Make a leaf raft
Celebrate World Maritime Day
Activity time: 20 minutes
Before we had planes, boats were the main way to travel over water. Today, they still help move things like food, clothing and toys across the ocean.
Make a boat from leaves and sticks to celebrate everything to do with oceans and boats.
Test your boat to see if it floats.
- twigs or small sticks
- a few pieces of long grass
- flowers and leaves
- anything else you’d like to decorate.
Make a triangle out of twigs. Tie long grass around each place the twigs meet until they feel secure. Use another piece of grass to tie a knot at each.
Place a twig across the middle of the triangle to make it nice and sturdy. Attach it using the same method as above.
Add some decorations. We poked flowers through the grass knots. Why not experiment with leaves or anything else you can think of?