Summer may be winding down, but there is still plenty of time to relax and enjoy the green grass and warm sun. Carving Floating Soap Boats is a simple, engaging, and inexpensive late-summer activity for kids. It’s guaranteed to bring smiles!
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Floating Soap Boats
This activity couldn’t be easier! Kids will love using plastic knives and spoons to carve Ivory Soap into floating boats! Wooden skewers, toothpicks, tape, and construction paper are the perfect materials for creating colorful sails! Invite your child to float their Soap Boat in a water-filled bin or the bathtub. Which shape floats best? What happens to the soap once it touches water? How long will the boat stay afloat?
For added fun, wrap a flat piece of cardboard with plastic wrap and lather it up with dish-soap and water to create a boat ramp. Prop it up so the “finish line” splashes into the water bin. Whose boat will win the race?
Pop! Squirt! Splash!
This activity is featured in my playful new book, Pop! Squirt! Splash!: Hands-On Activities for Kids Using Soap, Water, & Bubbles. Perfect for nurseries, preschools, early childhood educators, and families, this book offers irresistable things to make and do with kids. From soap foam paints to floating soap boats, water math games, sensory soups, homemade bubble wands, and more, Pop! Squirt! Splash! shares budget-friendly projects that the entire family will enjoy.
Pop! Squirt! Splash! features:
- Detailed materials list and step-by-step instructions
- Variations on how to extend the activity or modify it to fit your child’s interests and needs.
- Activities that use basic household supplies
- Kid tested and approved activities
- Three full color photographs per activity
- Creative ideas never before published on the 12 authors’ blogs
More from Pop! Squirt! Splash!
My co-authors and I want to give you a sneak peak into our new book. Click the links below to see what’s inside!
Soap Foam Dough | And Next Comes L
Soap Shavings Bookmark Craft | Sugar Aunts
Hands-on Activities Using Soap, Water, and Bubbles | Where Imagination Grows
Sorting Land and Water Animals | Still Playing School
Floating Soap Boats | Fireflies and Mud Pies
Angry Birds Knock Down Game | Lalymom
Soap Cloud Painting | Mamas Like Me
Jell-O Soap Foam Sensory Play | Fun-A-Day!
Gross Motor Color Mixing | House of Burke