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Making a boat

Make a Boat 

With Miss Flower


(Approx. 30 mins – 8 mins teaching, 22 mins activity) 



  • Watch the 'making a boat' video with Miss Flower (8 mins)  

  • Join in with the video when prompted 

  • Using the ‘My boat design worksheet’ draw a picture of the boat you want to make.   

  • Underneath write a list of the items you need to use to make your boat – don’t forget about scissors/ glue.  The worksheet is double-sided only fill in the first page (planning the boat) (10 mins) 

  • There is a separate worksheet for year 1 children to use –the second page differs (which will be used during the following lesson) 

  • Go on a hunt around your house to find objects to help you build your boat – perhaps take a look in your recycling bin 

  • Build your boat using your plan and the resources you have found (10 mins)  

  • Test your boat on water 

  • How many objects can it hold? (2 mins)  



  • Worksheet or paper, pencils 

  • Device to watch video 

  • Recycling or other materials to make a boat 

  • Glue, Tape, Scissors  

  • Objects to put inside the boat eg lego pieces, plastic people etc 

'Making a boat' with Miss Flower

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