We have been having lots of fun learning all about pirates and seasides.
We built a giant pirate ship using our new blocks outside…
We turned our open-ended role-play area into a pirate ship. We added a wheel, hats, fabric for the flags and the water, tubes became telescopes and boxes became treasure chests!
We played lots of pirate board games (check out our post here)
And even made up our own games…
We made up poems about the seaside (check out our post here)
We had lots of fun with the shells and moon sand. Moon sand looks just like real sand but it easier to mould. Recipe … 4 cups of wholemeal flour, half a cup of baby oil. You can use any oil. More oil will make it more like wet sand and less will make it more powdery.
We made pirate obstacle courses outside to find the treasure and walk the plank. We had to follow instructions and listen to the positions moving under, over, round and through.
How can you continue learning at home?
- Play or make your own board games
- Make your own moon sand (recipe above) or use play sand, add buckets, numbers, cutters, spades, diggers, cars or whatever your child is interested in
- Make your own obstacle course in the garden, try going down the slide, over the grass, round the tree etc.
- Use scraps of fabric and empty boxes to make your own pirate ship – a pillowcase makes a great flag, tubes for telescopes and almost anything sparkley can be ‘treasure’!