Weekly Themes #51 Floating Boats for 6-8 year olds | Los Barcos Flotantes para niños de 6 a 8 años

It was by boats that people first traveled across the oceans between the continents. Some of the best boats are the ones that float on lakes or even in bathtubs!  Let’s learn more about boats this week.

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Books to Read Together: English

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

Row Row Row your boat

  • What vegetable were the people using as a floating device?
  • Have you ever ridden in a rowboat?
  • Why was Raju afraid?

Sailing Ships and Sinking Spoons

  • Do you like to play outside after it rains?
  • Why do boats float in the water?
  • What fruit did they use as an example of a boat floating?

A Fish and A Gift

  • What does Yusuf’s father do?
  • What does Yusuf’s father bring him? 
  • What noise do the gulls make in the story?

Books to Read Together: Spanish

Rema, Rema, Rema tu Bote

  • What vegetable were the people using as a floating device?
  • Have you ever ridden in a rowboat?
  • Why was Raju afraid?

Navegando Barcos y Hundiéndose Cubiertos

  • Do you like to play outside after it rains?
  • Why do boats float in the water?
  • What fruit did they use as an example of a boat floating?

Xay Va  A Pescara

  • Why did the animals drown the boat?
  • Who would you take fishing?

Things to do Together

Here are some great activities to try with the whole family.

  1. Clean a styrofoam tray, push a straw into the middle of it and create a paper sail (cut a diamond, then fold it in half and glue it together with the straw in between). How well does your boat sail?
  2. Why do boats float? Do some experimenting – collect a few objects and test them to see whether they will float or sink. Encourage your child to predict before you test each item. What do the things that float have in common?

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • I learned that the reason things can float is…

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Weekly Themes #51 Floating Boats for 6-8 year olds | Los Barcos Flotantes para niños de 6 a 8 años
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Weekly Themes #51 Floating Boats for 6-8 year olds | Los Barcos Flotantes para niños de 6 a 8 años

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