Pirate Unit study

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For the next 1-2 weeks we are going to be setting sail with the pirates.  HSS has one of the best units I think they have ever put out on pirates! There is just SO much there!

Books

 

Roger, the Jolly Pirate

 

 

Little Badger, Terror of the Seven Seas (Badger Books)

Activities and Resources

*What is a pirate? A pirate is someone who commits an act of robbery while at sea

*the awesome pirate unit on HSS! (and lapbook, which we will be doing)

*here is a link with pirate word searches, pirate mazes and more

*Family Fun has a treasure map you can print and color, very cute!

*1-2 days we will spend learning about parrots, here is a parrot coloring page

*Pirate coloring pages, and more

*Here are some pirate crafts, isn’t this one cute? A pirate ship made out of a milk carton?

*Here is a pirate poem we may print, color and read

*Wouldn’t it be a lot of fun to make a pirate ship out of a big refrigerator box? I’ll have to see if I can call around and find one! You put it long ways and cut off the top part, you can also cut out oars out of the leftover cardboard. Make a sail from a pillowcase, and of course make a pirate flag! I’m sure the kids would have fun painting it too, maybe that would be a good outside project.

*Make an eyepatch with cardboard and a piece of elastic. Have the kids paint it black. After we make our patches, we will try a few different activities from around the house and see how much more difficult things are with only one eye!

*At some point Val and I will have to come up with some sort of treasure hunt complete with a treasure map and of course a treasure at the end!

*I got a large 100 piece floor puzzle of pirates at a school supply store and will pull that out this week for the kids! HERE is the link on amazon for it and below is a picture of it.

*Listen to Pirate Sea Chantries (there are links on the HSS unit)

*We will be learning and identifying the 7 Seas

*We will be making a compass for our lapbook and working on N, S, E, W.

*Somehow I would like to “rig” a plank for the kids to walk on…of course not up too high…but just to see what a plank was like. Any ideas?

*If you happen to be a member of abcteach there are really cute pirate paper bag puppets and parrot paper bag puppets! We will do at least one of these.

*Oh my goodness! You have to take a look at these CUTE pirate cupcakes from Cupcakes Take the Cake! I was searching around for a pirate cake, but they were all so elaborate…I came across these and we HAVE to make these!! SO CUTE!

Ahoy Matey! Clean Pirates

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