We brought Toy Boat by Randall de Sève home from the library because of the beautiful illustrations. Once we read it though, I realized it was begging to be turned into an activity.
The little boy in the book has a toy boat that he made out of a can, a cork, a yellow pencil, and some white cloth. He plays with it at the lake everyday, until one day it breaks loose and goes out into the lake and is tossed and battered by a storm and the other larger boats. In the end, the little toy boat makes it back to his boy, and they're never seperated again.
Then I poked a pencil through for the mast. (I made Little Brother's hole a bit to big, so we used some playdo to help it stand up straight...I would just recommend making a new hole because the playdo became a soggy mess by the end.)
Then I cut a sail and a flag out of some felt.
This would probably be a better activity to do during the summer when we could go play outside with them...but we used the bathtub instead.
And even made a few storms of their own.
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