Saturday, January 9, 2010

Art Activity: Pirate Necklaces

We gave the children beads and pirate themed medallions to use to make necklaces.

Science Activity: Cannon Ball Splash

We gave the children 4 different sized balls, and a container of water. The children first predicted which ball they thought would make the biggest splash. Next they dropped the balls into the container of water to see which would make the biggest splash.

Art Activity: Pirate Story Drawings

This activity was a combination of art and language. First the children glued a picture of themselves dressed as a pirate to their paper, and then made a drawing around their picture. Next, they dictated a story to the teachers about their artwork.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Art Activity: Spy Glasses

On this day the children made spyglasses using cardboard paper towel tubes. They decorated their spyglasses with pirate themed stickers.

Cooking Activity: Hardtack

For this cooking activity, the children made Hardtack, a bread often eaten by sailors and pirates. The children poured bisquick and milk into a mixing bowl. The stirred the mixture and them rolled out their hardtack biscuits.

Math Activity: Treasure Counting

We had the children counting treasures for this math activity. We gave the children numbered cups, gold coins, and glass gems. The children touch counted out the correct number of coins or gems to go in each cup.

Art Activity: Treasure Mosaics

For this activity we gave the children playdough and glass gems. The children smashed the playdough down flat like a pancake, and then pressed the gems into the playdough to make a mosaic.