Boat activities – Math manipulatives in science
Here’s a cute little boat made with geometric pattern blocks. Use green squares as base, and a combination of shapes to make the triangular sail on the boat. A fun boat activity that involves mind work. Talk about other ways to make a triangle with your child.
The diamond shapes are used to create ocean water and quadrilaterals complete the sun.
How to make a ship?
This boat is a simple tangram inspired ship. Create using a combination of patterns. One can use the concept and design a much larger cruise ship which resembles the real ones as well. I love the addition of smoke on top of the chimney in this one. Great detailing!
The boat is sailing to the beach island. However, one can imagine it departing the island as well. The island is represented by triangular base and a coconut tree. The coconut tree representation has in itself endless possibilities. Another fun idea would be to have semi-circle curves sprouting from the branch to represent the coconut tree.
We also have a short video of the boys at work. Check it out:
Boat activities printable
Print these boat manipulatives to assist your kids. These are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Product used: Pattern blocks
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