My eldest loves pirates. her current favourite bedtime stories involve pirates and if we play dress up she dresses up as a pirate. I had the day off work today so after getting a few jobs done this morning the girls and I had an afternoon Pirate adventure.
We began our pirate adventure by digging for treasure. I put some porridge oats and rice into our messy play tub. I used food colouring to dye some of the oats and rice black which I then made into crosses to mark the spot where I had buried the treasure. The girls then set about uncovering the hidden treasure
Once we had found the pirate treasure we needed to set sail on the sea. I used blue and green food colouring to dye some water and off we went
The girls really loved playing in the water, my youngest in particular loved splashing around. I kept adding bubbles in to keep their interest in the water play.
After all this treasure hunting the pirates soon became hungry, so we baked brownies
The girls and I had a lot of fun pretending to be pirates and hunting for treasure. I think my youngest enjoyed licking the bowl clean after we made brownies. A very busy, fun and messy day!
This day I love a messy pirate treasure hunt