Event planning form from my Instructional Coaching MegaPack
I downloaded How I Became a Pirate to play in the background while the kids were working on their snack.
At the front door, our librarian handed out books to our kids!
This was the Treasure Map station: a fun word family game. Kids made the pieces by cutting them out of yardstick and then put them in a paper bag. The kids and parents took turns drawing cards to fill up their treasure maps!
Kids made paper pirate hats and hooks, too. The hooks were so cute! It's so funny how many kids will walk around with all their crafts on!
Kids and parents read these fun pirate partner plays with their hats and hooks on!
This station was a huge hit: Digging for Buried Treasure. I took two plastic wading pools and had some helpers fill them with balled-up butcher paper in yellow and brown (to represent sand).
Then I copied these gems and coins on cardstock and mixed them up in the paper balls.
Teachers read a card with a prefix (at the big kids station) or a rhyming word (at the little kids station) and kids dug through the pools to find the matching words!
At the last station, kids wrote adorable stories about how they became pirates and then they made a paper plate pirate!