Sunday, May 20, 2012

AND a Pirate Says "ARRRRR"

So, the other morning.... as I was making breakfast, I only heard bits and pieces of a conversation that was going on in the toy room. I was a little concerned, as at first.... it sounded like someone was saying "pile of sh..." I was mistaken, obviously I need to have my hearing checked.... The children were having a delightful conversation about a pirate ship!  And well, it has been all pirates ever since.
Fortunately, we have a lot of props that are fantastic for our young aspiring pirates!
 Plenty of crowns for the pirate princesses.....
And hats, and wigs... etc. However, it was quickly brought to my attention that pirates only have one eye and that we needed some patches. So, I whipped up a couple of eye patches in a jiffy.... I took a piece of craft foam, cut it into shape, used a hole punch to make 2 holes and attached 2 lengths of ribbon.... and viola! Instant eye patches!
It was also brought to my attention that pirates need parrots..... 
So, off to sail the seas in search of the parrot island....... Land Ho! 
We found our parrots and settled in for a story....
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon

I'm sure we will be exploring more Pirate fun next week! 
(There might be a buried treasure in our future!)

Do you have any great pirate activities? I'd love to hear about them!

AND.... Don't forget..... 

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