This week's activity will require a bit of homework on your part. The kids will be building their own boats out of natural or recyclable materials, and testing them out on the Brushy Fork Creek this Saturday at 2:00. Each kid will have an opportunity to talk about their boat and how they built it with the rest of the group.
There is no right or wrong way to build a boat. This is an opportunity for you and your kids to be creative! The only thing I would ask is that you allow your kids to design their own boat and do the majority of the work. Feel free to give them ideas and help them with things like hot glue guns or scissors, but allow them to be in control over the creative process.
I realize all of you have busy lives, and some may not have the time to help your kids build boats this week so we'll have a few materials available on Saturday, but I highly encourage that everyone make their boats beforehand if at all possible. This will allow your kids more time and freedom to do their best work and create something truly original.
There are a million different ways to make a boat, but here are a few links for inspiration. Encourage your kids to use materials you already have around the house! There is no reason you should have to make a special trip to the store to complete this activity. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Pirate Ship out of Milk Carton - http://everydaybest.com/pirate-ship-craft-sail-boat/
Cork Sailboat - http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/diy-cork-sailboat-in-a-jar/
Twig Boat - http://www.easypeasyandfun.com/twig-boat-craft/#_a5y_p=5339135
Snacks will be provided as usual. Please RSVP so we can make sure we have enough for everyone.