Friday, June 15, 2012


Boat Builders
Let children construct boats from two toilet paper rolls stapled together.  Glue a triangular piece of construction paper to a craft stick and stick it between the rolls to make a sail.  Use a tub of water or plastic pool to float the boats.  (These don't last long, but the children will have fun constructing them.)
*Mold boats from aluminum foil.  How many small toys can their boat hold before it sinks?
*Carve a boat from a bar of Ivory soap.  Glue paper to a toothpick and insert it in the soap to make a sail.  Make a raft from popsicle sticks.  Lay down two sticks.  Glue ten sticks on top of them.  Dry and then decorate with markers.
*Give children recycled materials (trash and scraps) to use to create boats and other things that float.
Life Preserver Sandwich
You will need the following
Cream cheese
Blue food coloring
Fish Crackers
Add a few drops of blue food coloring to the cream cheese.  Let the children spread the cream cheese on one half of a bagel.  Decorate with 4

Collect sticks of different lengths and have the children put them in order from smallest to largest. 
*They could also seriate leaves, rocks, etc.