Balloons over Broadway


Title: Balloons over Broadway

Author: Melissa Sweet

Pages: 40

Summary(from’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire!

Accompanying Discussion: Talk about parades that students have seen, or participated in. Discuss the different holidays that have parades in Philadelphia.

Accompanying Activities: Use rolls of paper (or paper taped together!) laid out across each table, and have students draw their own parades. They really enjoy working together to produce one piece of art work! Or check out some other cool activities in this activity kit!

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