This week’s storytime theme was pirates! ARRRRRR!
I actually found so many pirate books that I wasn’t able to get through them all, so I’ll only post the ones I actually got to read. I think I’m going to have to do another pirate storytime soon, just so I can do the books I didn’t get to this time.
Pirate’s Lullaby: Mutiny at Bedtime by Marcie Wessels
The Pirate Jamboree by Mark Teague (who’s always hilarious)
The Night Pirates by Peter Harris
Peg Leg Peke by Brie Spangler- This was so cute. A little Pekingese puppy with a broken leg plays pirate.
Treasure by Suzanne Bloom
This Little Pirate by Philemon Sturges
For our craft this week, we made sensory bottles filled with sand, seashells, gold glitter, baubles and a drop of blue food coloring added to the water. The kids loved them. And just to keep them busy while I was filling the water bottles with water, I had them glue on some feathers to a parrot I found here (I got the idea from the blog Sturdy for Common Things.) I also googled “treasure map coloring sheet” and printed out a cute one, and gave the kids some pirate stickers to place on it.
This was such a blast, the kids loved it! If they were a little older, I may have been able to get them to wear eye patches, but I had a feeling they’d be a little too fussy for that. Oh well, maybe next time!