I saw the sweetest of ideas over at I Heart Naptime, soap boats that float down a river made from a gutter. So adorable and so nice on a hot Texas day! We don’t normally use bars of soap so I had none in stock and had to dig into my mother’s the travel bin. It would have been nice if the soap was a standard size bar since the picks kept of falling out but it turns out kids don’t really care if there’s a sail on their soap boats or not so it worked out in the end! (Beggars can’t be choosers, anyway. Thanks, Mom!)
As with most of our projects, Jack (3) and Max (1) took away totally different but equally important lessons from the soap boats. Jack was fascinated with the actual movement of the boats and what he could do to make them go faster. He adjusted the water pressure as well as raising up the gutter with two stones, both quenching his definite need for speed. Max, on the other hand, enjoyed toppling the whole thing over and watching Bob Barker (our dog) run away with a soap boat in his mouth. There’s got to be a lesson in there for Max, I’m just not too sure what it is!