Experiences for children from three years. Does it sink or drown?

Experiences for children from three years. Does it sink or drown?

Floats or drowns - these are fun experiences for childrenfrom three years and a great idea for playing in the bath. You and the child will experiment and explore - which items and why they can swim or sink. Also look at the autumn experiment for children.Floating-and-sinking-sort WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL: If you are not playing in the bathroom, then take a large container for water. Two smaller containers for sorting (one for sinking things, another for floating, better to sign) A box with different items (lids from plastic bottles, wine stoppers, piece of paper, piece of corrugated cardboard, pencil, stone, plastic toy, sponge for dishes , an iron key, a cotton swab, a piece of cloth, an egg from a kinder surprise, a shell, a leaf from a tree, a twig, a plastic spoon). HOW TO PLAY:

  • Place one element in the water for a while. Can it float or sink? Place the object in the corresponding labeled container.
  • Talk about why some objects sank and others do not.
  • Discuss the weight, size and material of the object, and how this affects swimming abilities.
  • Talk about why there were bubbles when some objects sank.
  • Try to tie a stone to an object that has not drowned and see if it drowns with the stone?
  • Look around the house for several objects to check if they can swim.
  • Find and read books about floating and drowning objects and their properties.


  • Speech development: Use descriptive words to express your ideas and opinions.
  • We can make a connection with real life experience.
  • Scientific thinking develops: we make forecasts, observations, comparisons, reasonings, we collect data, research and evaluation.
  • Motor coordination and control develops
  • Understand the cause and effect
  • Concentration of attention

Show interesting experiences to children and they will develop and learn by playing)