•What function does the rudder serve on a boat? Paint a picture of a boat and include a rudder.

     •Research the different nautical terms—port, starboard, helm, etc. Label them on your drawing of a boat.

     •Check out from the library a book that shows how to draw various ships. Try your hand at different ones.

Activity

     •See if you can find a way to get out on the water. At this writing, my family and I have recently returned from a visit to Maine where we had the opportunity to ride in a dory to see the Curtis Island Lighthouse.

     •If you don’t live close to water, fill up the bathtub or sink, and try floating various boats you have made. If you and a family member built a regatta, try blowing on the sails and see who wins in a race across the water! 

Jodie Wolfeand her husband have been married for twenty years. They have been homeschooling their two sons for twelve years. Jodie likes reading, writing and leading ladies Bible studies. She also enjoys encouraging women through her blog, Digging For Pearls at http://diggingforpearls.blogspot.com

This article was originally published in the Mar/Apr 2011 issue of HomeSchoolEnrichment Magazine. To learn more, and to request a FREE sample copy, visit www.HomeSchoolEnrichment.com