Pirate Dress Up
- Make a paper pirate hat. You can use the link here and stop at #6.
- Pirates need an eye patch. I just used some black felt I had on hand, cut it into a patch shape, punched some holes in the sides and tied a long rubber band on each end.
- A paper towel tube can be a great spy glass.
- A church tie works for a belt
- And of course a shoe box, converted into a treasure box.
Pirate Adventures (with inspiration from this book!) … Michelle from A Little Tipsy shared a great afternoon centered around this book. See the original post here!
- Read How I Became a Pirate by David Shannon.
- Make rice krispy treat sand castles!
- Mix up a batch of Rice Krispies.
- Spray the table and kids hands with non-stick spray.
- Give the kids a lump of Rice Krispies and let them create a sand castle!
- Treasure Hunt Map
- Draw a simple map of your backyard or inside the house on a brown grocery bag. Crumble it up, then roll it up and tie.
- Let the kids follow the map to the treasure. Have them complete tasks along the way.
- TASK 1: Sail a cardboard boat from one point to the next.
- TASK 2: walk the plank (balance across a long board on the ground)
- TASK 3: peg leg race (tie your legs together like a 3-legged race)
- TASK 4: find a large red x-marks-the-spot and their treasure!
I love the treasure Michelle made! A little treasure chest full of Reese’s Pieces and a sword made from paint sticks.
snack idea: bury their snack in the treasure box and hide it somewhere. A map to their snack with X-marks-the-spot would make you the best mom around