Ice Cube Boats

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Boat, preschool, ice cube

Ice cubes float on water because they are lighter. These little boats might not last long in a hot day but they will keep a preschooler occupied for longer than you might imagine.

Time: Freezing time plus a few minutes to assemble
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Plastic cups
Sticky tape
Hole punch
Coloured paper

Place sticky tape across the top of a plastic cup so that it will support a straw standing up.

Boat, preschool, ice cube

Part fill the cup with water and add a straw.
Place in the freezer until the water has turned to ice.
Gently ease out the ice with the straw frozen in from the cup.
Cut a sail shape from coloured paper.

Boat, preschool, ice cube

Punch two holes and thread through the straw.
Fill a bowl with water to float your boats in and let the fun times begin.

Ice cube, boat, preschool, science

Boat, preschool, ice cube

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