Pirate play

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By Louise RichmondTeaching Assistant in a Reception class

Climb aboard, me hearties, with this boatload of pirate-themed fun activities

Pirate's treasure chest

Activities in this article:

  1. Treasure hunt
  2. Ship ahoy!
  3. Cross-curricular activities

1. Treasure hunt

Follow the instructions to find the hidden treasure

Communication, Language and Literacy – Reading

Development matters: Know information can be relayed in the form of print (30–50 months); Enjoy an increasing range of books (40–60+ months).

Early learning goal: Know that print carries meaning and, in English, is read from left to right and top to bottom.

What you need

A set of instruction scrolls to help find the treasure (these instructions should be numbered and could include picture clues as well as written) and some treasure (perhaps a new toy or book for the setting).

What to do

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