On the 19th September, it is Annual Talk Like a Pirate day so this week for our Virtual Book Club for Kids we have decided to have fun with the theme of pirates. It’s such a fun theme to explore with your preschoolers so “Ahoy me mateys!” Let’s have fun this week with our 5 Fantastic Pirate Activities and pick up our featured book “How I became a Pirate” by Melinda Long or one of our Pirate Books for Kids for our Pirate Week for Preschoolers.
Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
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Pirate and How I Became a Pirate Themed Activities for Preschoolers
We have picked 5 easy activities based on this theme. Pick the one that appeals to you the most, try a few or if you are looking for more structure for your days then check out our weekly suggested schedule and plan to try all 5.
Pirate Imaginative Play for the book How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
For our play activity this week we are making pirate boats. We’ve found 2 different versions one for those that like getting crafty and the other for a quicker and less messy version. The creative one is a Cardboard Box Boat and the less messy a Laundry Basket Boat.
If you do this activity we would love to see your kids doing it – don’t forget to share either in our Facebook Group or over on Instagram tagging us with @virtualbookclubforkids.
Alphabet Activity for Pirate Week
We’re going on a treasure hunt for our alphabet activity this week.
Depending on where your child is learning their alphabet you may want to focus on specific areas of letters. Younger children may just want to dig for the letters in their name similar to the sensory play activity from our Name Week. Those that are learning letters could match as the activity suggests.
And those with more knowledge why not give them lower case but match up the upper case or ask to sort into vowels and consonants. There are lots of different possibilities jump into our group and ask if you are looking for more ideas on how to adapt this to your child.
Math Activity for the Theme of Pirates
We’re going to make our own pirate math activity and use it for counting, sorting or posting. This is simple to make and if you haven’t got a wipes container then an egg carton or similar flip top box would work just as well.
Find out how to make your own treasure chest for math and count your gold coins into it. Not got any gold coins then why not paint some stones gold and use them instead as gold nuggets.
Pirate Themed Science Activity
A pirate ship needs to float when it’s empty of treasure as well as when it’s full.
Instead of a recipe this week we’ve got a little science challenge for your preschoolers to try. Can they fill their pirate boats with treasure and keep them afloat?
Join them in the challenge and see who can keep the pirate boats afloat with the most treasure.
Art Activity for the Pirate Theme and How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
Every pirate needs a parrot so for our Art & Craft activity for pirate week we are Making our own Parrot out of a Paper Cup.
Pirate Books for Preschoolers
If you wish to add a few more books to your reading this week with your child then check out our 3 other book suggestions around the Pirate Theme this week.
Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by James Dean
Shiver me Letters A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
Pirate Books for ALL ages of Kids
We love Pirates so much that we have created a complete book list from simple pirate books for toddlers all the way through to classic books that you and your children can read together as they grow older. Check out our recommendations for Pirate Books for Kids.
Even more Pirate Activities for Preschoolers
Looking for more inspiration for pirate themed activities for your preschooler then check out our pirate activities on pinterest for more ideas for having fun, reading, playing, creating and learning on this week’s preschool theme.
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