This week, we are going to be doing a pirate unit. I think I am even more excited than the kids are because there are so many really fun activities I’ve found to do! To kick off the week, I made a special pirate themed muffin tin lunch and set up a pirate sensory bin.
In the trays: cantaloupe pirate ship, ring pop, sweet potato swords with pirate toothpick, Babybel cheese cut with the red part cut to look like a bandana and face drawn with edible markers, teriyaki salmon, gold coins (chocolate) set in a pirate muffin tin liner and a gummy crocodile for Miss O. because she is allergic to the coins.
The sensory bin included a pirate toob, a compass, eye patch, doubloons, and two little pirate puzzles. I also set a pirate hat beside the bin in case the kids wanted to get into character while playing.
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