Who sank the boat? Extension Activities

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You have come to the right place if you are looking for an engaging Who Sank The Boat extension activities! This role-play and re-tell activity will help your little learners develop their social skills while improving fine-motor and visual discrimination.

Stick-Puppets Extension Activity

Who Sank The Boat Extension Activities
Who Sank The Boat Stick-Puppet Extension Activity

What you need:

  • Origami paper (one per child)
  • Stick-puppet pictures
  • Straws cut in halves or toothpicks with the sharp sides cut off (4 per child)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Coloring Pencils

How To Use This Resource:

My kids love this fun Who Sank The Boat Extension Activity. The first step is to fold the origami paper boat after listening to the story. Most of the children in my class did a great job with this, but some might need a little extra help.

When the boats are done, the children color and cut-out the pictures of the animals. The teachers help the children to stick the straws onto the back of each picture of a character. Re-read the story while the children place each stick-puppet into the boat. their favorite part is always when the boat sinks!

Who Sank The Boat? Role-Play Activity

Who sank the boat activities
Who Sank The Boat Role-Play Activity

All kids love pretending to be animals. This activity is great for getting them to practice speaking in front of bigger groups, work on those memory skills and just to have fun!

What you need:

  • Who Sank The Boat? Activity Sheet
  • Scissors
  • Coloring pencils/ markers or crayons
  • Tape
  • Skewer sticks/ chopsticks/ Straws
  • A big container (anything big enough to fit 5 kids in)

How To Use This Resource:

Each child chooses an animal. Now let children color their animals and cut these out. Help them to cut the eyes out. When they are done, tape a chopstick or a skewer stick (cut off the sharp sides on these beforehand) on the back of the picture of the animal. The children now have stick puppets!

Ask 5 children (each with a mask of a different animal) to stand next to a big container (anything big enough to fit 5 children in while standing). Read the story again, while the children get into the ‘boat’ one by one. For example, when you read ‘Who sank the boat? Was it the cow who …’, the child with the cow mask gets into the ‘boat’. Continue until all the ‘animals’ are in the boat. When the mouse gets in, everyone pretends to fall out. They all love this part!

Who Sank The Boat Activities
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