Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Great Homeschooling Balloon Release

Have you ever lost a helium balloon?    You accidentally let go of the string while outside, only to watch helplessly as it floated away?  Did you wonder where it went?   We decided to answer that question.  On Saturday morning, April 30th, a group of homeschooling families met at Kenneth Bernard Park in Lansing, Kansas.  17 kids and 10 adults released fifty helium balloons into the air with a card attached asking the finder to email us and tell us when and where they found the card.  We wanted to track the distance an average helium balloon will travel when released.   If you hop over to Where Is My Balloon? you can read about the release, look at pictures, and watch a short video of the release.  If you watch closely, you might even catch a glimpse of Captain Chaos.  At the bottom of the web page there is a map for tracking where the balloons and/or cards land.  We’ll add a push pin to the map with the location for each response that we receive.   Everyone had a good time!
Track the progress of our balloons at


  1. Evey year on the 4th of July we like to buy some red white and blue ballons put dollar bills on them and hope someone who could use them find them. Its an awesome idea to actually track them great idea.l

  2. what a great project! I hope every single one is reported. :)

  3. I love this!! I hope you hear from more!