Island Theme Sink or Float STEAM Investigation Station

Encourage fine motor and physical science skills with this quick & easy Island Theme Sink or Float STEAM! You’re definitely going to want to check it out for your next preschool island theme!

collage of sink or float images with text: Island Theme Sink or Float STEAMIt’s time to take a trip to Alphabet Island, y’all! This month, we’re going to review letters and numbers and do lots of exploring. Today we’re sharing a quick & easy Island Theme Sink or Float STEAM activity!

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.

Jump off the boat and onto an island of learning. Play on the beach, build sandcastles and follow a treasure map. Experience the natural wonders of volcanoes, waterfalls, caves and palm trees. End your school year with a luau and dance to island music until the sun sets on a great school year.

The little guy and I had so much fun learning about islands on Day 1 of our new theme from Mother Goose Time. And of course, the Floating Islands activity was definitely a blast.

island sink or float images with text overlay: Alphabet Island Floating Islands Investigation Station

Sink or Float Investigation Station

This is a quick & easy island theme STEAM investigation station that’s great for encouraging both fine motor as well as physical science skills for your little kids! Try it today!

preschooler experimenting with island sink or float
Set up the Investigation Station

Place a few foam letters in a tub of water. Set out small nature items, such as rocks, sticks, or leaves.

Encourage Investigation: Invite children to explore balancing nature items on the different islands (foam letters). What items make the islands sink? How many items can each island hold?

preschooler putting hand in to water
I gave the little guy a large bowl full of water, some foam letters, and a few things from our Learning Resources STEM Sink or Float Activity Set.

preschooler floating objects on foam alphabet pieces
And if you look closely, you can see that I also added a few drops of food coloring. He wanted blue water. Lol… He spent lots of time throughout the day experimenting with the various items.

preschooler experimenting with objects that float
You know that this curriculum is all kinds of awesome when the little guy wants to do the activities over and over again. And that was definitely the case with this one.

preschooler exploring whether objects sink or float
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Thanks so much for visiting. See ya next week!

collage of sink or float images with text: Preschool Sink or Float STEAM