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Cork Race

In this water activity, your toddler can try to win the cork blowing contest.
By: Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

Cork Race

You will need one of each of the following items for each player. Many toddlers haven't yet mastered the skill of blowing through a straw, so you may want to save this idea for when your child is a little older.


  • Cork
  • 9-inch by 13-inch baking pans
  • Straw


  1. Fill each baking pan with water and place the pans on a table or on the floor.
  2. Give each player a cork and a straw.
  3. The winner is the first one to blow her cork from one side of the pan to the other.

© 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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