Before Five in a Row
This is a simple story of a girl who sails her boat from the bathtub out into the ocean with dancing
whales and dolphins.
I really liked reading this lighthearted story with the boys. It was a simple story that both
boys could engage in together.
After reading the story we made paper boats with blue paper.
We decided to sail them in the bathtub just like the girl in the
We threw some ping pong balls into the tub and the boys decided to put them into
It was smooth sailing until too many balls were put into the boats and they sank.
This was a fun project and the boys wanted more paper boats to make for bath time that night with dad.
While reading My Blue Boat our theme for the week happened to be the letter F for FISH. We did
lots of activities that involved fish, and water.
Measuring how long each fish was with goldfish crackers. You can find the printout here.
Trying to catch the perfect fish.
Our craft for the week was making a fish bowl mobile to hang. I have
a template for the fish bowl, which I have no clue how to upload here?
(So if you know how to get a pdf file onto blogger let me know.)
Putting the fish in our bowl. I drew the fish and Big D helped cut out
Hole punching blue circles for the rocks on the bottom of the bowl.
He was working very hard to punch all those circles.
Little D coloring his boat.
pictures of dolphins & whales. I also used blue rice I had previously made.
While setting up for school I found this wood boat kit I had purchased a while
back and thought it would be a perfect activity to do with this book.
Dad decided to help out with this activity.
Concentrating very hard on painting the boat.
The finished boat!
Lap book for My Blue Boat .
kids loved it!
We feasted on fish sticks and blue jello with fish swimming in the jello.
I found a template for the paper baskets here.
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