Pirates Ahoy! Lets make a treasure map!

BBis pirate obsessed. OBSESSED!. His hero is actually Captain Hook, and according to Noah, Peter Pan is naughty because he goes onto Captain Hooks ship without asking.

We wear our Pirate outfit everyday and if it gets filthy, I have to wash and dry it overnight so it is not missed. Thank goodness his Godmother brought him pirate PJ’s or else I think he would sleep in his outfit if he could.

We have to make pirate ships, have sword fights, and find treasure all the time. Last week BBsuddenly realised that the flaw in the plan of his treasure hunting was no map.

‘Aha me matey,’ I say. ‘Shall we make one?’

So we did.

I drew a map island shape onto a piece of paper.

I added on that it’s was Noah’s map and we practiced spelling his name.

I got him to add to some colour to his map, and he decided to draw an X to mark the spot.

I found some Pirate stickers in a book of stickers he got for Christmas, and we added the treasure, a compass, a skull and some pirates!

We then decided to make it look old.

Firstly I burned the edges of the paper (and used this as an opportunity to explain to BBthe dangers of fire and burning and that this is an Adult ONLY part!) and then we paint the paper with a teabag to stain it.

Leave it to dry and roll it up and ties with a ribbon (or treasure band as BBcalled it).

Dress as a pirate and all is complete!

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February 6, 2021 at 6:52 am
What a great pirate he makes too.

February 6, 2021 at 9:39 pm
He likes to think so! He want to be Captain Hook!

February 6, 2021 at 11:17 am
This is great! I still do treasure hunts in the house with my older kids, we use clues on cards – they start with one card – when they know the answer to the clue they will find the next card and so on until they find the treasure. Kids never grow out of treasure hunts!

February 6, 2021 at 9:39 pm
I can’t wait for noah to be able to read cards.That would be such a good idea. I still love a treasure hunt!

would like to be a yummy mummy
February 6, 2021 at 8:48 pm
Aaahhh that is brilliant. Poppy would love a pirates dress and would love to make a map xx

February 6, 2021 at 9:34 pm
She would make a very pretty pirate! Enjoy making one,it is so easy. x

February 7, 2021 at 1:42 am
Wow ! Good idea, try to do it !

February 9, 2021 at 9:44 pm
Please do. It was an impromptu moment but it turned out ok!

February 7, 2021 at 11:05 am
That’s brilliant, looks like he’s having a fantastic time! Logging this for The Boy’s pirate birthday party in the future!

February 9, 2021 at 9:43 pm
Oh yes, we are having a pirate themed party too! Your June as well aren’t you…we should come up with ideas together! x

Emma @mummymummymum
February 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm
I do love a good treasure map! xx

February 15, 2021 at 8:05 pm
And a treasure hunt! x

February 13, 2021 at 10:11 am
Awesome! I have been playing a lot of pirates with my little chum recently – we will have to make this next time he comes to visit!

February 15, 2021 at 8:04 pm
Fab! You could end up making a real themed party!

February 13, 2021 at 9:05 pm
Love it! My toddler might be a bit young to fully understand the concept but I think that he would love making a map, thanks for sharing.

February 15, 2021 at 8:04 pm
One to put in the save for later bank! x

February 14, 2021 at 2:53 pm
What fun! The treasure map came out great & your little pirate is so cute!! Thanks for linking up with TGIF – have a GREAT week =-)

February 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm
Thanks! Pirate obsessed. He was chuffed with it!

February 15, 2021 at 1:22 am
We did something similar for Valentine’s Day…a cupids treasure hunt! Would you please link up for Fun Stuff Fridays?

February 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm
I shall, thank you!

The Nottingham Baby Fayre
February 15, 2021 at 10:59 pm
Brilliant!!! Thankyou for this post. Guess what we will be doing tomorrow!!! Willl link this up to my blog if that’s ok?

February 16, 2021 at 11:31 pm
I absolutely love this simple activity… he looked like he had such a blast with it!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. Hope to see you again this week.