We introduced the theme with a song called “I want to be a Pirate”, read a story called “Dora’s Pirate Adventure”. We talked about pirate ships, gold, treasure, walking the plank and what pirates wear.
Monday- stamped with circle sponges on brown paper to make gold coins on treasure chest
Tuesday- Telescopes- glued orange glitter on black long tube
Wednesday- Pirate Hats- used sponges w/ white paint and glued on pirate skull
Thursday- Pirate Ship- painted boat brown and glued on flag
Friday- Pirate- Glue hat, eyes, patch & mustache
We practice sorting pirate hats by size, small/med/large by stacking on top of each other, we practiced counting coins by placing them in treasure boxes, magnet numbers and cookie sheets to post and name number if recognized-great number visual exposure experiences, and Friday, we will practice more counting by counting the flags w/ containers.
The children worked their fingers to strengthen by pressing coins into play-dough to make impressions, roll the dough and squeeze in between hands, we stacked various size pirate cups to balance using eye-hand coordination, pom-poms with tongs and egg cartons to practice working tongs open/close, the children used small colored foam blocks to build/stack and balance to make their own creation and Friday, we will practice lacing with pirate lacing cards with shoe strings and pipe cleaners to practice with both grips.
Sand, gems, gold coins, treasure boxes and scoops
Walked the Plank-[ balance beam]
We’re going on a treasure hunt
Taste apple cider
Make apple pie- per children’s request
Thursday-We explored 3 different squash[spaghetti, acorn and butternut] we ate it at snack time