Try this clever summer idea from to get wee ones outside and active. Float these darling avocado boats on a stream or pool. Have races to see which boat is the fastest. Which is the most beautiful, and which can stand the wild whirlpool or other splashing event kids can imagine.
Avocado Boat Craft is from Emma at Kid's Craft Room
Supplies For Avocado Boat
Use colored craft sticks, or paint your own with water colors, then cut out sails from origami paper (or whatever paper is handy). Add drops of glue (from low temp glue gun) to secure sails to each side of stick, then let mast and sail set.
Meanwhile scoop out avocado, dry shell, then add a drop of glue and place your stick-sail onto waiting avocado; hold until glue sets. Sing a sea chanty while you wait.
As I was out walkin' down Paradise street,
Way, hey, blow the man down!
A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet,
Give me some time to blow the man down!