Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pirate Camp...Yo Ho Ho

My mom, a teacher, watches the boys in the summer. Last week they enjoyed her creativity with a week long pirate camp. I think it just might have been the highlight of their summer. Pirate camp involved costumes, games, books, activities, and crafts. It was an imagination filled week where they were whisked back into the time of the pirates. Ahoy matey!

My oldest wore a pirate costume for the majority of the week. We had picked it up on sale last year after Halloween for next to nothing.

My mom created this huge pirate ship out of cardboard boxes. This DIY pirate ship had a simple design with some port holes and a skull and bones flag. She used a plastic paper plate holder as the steering wheel. Note the anchor below drawn on the side of the ship. The ship was a huge success. We had to tell them it floated away on an adventure because they were so upset to see it gone at the end of the week.

My youngest was involved in the fun as well. An old box was transformed into a treasure chest with a little help from some gold paint and black electrical tape. My mom found this website to be the most useful for activities and crafts: They have exceptional printables, math games, reading activities, and crafts for all ages of children to enjoy.

Here he is mopping the deck with his parrot. This great craft can be found at

A crumbled up piece of brown paper with paths and markings inside and outside the house served as a treasure map. He completed about three treasure hunts throughout the week and found some pirate gold and golden necklaces. He was very excited about his pirate "booty" and giggled at the double meaning of the word. Aarrgh!

Parties I linked to:
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  1. What an awesome Mom you have! Pirate camp sounds like a blast.
    I have a fun rosette headband giveaway going on this week--you should come and enter!

  2. Amazing "party" SO fun and creative!! Love the pages too!! All in the details! Love it!

    Thanks for linking up to “Help a Momma Out Tuesdays” on our blog!! We appreciate it and hope to see more of you at our future parties! :)


  3. My little man is soooo into pirates right now. Love how you took the box and made a huge boat. I may steal some of your ideas to create a pirate birthday party.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I have a Pirate Party board on Pinterest so I will head to that printable link next.

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella


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