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How do boats move?
Prior to opening this lesson, ask parents to donate a large cardboard box, such as one that a appliance was shipped in.
Select a picture book on boats to share with students. Point out vocabulary specific to boats. Write these terms on a classroom white board using Crayola® Dry Erase Markers. Keep the list available during the boat study.
Expose students to the rhyme "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and provide time in the school day to sing the song. Ask students if they know any other rhymes that focus on boats. If so, share these with the entire class.
Have students put on their Crayola Art Smocks and cover the floor with recycled newspaper. Working as a cooperative group, have students paint the donated, cardboard box which will be used as their boat. Allow time for the paint to dry. If so desired, students may begin their art work with a crayon resist activity, then paint.
Students should also select a name for their boat and paint the name on the boat.
Where is the port where this boat is housed? Have students look at a map and find towns or cities that are located along waterways. What will they select as their boat's home?
What else does their boat need prior to setting off to sea? Encourage students to make lights for their boat using Crayola Glitter Glue. A blanket can be used as a sail. Will anyone be fishing? Do not forget the fishing poles. What about oars or a pilot's wheel?
Have students select their first destination!
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