One of my hopes for the new year is to host more regular themed play dates with my friends. I’m also hoping to combine them with some tot school work with both Kealan (just turned 3) and Elyse (21 months).
After a few weeks playing pirates it seemed like an obvious choice. So pirate week began with the play table and art wall prepared.
During the week we worked through this amazing Pirate preschool pack.
And we had a combined tot school session with friend Amelie. Whilst it was challenging with the little ones there it was clear that both Kealan and Amelie were more engaged than the would have been on their own. They worked on the tot pack and made parrots.
Play date day was saturday. I had 6 preschoolers, 4 toddlers, 2 babies and 5 mums round for the madness.
Each child had a small wooden pirate chest to paint.
Next we moved on to the main activity – sensory, small world play. We had two worlds – desert island and icy sea. I hid coins and plastic gems in the sand and froze some in blocks of ice. The kids were meant to find the treasure but really they just messed. They had a great time.