Set Sail With a Little Pirate Study

With the arrival of a new week comes a new letter from the#ABC123Challenge run by Karen from Two Tiny Hands. Following on from our little study on the (o is for) ocean last week we decided that it would be wonderful to look at who used the sea i.e. pirates which starts with the letter 'p'. 
Set Sail With a Little Pirate Study


Our adventure began with the introduction of some books on pirates. We have a few from Usborne and have added one called The Night Pirates

The Night Sky 

Set Sail With a Little Pirate Study

Much of the action in The Night Pirates. takes place under the night sky so it was lovely to revisit a post we did right at the beginning of the #ABC123Challenge on astronomy. Here we applied yellow paint to a shape cutter and applied it to black paper to make a night sky.

Pirate Float or Sink Exercise

Set Sail With a Little Pirate Study

We then decided to have some fun building a Lego pirate boat. As the girls had so much fun recently at the London Science Museum with water I decided that we would have a little water play in our sink upstairs. We picked up things in the bathroom and guessed whether they were going to float or sink before placing them in the water. Many of the things we chose floated even the Lego pirate boat. You could alternatively try this experiment outside in a paddling pool. 

A Pirate Sword Creation

Of course every little pirate needs to be equipped with their own little sword for fighting with. So we decided to grab some paint, cardboard, scissors and double sided tape and create one. 

Set Sail With a Little Pirate Study

So there we have it I hope you enjoyed setting sail with us this week. If you have done any activities inspired by pirates or read any great books on them then do leave us a message below all about it. We love reading all your messages.


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  1. We love the sink or float game - my son finds it so fascinating! Even when he was a baby he loved pushing things under the water and watching them pop back up. We're planning to get our paddling pool out this week too, so we'll have to try it there! #bigpinklink

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  2. These are super cute books, my nephew loves pirates! #bigpinklink

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  3. The painting with the cookie cutter looks lovely :)

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  4. We love the book ‘Pirates love underpants’ in this house. It’s a classic

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  5. Love the way you have linked play and stories! We obviously need a pirate ship! #KLTR

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  6. It looks like you have been having a lot of fun....I love the Lego pirate boat. So cute x #MMBC

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  7. Super cute ideas! Pirates are so much fun! #familyfun

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  8. We have read the stories of pirates book and we used to have a pirate book with fun activities and ideas that the boys enjoyed when they were younger. Your pirate floats and sink activity look like lots of fun. #FamilyFun

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  9. Oh wow these look like great activities to do with the little ones! My daughter loves books so anything to keep that spark alive for as long as possible is a fab idea #itsok

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  10. How have I never played the float or sink game in the bath with my kids?! Trying this one out tonight! #ItsOk

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  11. Oh I love this challenge. My son would have loved your pirate themed ideas/ activities! #DreamTeam

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  12. What brilliant ways to bring some learning and some fun together! Mine is a bit too young for this kind of stuff just yet, but definitely going to be thinking of themed activities in a year or two!
    #BloggerPinParty

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  13. We love the night pirates. Good night pirate is anothrr you might like. Love the activities too. Sink or float is always a winner. #kltr

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  14. Ah what a great idea. It looks such fun for the kids, I wish I was a bit more creative in this department! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

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  15. My kids loved bath toys when they were smaller. There are so many things that you can do to keep kids active when they are small. Some great ideas that you have here #itsok

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  16. Back from #itsok #fortheloveofblog

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  17. That looks like fun. We like the float or sink game too! And I love the sword :)

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

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  18. I don't think we have ever read the night pirates. What a lovely set of activities to introduce this topic to little ones. Especially loving that nights sky, what a clever idea :-) Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam xx

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  19. We have a lot of pirate action in our house, but those activities look great fun! I'm especially looking forward to trying out the printing with my daughter #kidsandkreativity

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  20. This is a great idea. We love sink or float activities. #KidsandKreativity

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  21. That looks so fun, can’t wait until my little one is old enough for more of these. :) #itsok

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  22. Little Man has done lots of sea and pirate themed stuff at school this year and we made a pirate ship, they love the theme don't they?! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales.

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  23. Such lovely activities here, I love how they're all themed around pirates. Aarrr. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG

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  24. Oh some great creative ideas, love theme. I think my children would enjoy making a pirate boat too - one for half term I think! #KLTR

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  25. My little boy loves pirates, and keeps wanting to make LEGO botas- so maybe we should try your sink or float game idea! Thanks for joining up with #KidsandKreativity, hope you come back next time x

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  26. We love pirate stories and the Jolley Rogers books by Jonny Duddle are our favourites .
    We quite often play a game that my 2yo invented where we sit on a bed or a sofa and pretend it's a pirate ship - We have to avoid sharks, look for treasure and occasionally someone will walk the plank, it's great fun and brilliant to hear my kids imaginations running wild
    #KLTR

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