Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House Book Club)

Pirates Past Noon is the fourth book in the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne. Our Pre-K Book Club enjoyed this book! The host mom started off the morning by reviewing the book and giving the kids eye patches. Then some of the kids did a Make-A-Pirate Sticker Scene while the others went for a treasure hunt. When the first group was done with the treasure hunt the next group went. The kids then had a pirate snack and played a “Shipwreck” game. So fun! Stay tuned for books 5-8 in the months to come!

Enjoy the ideas for a
Pirates Past Noon MTH Book Club #4 for
Pre-Kindergartner’s to First Graders and their moms!

Book Discussion
The mom that hosted this month had written a list of questions from the book and asked the kiddos the questions. Everyone got an eye patch!

The Stuff
The FUN!
Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
1. Ask the kids questions from information in the book. 

2. Discuss any other key points or favorite parts of the book. You could also use this time to show pictures of pirates discuss them.

Make-A-Pirate Sticker Scene
The host bought this sticker set from Oriental Trading. 
The Stuff
The FUN!
Half of the group made their sticker scene while the others did the treasure hunt. Then they switched.

Treasure Hunt
The kids had fun with this! We couldn’t find the original hunt that we did so I made up another one that I did with my boys. I had a babysitter when I was little that would always make up treasure hunts. After making this one and seeing how much the boys loved it, I must make up more!

Click HERE for the FREE PRINTABLE of the Treasure Hunt Clues!
The Stuff
The FUN!
Small treasure
Prep 1. Print the treasure hunt and cut the clue strips.

Prep 2. Hide the clues.   

Give the kids the first clue (read it to them if they can’t read). Then let them go hunting for the next clue. Continue until the treasure is found!

Pirate Snack SNACK
You will have to have Pirate’s Booty of course.
Also check out this cute snack from Greatest Resource Childcare!

“Shipwreck” Game
One of the moms led this Shipwreck Game that she adapted from Playworks! She added teaching them the lingo for the boat and had them row to the right when she shouted starboard and the left when she said port. She also took out several of the other rules to make it appropriate for pre-kinders.
Check it out Playworks!
More ideas…

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Happy Reading!
~Sara (and Jana – the host of this month’s book club)
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