What is a pirate’s favorite food? Fish and ships!
To finish off this series of learning activities, pirates are going to look for treasure in the kitchen. Just in case they need some food for long trips here is a snack idea: a few chocolate ships, oops, chocolate chips, unsweetened cereal like cheerios, raisins, sunflower seeds, cranberries, chopped nuts can be used if allergies aren’t an issue, and swimming in all of this some fishy crackers. A little container of Pirate Mix is a nutritious snack. Helping make their own snacks encourages kids to be responsible for themselves, a significant self skill.
Here’s another idea: pirate fruit swords. The swords are kebob skewers. Cut some fruit into chunks and put it on a plate. Bananas, grapes, watermelon, orange sections. pineapple and apple pieces, and strawberries will work. Although it’s more fun to run the fruit thru with the skewer it’s safer to carefully put the sections onto it. Try making a pattern with the fruit pieces, banana, orange, grape, banana, orange, grape, etc. Patterning is a basic skill that comes up in language, math, music, and more. Along with rhyming and word sounds it’s one that requires lots of repetition. When washing dishes, first wash a spoon, then a fork, then a spoon, then a fork. Sorting the laundry can be pattern practice, too. This goes in the dark pile, this goes in the light pile, dark, light, etc. When pirates walk that makes a pattern, too. Left foot, peg leg, left foot, peg leg. What would the pattern be if the pirate has only a right foot? Right foot, peg, leg, right foot, peg leg. Right to 123kindergarten! Have you enjoyed this pirate series of learning ideas?