Racing Sailboats

by Suzana Mohamad Ali


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

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Eye-hand coordination (weaving) , Object Control(blowing)

  • Intellectual - Observing, comparing, problem solving, questioning, prediction

  • Emotional - Confidence, engagement

  • Social - Interacting with peers, communicating


Step 1

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

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

Step 5

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

  • Used plastic lid (like the lid from a margarine tub)

  • Drinking straw

  • Scissors

  • Coloured paper

  • Washi tapes

  • A big tub of water

Step 2

Cut the straw

Step 4

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

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