Tharr Be Treasure!

Tharr Be Treasure!
Photo by: Markus Spiske from Unsplash

Take an adventure on the high seas and be a pirate for a day or two! Here are some fun ideas to get the imagination engine running and your explorations started.

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Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map
Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map

We Are the Pirates


The Pirate Song (When I Was One)


Over the Deep Blue Sea


  • Go on a reversed Treasure Hunt by leaving the decorated rocks around your neighborhood
  • Walk the Plank! Practice those balancing skills and get to walking! Using painter’s tape (for younger kids) or a plank of wood, have children use their muscles and walk across. Surround them with pretend water (blue sheets, tablecloth or blankets) filled with stuffed or plastic sea creatures.
  • Pirate Dress Up
    • Pirate inspired clothing
    • necklaces
    • gold coins
    • maps
    • telescopes
Bins with gems, scoops, (sunken) boats, pirate figures, sand
Sort, count, weigh gems using a math scale

“Exploding” Treasure Chests


Crystal Growing Science Kit


Sink or Float – build your own rafts or boats using materials found around the house and/or outside. See which once hold up and float on the water and which ones sink to the bottom of the sea.

For more fun ideas and resources, check out my Thaar Be Treasure board on Pinterest and Idea List on Amazon

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