Pirate Swords make excellent props for pretend play and creating them is a great fine muscle motor exercise! Once everyone had made one, four of the six children announced, "I am Jake!" (from Jake and the Neverland Pirates), one girl declared, "I am Izzy!" and one little boy observed, "No one is Cubby!" Then we all joined forces to make a map and find our treasure that had been hidden by the nefarious Captain Hook! "P" is for "Pirate!"
You can make your own easy pirate swords too!
- cardboard cut in the shape of a sword (I used an old diaper box.)
- aluminum foil, torn in pieces about the size of a piece of paper
1. Give each child a sword and several pieces of aluminum foil.
2. Let them wrap their sword to make it nice and shiny!! They may need help poking a hole in and wrapping the handle. I didn't even use tape, though it is certainly an option!
Come back soon for our other "Letter P" activities!!
I may share at any of these parties!