Sunday, July 26, 2009

Aluminum Foil River

I found this fun activity over on Filth Wizardry. Seriously, you need to check that blog. Fun stuff!

We turned long sheets of aluminum foil into rivers by simply folding up the sides of the foil. Then, we turned on the hose and raced our "boats" (juice bottle tops) along the river.

It started as a single long river. But, we needed a more challenging course. The kids all helped make the river and keep it working. It's a very fragile system but the kids liked fixing the river when the banks were squished.

This activity was really fun for young kids (and me!). They played outside for a really long time. And when they were done I rinsed the aluminum foil and threw it in the recycling.
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