Racing Sailboats

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Eye-hand coordination (weaving) , Object Control(blowing)
  • Intellectual - Observing, comparing, problem solving, questioning, prediction
  • Emotional - Confidence, engagement
  • Social - Interacting with peers, communicating
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Boats are used for work and play. Boats transport us from one place to another. Boats move at different speeds.
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
4-5 years old
Estimated time
< 15 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Used plastic lid (like the lid from a margarine tub)
  • Drinking straw
  • Scissors
  • Coloured paper
  • Washi tapes
  • A big tub of water

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Cut a triangle from a piece of construction paper. (This will be your sail). You can decorate the sail with washi tapes or other materials.

Step 3

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Cut the straw.

Step 4

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Prepare 4 strips of washi tape and cut 2 of them into thinner strips.

Step 5

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Cut the end of the straw like in the picture and secure the straw with the thinner strips.

Step 6

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Secure the sail with the remaining 2 washi tape strips and you are ready for a sailboat race in the tub!

Ask the Kids

Have you been on a boat?

“What types of boats are there?

“What makes a boat move?

“Can a sailboat sail on a day with no wind?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below