We spent part of our weekend at the cardboard boat races near our home. There were some really fantastic boats. There was even a boat modeled after the Very Hungry Caterpillar! You can guess that when I saw that boat I was very inspired to make a book boat too.
The LEGO boat made of cardboard boxes. One of our favorites!
Can you see some of the boats racing on the water? It looks like so much fun!
When we got home we talked about how much fun it would be to race in the cardboard boat races, so we decided to have our own "mini" race. We used lots of cardboard boxes that we had in the garage!
My three year old and I modeled our boat after Little Blue from Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle. We used wrapping paper, duct tape, craft foam, and play-doh lids to make our boat.
My husband made his boat out of a pizza box and named his boat, Express Delivery. My kindergartner decorated his boat with the villain Super Skrull and made a sail out of grocery bags...with the help of Dad!
After making the boats, we headed to Grandma's pool to to race!
I was not quite sure I wanted Little Blue to go in, but my three year old gave me no choice.
Super Skrull made it across the water very quickly.
Little Blue didn't sink, but he also didn't float across the pool.
My three year old finally dunked Little Blue under the water. No more boat races for Little Blue!
We had fun with the boats after we raced them too.
I think this was the First Annual Cardboard Boat Race for our family. It was so much fun cheering for our boats, and my six year old was very proud of his very successful sail! I am already brainstorming ideas for our next boat.
Before racing, my six year old gave out awards to each boat. Little Blue won the "sweetest" boat award, Super Skrull won the "coolest" boat award, and Express Delivery won the "funniest" boat award!
I will never be able to read Little Blue Truck without thinking of our boat races. Such fun memories!