22 September, 2015

Apple Sailboat- Autumn Activity

Apple Sailboat- Autumn Activity

Autumn and there’s abundance of apples everywhere so, I took Olivia to pick up some that are falling off trees for our apple sailboats.

apple sailboats

What you need:
Masking tape
Bucket of water or off to the river to let your boats sail away

How to make an apple sailboats:
Cut the apple into half, cut the skewers into your desired lengths and stick some masking tape around (half the length of the skewers) and stick it in the middle of the apple as ย your sail.

This time, you might have done your sailboats and you are more than welcome to join us to the river for some fun.

It’s was hours of fun at the river. ย I made lots of sailboats so we don’t have to worry if they sail away with the flow of the water. ย Olivia got too carried away until she took off her welly boots and let her feet soak in the water- completely forgot how cold the water was.

Before we left the river, I set up more sailboats to leave on theย river bank- hoping there will be kids to come and have their boats ready to sail away.

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  • @ChelsCoult3

    Wow I had never even heard of this, what a brilliant idea! Another reason why I love Autumn. Looks like you’s had great fun

    22 September, 2015 at 2:07 pm Reply
  • Shannel

    The water must be so cold this time of the year. But it didn’t stop you from having a wonderful time. I love the idea of making apple boats and I am sure the fish will have a yummy treat too. Hugs and lots of kisses!

    22 September, 2015 at 2:27 pm Reply
  • Leeshastarr

    These look pretty cool. I’d of never thought to make apple sailboats. Looks like fun!

    22 September, 2015 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • mirari

    it’s great with apples!!! we should try it too, because we’ve lots of apple trees in our garden. i love her tights!

    22 September, 2015 at 2:48 pm Reply
  • Let kids be kids

    What a fab idea. Such simple boats to make, but really effective for outdoor fun in the stream. Love it.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

    23 September, 2015 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Mommy's Little Princesses

    Oh this looks like great fun… Livi is super lucky to have such a fantastic mummy!xx

    23 September, 2015 at 7:09 pm Reply
  • Sara | mumturnedmom

    What a lovely idea! And, I love your photos, what fun, wet tights and all ๐Ÿ™‚

    23 September, 2015 at 11:39 pm Reply
  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    What gorgeous photos Melody; Olivia looks like she is having so much fun and I especially love the photo of her splashing in the water. Such a nice simple idea for a fun activity – I will definitely have to remember this one to try with the girls ๐Ÿ™‚

    24 September, 2015 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    This is a fab idea! I’d never thought of using apples as sailing boats, they work so well and your daughter is having a complete ball! Gorgeous pictures of the fun you can have with little boats and water. Love that she decided to take off her wellies and go into the water in her tights, I hope the cold water wasn’t too much of a shock?!
    Thanks so much to linking up to #Whatevertheweather ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    24 September, 2015 at 7:44 pm Reply
  • Coombe Mill

    Gorgeous photos as always and having seen a photo of this on instagram I was keen to try it myself, we took apples to the river and just like Olivia the children loved watching them float away. We just used sticks and leaves for the sails and a couple of feathers in some too. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your gorgeous photos on Country Kids.

    25 September, 2015 at 11:53 pm Reply
  • Sherry

    I had never heard of this before, such an original idea! I think I may have to use it #CountryKids

    26 September, 2015 at 1:29 am Reply
  • happyhomebird

    Adorable pictures, really sweet idea. Love it when the apples start to fall, we have a little orchard close by and it’s great going and collecting them.

    26 September, 2015 at 9:05 am Reply
  • Dean B

    Looks like fun! Although I have a feeling that if we did that, our dog wouldn’t think twice about running after that apple! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your daughter is adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚ #countrykids.

    26 September, 2015 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Wave to Mummy

    This looks like such good fun! I used to make little sailboats for this purpose from tree bark, but I can imagine an apple would float better ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, I bet the water was freezing! #countrykids

    26 September, 2015 at 7:31 pm Reply
  • Emma T

    What a lovely idea, how nice must it be to see apples bobbing along a river.

    26 September, 2015 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • Mudpie Fridays

    Lovely photos we normally make ours out of corks – will have to try apples instead ๐Ÿ˜‰ thank you for the idea. #whatevertheweather

    27 September, 2015 at 8:30 am Reply
  • Chloe

    This is such a beautiful idea and so creative! We’re definitely trying this. It sounds like so much fun. Your pictures are so beautiful. It looks like such a wonderful day. I love the muddy tights haha. I’m guessing she gave up on the wellies. I hope some other little ones found the spare boats. Thank you for the inspiration, I can’t wait to try this.Thank you so much for linking up to #whatevertheweather x

    27 September, 2015 at 7:26 pm Reply
  • Catavich

    I LOVE this idea! Definitely going to give it a go, I wonder if they could be used like poohsticks and raced? #whatevertheweather #wildchildhood

    30 September, 2015 at 8:21 am Reply
  • Sarah

    Stunning little lady you have! This is something I will have to try with my kids too. Sarah x

    30 September, 2015 at 12:52 pm Reply
  • Jenni

    What a lovely idea! Beautiful photos. My son loves water so I think we’ll be doing this ๐Ÿ™‚

    3 October, 2015 at 12:27 pm Reply
  • Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

    I love your Apple Sail boats. So simple and magical. I think Ethan will love this idea. ๐Ÿ™‚ #Whatevertheweather

    5 October, 2015 at 9:04 pm Reply
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