30+ pirate activities: games, crafts, food & costumes

Shiver me timbers, have I got some fabulous pirate activities for you! With ideas from Nurturestore and a crew of kid bloggers from around the seven seas, here are over thirty five ideas you can use with your little pirates. There’s everything for some pirate-theme play and learning – pretend play, food, dressing up, story telling, sensory tubs, writing, action games and more. Click each link to to find out more and enjoy some fun pirate activities with your kids.

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5 reasons speech bubbles are great for learning to read and write

We’ve hit on a winning combination this week and discovered a super fun way to encourage lots of reading and writing. Here’s how we’re using speech bubbles to bring giggles to learning to read and write.

 

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7 kids games with chalk :: Simple Play

Today’s topic in our Simple Play :: complex learning series focuses on playing with chalk. Read on for my favourite ways to use chalk, with ideas for art, games, math, literacy, action games and puppets.
kids games with chalk

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Resolutions with kids :: Word of the Year

Are you making resolutions with your children this new year? I love the energy that crackles at this time of year. All the hopes and dreams and possibilities. By nature I’m a planner and a list maker so I love to start the new year with a resolution of some kind. In the past we’ve made a wish tree and wishing wands but today we decided to try something different. Combining art with good intentions we created our Words of the Year..

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Christmas angel play dough

play dough angels

At this busy time of the year it’s great to have a sensory play idea on hand when giddy children need some relaxing play to bring a little calm amongst all the exciting festive fun.  My own little angels have been making play dough angels this week. It’s a lovely Christmas play idea to try, and you only need three ingredients.

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