Thursday, July 01, 2010

Pirate Week

To kick off the summer we had Pirate Week. 
Besides playing in the pool and sprinkler, there was an obstacle course to find chalk to draw on the "secret cave."

Clues to find "buried treasure" (granola bars for snack).  And another day buried pennies--they're still finding them. :)

And a dance party on the deck.

Later in the week we also had a "Pirate Pow-Wow."  Thought that talking about and drawing out our house rules together might help them stick. :)
No pushing. No grabbing toys.
Instead, give hugs or back rubs.  Say encouraging and kind words.  Share toys. 

One new rule: Asking permission before you enter some else's room.

While I was folding laundry one day, they watched Veggie Tales: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.  They were a little scared and so they held hands for most of the movie.  (This is a spy shot.)

And we ended the week with a mini-marshmallow treasure trail that ended with 2 new books. :)

Really liked Pirate Week. :)


  1. Love the picture of them holding hands! So sweet!

  2. I love all these creative ideas for fun weeks!

  3. thanks for sharing your booty with us (noah is still talking about your treasure:)