Find the Treasure in this Pirate Sensory Bin4:00 AM
Arrrr....a Pirate Sensory Bin just in time for Talk like a Pirate Day me hearties!
When I decided to make a pirate sensory bin I kept coming back to pirate booty. Pirates are known for their booty, so I wanted to be sure to incorporate some without it being the entire bin. Instead I chose to create a beach effect with sand and water beads. I added the sand first and then filled the other half with blue and clear water beads. I added a couple trees, gold coins, and a little boat to finish it out.
In the sand I buried a little box full of gold (Hershey's) nuggets, so the bin become a miniature treasure hunt! I even drew an "X" over where I buried it to give the kids a hint!
Although my kids refused to talk like a pirate for me, they did don pirate gear to play with this sensory bin! I was amazed that they didn't immediately dig under the "X" in the sand! Everyone knows "X" marks the spot. Apparently everyone except my kids! Instead they thought it was great fun to sink the boat in water beads and flood the shore!
Finally they happened upon the box! They were thrilled with the booty they found! Of course it had to be abandoned until they were finished playing.
At this point it become more about sensory play then pirate play as they rolled water beads in sand and tried to build with the now damp sand.
Eventually their newly found treasure won out! Cleaning the floor was simple since we put down a tablecloth; I was most worried about getting the sand off the water beads! Luckily the water beads separated from the sand easily in water! After clean up everyone happily sampled some gold nuggets; even me!
Be sure to check out all the pirate fun in our Pirates Blog Hop on the following blogs!
Backyard Pirate Treasure Hunt (Map) - Umbrella Tree Cafe
Make Your Own Pirate Treasure - The Gingerbread House
DIY Pirate Vest & Patch - Play Dough & Popsicles
Toilet paper roll pirates - Just Another Mom
Set Sail with this DIY Pirate Boat - The Resourceful Mama
It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me - Study at Home Mama
Pirates Love Underpants Sensory Bin - Adventures of Adam
Free Pirate Play Dough Mats Numbers 1-10 - Life Over C's
Pirate Science: Fool’s Gold, Parrots and Shipwrecks! - Share it! Science News
Pirate Colouring Pages - In The Playroom
Pirate Books for Kids of All Ages - Superheroes and Teacups
Treasure Chest Craft - Messy Little Monster
How Did Pirates Navigate? How to Read a Map - Schooling a Monkey
Pirate Sensory Bin - Life with Moore Babies
Pirate Preschool Printable - Living Life and Learning
How to Make Some Great Pirate Flags - Witty Hoots
Perfect Parrot Masks for Pirate Day Fun - Peakle Pie
Pirate Perler Bead Patterns - Brain Power Boy
Going on a Pirate Treasure Hunt - Play & Learn Everyday
DIY Pirate Ship and Pirate Movie Night -CraftCreateCalm
Pirate Treasure Math Printables - Kidz Activities
Treasure Alphabet Match - The Kindergarten Connection
Make Your Own Pirate Map - My Little Poppies
Treasure Map Grid Activity - My Little Poppies
Make Your Own Map and Treasure Hunt - My Little Poppies
Pirate Puppet Craft -Sugar Aunts
Hidden Treasure Cupcakes - Emmy’s Mummy
Non Scary Pirate Books and Movies - Edventures with Kids
Gold Nuggets - Kelly’s Classroom
Fizzing Pirate Treasure Adventure - Preschool Powol PacketsCreate a FLOATING Pirate Ship! - Milk and Cuddles
Head over to Peakle Pie to check out even more pirate fun or add your own to the linky party!