Boat Games

This is an activity we do while waiting for the bus to come. The children sit in a circle which we pretend is a boat. We sing “Row, row, row you boat”. Then, since I’m the captain, I shout out a child’s name and say, “Kelly, overboard!” Then that child jumps in the middle of the circle and pretends to swim. All of the rest of us throw in a pretend line and begin pulling. As we are “pullling we say ” 1-2-3-4-5 she’s/he’s alive!! The child in the middle then take his seat. We repeat this until everyone has had a turn to jump overboard.