Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Planes, Trains, Automobiles (and Boats): Float Your Boat

Here's another super-easy idea for our transportation theme!

Supplies:
Foil
Water


1)  Give your child a piece of foil (or two or three).  Have them construct a boat from the foil.

2)  Test out the boats to see if they float!

The girls added the blocks as "people"!

Extension Activity:  Place coins on the boat and see how many it takes to sink it.  Experiment with different designs to see if one can hold more coins than another.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings said...

Awesome! The sun is out in Seattle (momentarily) so I am headed out to fill the pool -- we'll make these this afternoon!

July 27, 2011 at 2:45 PM  
Anonymous Stacie said...

Ha,ha, Kristin -- I only wish the sun wasn't out here! It's 110 today!!

July 27, 2011 at 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Erin @ Small Types said...

Great ideas! We're going to try these boats this afternoon!

August 1, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

We did a transportation theme and used this idea. See blog here: http://skeesblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/transportation-theme.html

September 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM  

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