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Boat Activities for Tots & Preschoolers w/ Free Printables

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Sunshine is a big fan of vehicles, especially boats.  She was extremely excited watching me prepare boat activities just for her.  I'm hoping she's as excited to work on them.  Here's what's on her shelves!

 B is for Boat
Sunshine watched her siblings use glitter on a daily basis last week and was not pleased she wasn't able to use some too.  I promised her she would have a glitter activity this week.  Sunshine will squeeze glue on to the "B" and then sprinkle glitter on it.  I've included a paint brush in case she's not strong enough to squeeze the glue.  In that case, she'll spread it out with a paint brush before sprinkling glitter on it.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity. The Boats Activities for Tots & Preschoolers Printable Pack is a Subscriber's Only Freebie.  For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Land, Air & Water Vehicle Sort
This activity is not just about boats, but includes all types of vehicles.  I'm not sure if Sunshine will be able to sort them accurately.  If not, we'll have plenty of fun just identifying different types of vehicles. She loves carrying around sets of learning time cards.
Source:  I created the printable for this activity. The Boats Activities for Tots & Preschoolers Printable Pack is a Subscriber's Only Freebie.  For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Boat Identification  Sensory Bin
Originally my plan for this activity was for Sunshine to find matching boat figures.  I had picked another set up at the store, but the next day realized my kiddos had been invited to a birthday party, that I had no gift for. So the boats went to a friend.  Instead, Sunshine will match boats to pictures cards.  Hopefully she'll enjoy this just as much.  If it doesn't go well, I just may go to the store to pick up another pack.  Lol.

Painting Nautical Pictures
This unit seems to be all about learning, identifying, and practicing new words.  In this activity Sunshine will paint the nautical figures provided (one each day).  We'll practice identifying the wooden objects and colors at the same time.  Sunshine saw the wooden figures yesterday and now has been requesting her "puzzles" on an hourly basis.  Lol.  

Pouring Water with Boats
A few weeks ago we had a pouring activity on the shelves for Sunshine.  She was absolutely petrified of it, even after she tried it a few times.  I'm not exactly sure why she was so anxious, but I realized we need to start with easier pouring tasks.  This week Sunshine will practice scooping and pouring water with the boats provided.  We'll  practice identifying colors at the same time.

Play Dough Stamping
Sunshine loves play dough, but she still doesn't really know what to do with it. This week we'll practice stamping boats in the "water."  If she does well with that I may add other vehicles to the basket.

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  1. Thanks for featuring our Band-Aid Bear! Your boat & vehicles activities are great! My favorite is the sorting vehicles by land, air & water.. I will definitely be doing that with my daughter!

  2. Delighted to find your blog and linking up our printable fun too from the farm.

  3. Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

  4. Thanks for joining in with this week's Parenting Pin It Party xx x

  5. Pinning this! You always have such impressive activities.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  6. Hi Renae, I LOVE the boat theme of activities you have created! I really need to get my little guy pouring water with boats, I know he will enjoy and learn from it! Thanks for sharing at the #LovetoLearnLinky. I will be featuring your post tomorrow. I hope you will stop by and link up again :) -Katie

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