill your 37 water balloons, what numbers do you say? See how high you can go!  Bonus: If you fill the 37 green balloons on Bunch o Balloons plus your own yellow balloon, how many balloons do you have?

Big kids: The dad who invented this thing has 8 kids. If he fills 37 balloons and hands them out as equally as he can to them, what’s the biggest number of balloons any kid can get?  Bonus: If he wants every kid to have at least 10 balloons, how many batches of 37 does he need to fill?