This Friday is Lego Fun Friday! The challenge for this week is to build a Lego boat that actually floats (and that doesn’t involve a pre-made Lego boat as the base).
- Don’t tell your kids any of these pointers at first – let them experiment and see what they come up with!
- Aidan’s boat in the picture does not float. Too top heavy. Even when he removed the top part of the boat, he had several “leaks” to seal up by overlapping Lego bricks. This boat design now floats, although it takes on a little bit of water. I think it’s impossible to seal up every crack.
- For younger builders, a raft type design works well.
- If a boat sits up too high in the water, it will be very tippy. We were remembering that ballast was important for boats in the book “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch.”
- Build boats that are just for looks if it gets too frustrating!
Come back Friday to link up your post. We can’t wait to see what boat designs your kids come up with! The challenge is meant to be a starting point for your kids, but feel free to link up any kid-generated Lego designs or Lego learning activities.