Sink or Float

This is just a simple invitation to explore, get playful and curious about relatively familiar everyday items from the natural world. It’s also an opportunity to practice some literacy skills outdoors!

You will need:

  • container for water
  • found objects
  • clipboard (optional)
  • pencil (optional)

All we are going to do is fill a basin or large bowl with water and invite our child to predict whether or not any given item will sink or float.

This game often leads to children making boats or floating things down the creek.

For backyard purposes it is an opportunity for your child to play with a small amount of water and see how they manage it.

I encourage you to not refill the basin at all for now unless you have already established your own comfort and ground rules about water usage in the backyard.

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