Monday, February 9, 2009

Unplug Your Kids: Float

I was very excited when I found out that this week's Unplugged theme was Float. I chose to do a project with Arin that I did when I was in kindergarten. Such a simple project, but it made a big impression on me - it is almost 25 years later and I am still thinking about that project with fond memories!

First, I gave Arin a piece of craft foam (when I did the project as a kid, we used construction paper - I recommend the craft foam). She colored the foam with markers. She used the green marker to make dots. I asked her what she was making. She said "Dot grass." Then, she made dots with the blue marker and I asked what she was making, "Blue dot grass!" Silly little girl.

When she was done coloring, I cut out a triangle from the foam. Then, I cut two small slits in the triangle and I threaded a popsicle stick through the foam. Then, I gave Arin a bar of Ivory soap (it floats!). She unwrapped the soap and stuck the popsicle stick sail into the soap boat!

6 comments:

Crescent Moon said...

That's a very cute little boat. I remember doing that with a paper sail when I was a kid,too.

naomi said...

Very sweet, and she looks very happy!

Mom Unplugged said...

Don't you just love those projects that stick with you for 20 or 30 years?

Michie said...

That's a cute project! I might have to try that one out!

Yelli said...

That looks so fun. It is a good project for all ages too!

Clare said...

fun! :-)