With Talk Like a Pirate Day happening each September 19, I thought it would be fun to have an X Marks the Spot Pirate Map Activity. Princess was more then willing to make a treasure map and dress in her pirate costume to lead Big Red and Lil’ Red all over the yard for a pirate adventure!
We started off with brown packaging paper that comes in our many Amazon review deliveries. Princess then took time to recreate the backyard and the house on two separate maps. She used skinny markers to draw the various landmarks of the backyard such as the picnic table, playhouse, and large maple tree.
Then she tore some of the paper into smaller pieces to create the clues. She hid the clues and marked the map accordingly. She showed such enthusiasm as she lead her brothers around the yard and helped them find the clues. She read each clue and helped them find the next clue UNTIL the treasure was found: some pieces of candy!
We also found a few books that talk about pirates that we own:
This post is part of the A-Z Pretend Play series by Nicola from Crafty Kids at Home.
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