As mentioned in the Poem Boxes post, A has been interested in pirates of late. He had a pirate themed birthday and I thought we should share some of the things we made and played as part of the celebrations over the next few weeks. Here is a general over view of some things we did.
Paper boats. S made about 30 of these over a week, perfecting his folding skills and exploring the paper – what happened if he started folding the paper with the reverse side foremost?
Here is the result!
We also used tinfoil, a paper cup and some scissors to make a hook.
By rolling a length of foil.
Carefully cutting a hole in the base of the cup.
And inserting the foil into the end of the cup, shaping the end into a hook.
A formidable crew!
The birthday table was covered in a white paper cloth which we turned into a treasure map by adding our paper boats, shells, stones and crabs.
We then used felt pens to draw treasure map markings, trails and ‘x’ to mark the spot!
“A sea monster and “x” marks the spot” says A!
Here is some of the pirate themed food we ate – a fruit galleon, a treasure filled cake, “rum” and maggot-ridden ship’s biscuits.
It was a brilliant celebration!