Teachers & Group Leaders

A Boat for Teddy

Key Stage 1
40 Minutes
Up to 20 children


Can you build a boat for Teddy to ride in? Children work in pairs to create suitable boats from reclaimed materials and test them for 'canal-worthiness'.

National Curriculum

KS1 Science

  • Use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Describe the simple properties of a range of everyday materials

EYFS Understanding the World

  • Guide the children to make sense of the physical world through their opportunities to explore and observe

Learning Objectives

  • To create a boat that will allow Teddy to sit and which floats


Input can be varied according to needs as appropriate.