Until this week, most kids probably thought of pirates as silly, crazy people sporting their eye patches and parrots. At preschool, the overall learning theme for the month has been a pirate theme. Today, Jaidyn and Addy used maps at preschool to find hidden treasure and were able to dress-up as pirates. They are really loving this thematic unit and enjoying the fun activities throughout the month it has provided. Unfortunately, it is a shame that the well-deserved publicity that the Somali Pirates are getting may give kids a whole new outlook on pirates. It is sad to think that there may be no more Captain Feathersword and friendly crew from the Wiggles. And what about all of the "Pirate of the Caribbean" movies, "Peter Pan", and one of my childhood favorites, "The Goonies"? The fate of these kid themed pirates is yet to be known. :(
Here are some pictures of some "Super Friendly" Pirates from preschool this week.
I had this cute little pirate costume in my Halloween Costume box. I love all of the little accessories.
Jaidyn and one of her preschool buddies.
Poor Addy had to wear a makeshift pirate costume. She wore one of my t-shirts and we tied a bandana belt around her waist and let her wear a bandana on her head with some beaded jewelry. She added the sunglasses as we went outside and I think she went from being a pirate to a bad-*** biker chick.
Wes made a quick loop back home so he could check out his little pirate princess before going back to work.