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Bubbles, Boats & Floats Activities

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

collage of preschool water activities with text: Bubbles, Boats & Floats Activities

Today we had our toddler room teacher in the preschool room. The theme was States of Water in the Bubbles, Boats & Floats unit from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).


We started off talking about water and different things we use it for, like eating, swimming, drinking, brushing teeth, etc. They had a great time thinking of all the activities that they use water with.


The children designed their favorite water activity on the postcards that we get each month from Experience Early Learning. This child drew a picture of her family at the beach-she said that she really misses the beach (we feel her pain).

child's postcard artwork

We also did the floating straw activity where the children were using their fine motor skills using pipe cleaners and cut straws to make bracelets.

bracelets made from pipe cleaners and straws

They tried to make patterns with both age groups and the older children made more intricate patterns than the younger ones.

preschool ice painting activity

One of the favorite activities of the day was the ice painting. We put tempera paint and water in ice cube trays in the freezer earlier this morning and the children painted large sheets of paper on the table.

preschoolers painting with colored ice

It was definitely a mess but wow they sure had fun! It was great to see them combining the colors to make a new color.


Some tried to write with it, and some tried to draw pictures but mostly just enjoyed the sensation of the cold and watching it melt. As it’s a 90-degree day today (hot for Western Pennsylvania) it felt pretty good they said.

frozen paint in ice cube trays

Our toddler room teacher, Amy said, “I liked how everything was prepackaged, and the directions are very easy to understand so that I could just step in and take over the room for the day. The materials were all provided and ready to use.”


Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) makes it easy to provide fun and engaging activities for preschoolers.

preschooler's ice painting artwork

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