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Pirates Ahoy! Lets make a treasure map!

BBis pirate obsessed. OBSESSED!. His hero is actually Captain Hook, and according to Noah, Peter Pan is naughty because he goes onto Captain Hooks ship without asking.

We wear our Pirate outfit everyday and if it gets filthy, I have to wash and dry it overnight so it is not missed. Thank goodness his Godmother brought him pirate PJ’s or else I think he would sleep in his outfit if he could.

We have to make pirate ships, have sword fights, and find treasure all the time. Last week BBsuddenly realised that the flaw in the plan of his treasure hunting was no map.

‘Aha me matey,’ I say. ‘Shall we make one?’

So we did.

I drew a map island shape onto a piece of paper.

Pirates Ahoy! Lets make a treasure map! Multiple Mummy

The map shape I copied (drawing is not a natural talent of mine!)

I added on that it’s was Noah’s map and we practiced spelling his name.

I got him to add to some colour to his map, and he decided to draw an X to mark the spot.

Pirates Ahoy! Lets make a treasure map. Multiple Mummy

Colouring in their maps

I found some Pirate stickers in a book of stickers he got for Christmas, and we added the treasure, a compass, a skull and some pirates!

Pirates Ahoy! Lets make a treasure map!

Adding the stickers

We then decided to make it look old.

Firstly I burned the edges of the paper (and used this as an opportunity to explain to BBthe dangers of fire and burning and that this is an Adult ONLY part!) and then we paint the paper with a teabag to stain it.

Pirates Ahoy! Lets make a treasure map!

Staining time!

Leave it to dry and roll it up and ties with a ribbon (or treasure band as BBcalled it).

Pirates Ahoy! Lets make a treasure map!

The finished map!

Dress as a pirate and all is complete!

Pirates Ahoy! Lets make a treasure map!

Exhausted after all that map making!

Pirates Ahoy! Lets make a treasure map!

My mistake...always energy for a sword fight! Ahhhaaa!!

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