This is a pretty empty grade lesson that could be adapted for a sub lesson. Incorporate a book about hot air balloons - kids could write about where they'd like to go in the world. Include bird's eye view videos and an adventure themed book.
Paint balloon using color schemes. Tie in with weaving or coiling for th basket. Paper mache a balloon, pop the balloon, add string and a basket for spring class crafts. Could go great as a bulletin board theme (Kid's Soaring to New Heights in Reading.