Does it float?
August 27, 2009
Most young children are naturally curious and one of the things they may ask repeatedly is "Does it float?"
In fact, some adults are still fascinated by this question. This is highlighted by the fact that late-night talk show host David Letterman has a sketch aptly called Will it Float?
However, this can also be a fun activity for a children's party, especially in the summer since water will be involved.
First, make sure to do this activity outside, since it's almost a guarantee that water will be splashed around when various items are dropped into the bucket or container of water. Ideally, a plastic storage container may work best since it is big enough for everyone to get a view of what's happening.
Next pick some items to toss into the water. It's good to pick some things that, on a first impression, may or may not float. Be sure to ask the guests if they think the item will float. If you want, you can have them write their answers down and the person who has the most correct guesses can get a prize at the end.