Monday, July 28, 2014

Ye Old Pirates

This month, the theme for Poppins Book Nook is Ye Old Pirates!

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom has complied a fantastic lapbook for this month's theme, which you can find here.

We have had lots of fun reading many pirate themed books over the last few weeks, and narrowed it down to two favourites. You can read about our pirate ship kitset here as we explored Giles Andreae's book Captain Flinn and The Pirate Dinosaurs. This book features pirates, dinosaurs, and sausages- Lucas' favourite things!

The other book that enthralled both boys and was so much fun to read was Capain Abdul's Little Treasure by Colin McNaughton. This book also featured sausages- obviously pirates enjoy these for dinner!

We also discovered that one thing a pirate needs is a parrot, so we set about making our own.

You will need:
Red, blue, white and yellow cardstock or paper
A toilet roll
Sticky tape and glue
A Sharpie or black felt

Cut the pieces as follows: (Please note, these measurements are in centimetres.)

A: 21cm x 18cm Yellow
B/C: 6cm x 29.7cm Red
D/E: 8cm x 21cm Blue
F: 7cm x 10cm Yellow, then fold in half and draw two lines for the beak
G: 14 x 7 Red
H/I: 4cm x 4 cm White then draw a swirl on for the eyes
J: 12cm x 4cm

Roll piece A around the cardboard tube then secure with tape. This will sit upright and form the parrot's body.

Cut B/c in half diagonally to form two long triangles and and secure at the back of the tube to make the tail..

Cut D/E in half diagonally to form two long triangles and secure to the sides of the tube to make the wings.

Make a 1cm cut in the parrots body at the top in the front. Fold piece F in half and make a similar cut at the back, then slot into the body.

Fold piece G in half then bend it over the beak and secure on both sides to form the parrot's head.

Glue pieces H and I to the side of the parrot's head.

Cut piece J in half 3/4 of the way up, then attach to the inside back of the tube to form legs.

Your parrot is finished!

Even Adam wanted a parrot, so now I have two pirate apprentices and their pets at my house.

We had so much fun reading and learning about pirates this month. Please fell free to link up below with your Pirate inspired activities.

 Clip art by MelonHeadz.

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  1. Awesome parrot! I love the pictures!

  2. What cute parrots - and I bet they're a lot quieter than the real thing! ;)

  3. I love the parrot! How creative!
    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  4. Those look like fun books, and I love the parrots!


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