Sail Boat

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Recommend for: Cognitive, Fine Motor, Toddler, Preschooler,


Summary: Children who have already had the opportunity to develop their skills with scissors, glue and brushes will enjoy putting these skills to use in constructing a sailing boat. This activity is fun and purposeful and it develops children’s cognitive and fine motor skills.

Whilst children should be supervised during this activity, they should have complete creative freedom in order to enhance their problem solving skills.


  • Large trough or water container
  • Water
  • Egg cartons
  • Meat trays
  • Leaves
  • Paper
  • Straws
  • Pop sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape

Using these materials (or any other that may be around) children can make and test their own boats. If their boat sails, encourage them to blow it around with a straw.

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