Water and toddlers can be messy but fun, especially when there are boat activities involved. Today we are sharing the top list of boat activities for toddlers.
A fun way to spend a hot summer day with your toddler can include exploring these boat activities.
Favorite Boat Activities for Toddlers
From sponge boats to paper boats, we have you covered. Classic summer activities with young children for sure include time with the water and boats. Keep scrolling to see more than a great way for young children and even older kids have a lot of fun.
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1. Simple Origami Paper Boats
If you’re looking for a simple origami paper boat craft for kids of all ages, check out this fun craft.
2. Paper Boat Craft
Grab those popsicle sticks for a fun activity to make this paper boat craft.
3. Squeeze the Boat
The Keeper of Memories shares a sensory activity using three simple supplies of water, a sponge, and bowls.
4. Messy Boats
Kids of all ages will enjoy this messy boat activity from Busy Toddler.
5. Paper Plate & Coffee Filter Boat
Little sailors will enjoy this craft from Glued To My Crafts using household materials.
6. Pool Noodle Boats
Frog and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails tells you to grab those pool noodles and foam sheets so your little kid can enjoy this sensory bin.
7. Colorful Ice Boats
Bring out the kiddle pool so the ice cube boats from Busy Toddler can float.
8. Ice Boat Racing
Toddler Approved shares this super simple ice boat racing activity.
9. Foil Boat Experiment
Grab foil for your own DIY boat experiment by Messy Little Monster.
10. Floating Popsicle Stick Boat
All you need are craft sticks, straws, paper, and glue for this super simple boat craft from Honey I’m Home.
11. Papercraft Boat Template
If you’re looking for a pre-made boat template to set sail with, check out Mama of Five.
12. Sponge Boats Sensory Bin
Happy Toddler Playtime shows you how to take a kiddie pool and sponges to make a great sensory bin for your children.
13. Blue Boat and Boat Craft
If you’re looking for an educational project idea to use with your preschooler, check out this one by Two Pink Peonies.
14. Apple STEM activity
Little Bin Little Hands shows how to take apple slices, toothpicks and paper to make a unique boat to set sail.
More Boat Activities for Toddlers from Kids Activities Blog
- Take a cardboard box and Make a Viking Ship.
- Kids can learn about density, buoyancy, and gravity in this Sinking Ships experiment.
- We have 17 great kids weekend activities you have to try!
- Have fun with your food making these Twinkie Submarine Snacks.
- Be sure to check out these boat crafts for kids to make.
- Learn how to Fold a Paper Boat.
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Which boat activity did your toddler enjoy?