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Active Start @ Home - 'Floating Boats!'


Can you say “Toy Boat” 10 times fast?

Materials:

YouTube, glue (preferably hot glue), cardboard, 2 empty plastic water bottles and tape (preferably duct tape) or hot glue. Optional: a pair of chopsticks,twine, scrap piece of fabric and thread.

Main Learning Outcomes:

Developing fine motor skills, science (sink and float) concepts and early literacy skills.

Steps:

(1) First, gather together with your child to read the story, “Toy Boat” by Randall de Sève. If you don’t have the book at home, you can listen to it by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXbucl3takQ

(2) For step by step instructions to build this sailboat, visit this link: http://www.nalleshouse.com/2013/06/from-trash-to-boat.html. When you’re done, try it out in a kiddie pool, bucket or bathtub!

Tips:

If you don’t have the items to make the sail, make the boat a raft instead. For older children, see if they can create their own boat that floats using these and other materials.




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