This week I’m starting my Learn N Play Pirate Series
So, today, after my friend left me with a muddled brain of ideas I really wasn’t sure what to talk about for learn and play. So, I sat at my computer using Publisher to work on some charts, and thought about how nice it was outside today. Especially after all that cold and rain that we got the past couple days.
So, with Learn N Play in mind, and fun time with my buggies, I decided to play a pirate game…
I made a map, and filled their little toy treasure with gold doubloons, a magic fairy wand, a magic princess amulet, magic buccaneer whistle.
Then, from the docked ship, we entered into mermaid cove. We had to find the correct path. We started with white rocks, then had to choose between the yellow, blue, or red rock path that led to the next patch of land. I drew these in my driveway with chalk. And our ship was our front porch stairs. After they solved the problem, the lead problem solver collected 3 gold doubloons for their effort.
Then, from there, they had to travel to and through turtle cave. The next problem solver leader, showed us how to get through turtle cave. For her efforts, she also collected 3 gold doubloons. For turtle cave, I tipped two outside chairs on end, and topped it with our sandbox cover, which they had to climb under.
The last problem to solve, was slippery slope. So, we ventured off and had to figure out how to get down from slippery slope. Our problem solver leader, also collected 3 gold doubloons for their effort. Our slippery slope was our slide.
Afterwards, they found the treasure and each got a piece to keep. We had so much fun doing this, and it led to many other ideas. Like turning the amulet into an actual amulet instead of the dollar store party favor gold medals. This is also a fun activity that you can make to fit the different ages of your buggies.
Next week we will have a pirate project to help us learn even more.