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.
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.)
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.
Each started working on their own flag. They all picked something different they were doing.
As we were going you did notice the difference between wet chalk and the dry chalk when they were coloring.
Here are our completed Pirate Flags:
Here are a few Pirate books we will be look at. Yes there are a few other books in here:
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