The Balloon Man
READING IS FUN
Where does the balloon man stand?
The balloon man stands at the market square.
What happens to the balloons when there is a wind?
When there is a wind, the balloons tug a lot of times.
What does the child like to see the balloon man do?
The child likes to see that someday the balloon man will let go of all the balloons. Then the balloons will fly high in the sky and the child would see them from below.
How high can balloons fly?
The balloons can fly very high, depending upon the wind.
What do you like about this poem?
I love watching colourful balloons fly. The child in the poem also likes the same. That’s what I like about the poem.
Identify the words from the jumbled letters and write the word in the space provided.
llaboons _____________ cunlh _____________
ulbe _____________ ploeep _____________
wolbe _____________ crat _____________
llaboons – balloons cunlh – lunch
ulbe – blue ploeep – people
wolbe – below crat – cart
Put the words given in the box into the following groups:
(a) nature ______________ ______________
(b) food ______________ ______________
(c) colours ______________ ______________
(a) nature sky grass wind
(b) food turnip pineapple rice
(c) colours green purple yellow white
How many colours can you find hidden in this maze? Write their names below.
1. White 2. Violet 3. Red 4. Purple 5. Yellow
6. Blue 7. Black 8. Brown 9. Pink 10. Orange
Fill in the blanks in the balloons with their opposites. You can find them in the poem The Balloon Man. One is done for you.
Take any magazine or newspaper which has colourful pages.
Cut out balloons of various sizes and shapes carefully, using a pair of scissors.
Paste the balloons on a large sheet of paper.
Arrange them to make a colourful bunch of balloons.
Draw a string for each balloon in a different colour.
The student has to do as directed.
The student has to do as directed in the question.