After lots of ‘walking the plank’ games outdoors & some spontaneous pirate-map-making, I thought the children would enjoy a few pirates visiting Nursery.
Here are a few of the things we have experienced…
Treasure & matching cards…
Pirates & Princesses in the Small World
‘Storing’ the Treasure
– well, threading it onto cocktail sticks 😉
A tricky task, but they enjoyed it!
Treasure Map ‘Tracing’ with Stickers
Peeling stickers is great for fine motor skills. They absolutely loved this!
Counting & Sorting
Weighing the Treasure
Dough, coins, beads, jewels, feathers, swords (cocktail sticks) & pirates!
Pirates in the Water Tray
A tray full of shells with a boat & some pirates. I also added some numbered corks…
Mark Making with ‘Parrot’ Feathers
I provided my pattern cards (downloadable from this post) to inspire some early handwriting ideas…
Mirror Box Treasures
This is the larger of my simple mirror box (yes, I have two – greedy!). I put some agate slices & gem stones in the basket to pattern with…
You can see how to make the mirror box here.
Panning for Gold
Gold pebbles, shells & small stones hidden in the sand, for the children to ‘fish’ out with gold scoops…
Simple materials provided for this…
Chalk and Water Treasure Maps
Creating and ‘hiding’ treasure maps with chalk and water was fun…
I made a simple gel bag with a piece of plastic, cheap hair gel (15p a pot from Tesco), sequins & stars…
Walking the Plank!
What a busy week! Am shattered & really ready for the holiday, but still 4 days to go until we break up…
Thanks for reading!
– Rachel (“,)