Chalk Pirate Flags

For this pirate theme we have been doing the Build Up Summer Learning Week 1 Pirate. We have loved doing pirates this summer and loved several of the books. Pirates are a theme I think do well for boys and girls.

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We had a hard time picking a book this month. There was so many to choose from. What the girls ended up picking for the book was Pirates (Magic Tree House Research Guide, paper). Yes we read the non fiction book for the series. It was lots of fun. The part they liked best was the flags. We talked about how pirates did not live a good life and things were not all glorious.

The part they picked out from the book was about how the flags were different when they said there was just one pirate flag. We decide we would make flags.

What you need for this activity: bowl with water, white chalk and black card stock. (You can use other black paper I just like how well card stock holds up when applying wet chalk to it.)

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First they dipped their chalk into the water. the reason is it paints differently wet than dry. This activity could be done with the water.

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Each started working on their own flag. They all picked something different they were doing.

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As we were going you did notice the difference between wet chalk and the dry chalk when they were coloring.

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Here are our completed Pirate Flags:

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Here are a few Pirate books we will be look at. Yes there are a few other books in here:

Check out the other fun pirate posts:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama

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Poppins Book Nook Pirate Plunder Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month we are partnering with Jennifer Altman an Usborne consultant to bring one lucky entrant a chance to win a copy of either the Pirate’s Handbook (recommended for 8 years old and up) or Pirate Stories for Little Children (recommended for ages under 8 years old) books. One of these books is sure to add to your pirate fun!

The winner will be randomly picked by Rafflecopter and will be notified by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom via email and posted here. Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside within the United States. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Prizes will be issued by Jennifer Altman who is an Usborne consultant. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found here. Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Don’t forget to link up your pirate activities!

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Activities for Kids: All Things Underwater

Have your kids said the dreaded word yet this summer? You know the one I am thinking of….. I am bored?

As a homeschool mom, activities for kids that encourage creativity, learning and skill building are so important to me!

Here is a collection of crafts and activities that will get kids using their brain, their hands and encourage using their imagination.  They will learn along the way while having fun. Isn’t that the best way to learn?


Activities for Kids: All Things Underwater 

  1. Letter of the Week Craft for Preschoolers (J is for Jellyfish)- when I think of the ocean one of the first things I think of is a jellyfish!
  2. Jellyfish Do a Dot Printable- find all of the letter J’s (big and small)!
  3. Letter of the Week Craft for Preschoolers (O is for Octopus)- kids love this one because they get to use Cheerios in the craft and eat a few while they learn all about the letter O!
  4. Octopus Snack- make an octopus for lunch or a snack (using hot dogs)  and talk all about things that are underwater! Goes perfect with your craft too!
  5. Octopus Do a Dot Printable-  how many letter O’s can you find? Mark them with a Do a Dot Marker!
  6. Letter of the Week Craft for Preschoolers (U is for Underwater)- this activity is perfect when you’re learning the letter U. The craft uses minimal supplies (glue, construction paper, scissors and wiggly eyes) and helps your preschooler learn the letter U!
  7. Underwater Do a Dot Printable- grab those Do a Dot Markers and find all of the big U’s and little u’s. 
  8. Kid Color Pages- all things under the sea. Color the sea creatures and trace words like shark, jellyfish, blue whale and more!
  9. Handwriting Practice for Kids (Ocean Theme)- practice writing stories, vocabulary words, writing your name and more with these underwater themed printables!
  10. 15 Water Play Ideas- bring the beach to you! Here are 15 ways to play with water outside the next time your little one says they are bored!

For more educational ideas and activities for kids, hop over and check out all of the fun ideas at Crystal & Co!


Swing by and check out Crystal, a Dallas Mom Blogger, who runs the mommy resource and solution site Crystal & Co.! She loves to share activities for kids, teach busy families how to meal plan and share real easy recipes. She is a fast-paced mom of all boys, five to be exact (including twins), who is in the trenches of homeschooling. Are you tired yet?

If you have read this and still looking for more ocean activities check out all those on 3 Dinosaurs!

Cassie –

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Free SHARK Themed ABC and Number Wall Cards

This months printables at Free Homeschool Deals is some Shark ABC and Number Cards! These are perfect for Shark Week that is coming up in August!

You are going to find 10 different sharks on the cards. These are fun for any shark lovers in your house! We are so excite about using them this year.

Don’t forget to check out the Mini Shark Pack! This is a fun pack for those shark lovers out there and perfect for when Shark Week comes in August!

Mini Shark Pack

Other books and other items we plan on using with this pack:

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