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Choose one or more of these preschool boat crafts to add to your boat, transportation, or water themed preschool lesson plans.
These preschool arts and crafts ideas are perfect for crafting any time of year. Kids will love each and every one of these hands-on projects. You’ll have a hard time choosing which one to do first.
If you’re studying transportation with your preschoolers, you’ve got to add these creative ideas to your transportation activities.
Preschool Boat Crafts
This preschool boat craft is perfect for your upcoming letter of the week lessons. You can also add it to your transportation and ocean units. Homeschool Preschool
Add a little science to your crafting time when you make Ivory soap boats. The Joys of Boys
Explore wind speeds and waves when foam boats sail away in a pan of water. What We Do All Day
Don’t throw your noodles away at the end of summer. Use them to make pool noodle boats that can be used in the pool or the bathtub. The Best Ideas for Kids
Gather twigs, leaves, and flowers on your next nature walk. You won’t believe how easy it is to use those items to make a twig boat. Family Budgeting
With some simple supplies you can find at a dollar store, your kids can make floating sponge boats with this simple DIY for kids. The Craft Train
This boat kids craft makes a great card cover or a simple piece of artwork to display throughout the summer. Krokotak
These floating popsicle stick boats are another simple craft that uses supplies you can pick up at a local dollar store or craft store. Hunny, I’m Home!
The video tutorial makes this rocking boat paper craft easy to assemble. Then, kids will want to play with it for a while. Artsy Craftsy Mom
Here’s another fun rocking boat craft that uses a paper plate as its base. Red Ted Art
Your kids can make a self-propelled boat craft from a margarine tub with this tutorial! Red Ted Art
Preschoolers will love floating some peg dolls on these colorful craft stick boats. Rhythms of Play
Ready for another rocking boat craft? How about this paper plate pirate boat craft for kids! It’s so cute. Non-Toy Gifts
Use a cardboard box to create a Noah’s ark that’s perfect for imaginary play. The Craft Train
Here’s an easy coffee filter sailboat craft that’s easy enough for even your toddlers to create. Look, We’re Learning
Add this boat building STEM challenge to your transportation theme. The kids will love it! Pink Stripey Socks
Fall is a great time to add apples to your lessons. Your kids will love making these apple boats that really float! Here Come the Girls
Whether your kids are dreaming of the beach or just need an afternoon craft to do, this summer sailboat craft is a great way to use old paper scraps and looks great on display. The Best Ideas for Kids
I love interactive crafts. This paper plate sailboat craft is easy to make, and kids can make the boat really “sail”. I Heart Crafty Things
These easy pirate cork boats are super cute and ridiculously easy to make! And, they really float! Red Ted Art
This paper plate boat craft for kids is a great way to have kids work on their fine motor lacing skills as they whip up a fun craft. Non-Toy Gifts
Your kids will be so excited to create their very own balloon-powered sponge boats! The Craft Train
Make a sailboat out of an old shampoo bottle. It’s a great way to recycle some household items. Pink Stripey Socks
Cardboard canoes are another great recycling craft. These are made with old egg cartons and strips of cardboard. Here Come the Girls
Must Have Resources:
When completing these preschool boats at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand.
BOOKS ABOUT BOATS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool boat books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Boat Book – Rowboats, canoes, sailboats, speedboats, cruise ships, submarines, tugboats, and more! Boats come in all sizes and we use them in different ways: for recreation, for transportation, and even for police work and fighting fires.
Scuffy the Tugboat – Meant for “bigger things,” Scuffy the Tugboat leaves the man with the polka-dot tie and his little boy and sets off to explore the world. But on his daring adventure down the river, Scuffy realizes that home is where he’d rather be, sailing in his bathtub.
Boats – Using simple text and illustrations, these colorful boats of all shapes and sizes float through the waters of this delightful introduction to boats for young children