Your Lil’ is going to LOVE this activity!

We are bobsledding today!

Grab your old pool noodle from the summer and get ready engage in some sled races.

This activity will engage your Lil’ in engineering skills, problem solving skills, and work on terms like 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and last.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Patterns

  • Use vocabulary such as first, last, near, far, over, under, top, bottom, front, back

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities
  • Recreate or improve upon an object

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Patterns

  • Use vocabulary such as first, second, third, last, near, far, over, under, top, bottom, front, back

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities
  • Recreate or improve upon an object

Required Materials

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*Pool Noodle

toy balls

*Scissors

Step #1
Cut a pool noodle in half horizontally so that it opens like a sub sandwich.
Step #2
You now have 2 pool noodle pieces. Cut each of them into two pieces.

*You want the pieces to be varying lengths.

Step #3
Prop the pool noodles up against a wall at a diagonal.

The steeper the slope, the faster your toy will go.

Step #4

Place a small ball on each pool noodle and watch them sled down the hill.

Step #5
Talk about which one landed first, second, third, and last.

Teacher Tip

In order to adjust the difficulty of this activity, vary the number of sled races you do at a time. Start with 2 and if your Lil’ is easily able to identify which one was first and last, add a a third slope.

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