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How to create a fun boat race for kids!

Easy & fun BOAT RACE activity for little kids using items you already have at home. Great for indoors or outdoors.

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Cut a rectangle of paper (~ 2"x8"). Put paper in ziplock, fold over & tape (to make sail water tight). Poke a pen through sail. Tape pen & Chapstick to Tupperware boat (Chapstick= counterweight).

Cut a rectangle of paper (~ 2"x8"). Put paper in ziplock, fold over & tape (to make sail water tight). Poke a pen through sail. Tape pen & Chapstick to Tupperware boat (Chapstick= counterweight).

Here are our two boats.

Here are our two boats.

Feel free to add balls of paper for "cannon balls". :)

Feel free to add balls of paper for "cannon balls". :)

Grab two bendy straws

Grab two bendy straws

And two 8x10 baking dishes. Fill both baking dishes about halfway with water.  Note: you can grab capped-off rain gutters or use the bath tub if your kids are older.

And two 8x10 baking dishes. Fill both baking dishes about halfway with water. Note: you can grab capped-off rain gutters or use the bath tub if your kids are older.

Set baking dishes full of water on floor. If inside, put a towel down first. Place boats in the water. Use bendy straw to blow into sails!

On your marks, get set, GO! Whoever makes it across the pan first wins!

On your marks, get set, GO! Whoever makes it across the pan first wins!

  • 2.0 Baking 8x10 Baking Dishes
  • Water to fill dishes
  • 2.0 Bendy Straws
  • 2.0 Tupperware bowls
  • 2.0 Pens
  • 1.0 8x10 Paper
  • 1.0 Scissors
  • 2.0 Chapsticks
  • Tape
  • 1.0 Large Towel (if indoors)
  • 2.0 Ziplock Bags