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Pirate Activities

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1-2-3 Come Do Some Pirate Activities With Me

I was excited to see that the Polly Wants A Letter Cracker packet was a very popular download this week. 

I had several teachers that liked Pirate Polly so much, that Karyn from Florida, and Elaina from California, asked if I could make some crackers with numbers on them, so I designed crackers with numbers from 0-130.

pirate activities, shape activities, alphabet activities, number games, shape games, shape crafts, number crafts, pirate crafts, skip counting activities, counting backwards activities, shape games, hexagon activities, pattern block activities, common core pirates, pirate crafts, pirate games, "Feeding" Polly is a fun and less tedious way to practice counting that high.  The mini cracker cards, are also the perfect size for for sequencing. 

Make extra sets and have students lie on their tummies and string 20-30 crackers in the appropriate order.

Use them to play a game of  "I Have; Who Has?"  Toss whatever cracker numbers your kiddos need practice on, into a container and have students choose several. 

I've included "Kaboom!" bomb crackers, to make things even more fun + a tip list of what else you can do with these number cards.  

pirate activities, shape activities, alphabet activities, number games, shape games, shape crafts, number crafts, pirate crafts, skip counting activities, counting backwards activities, shape games, hexagon activities, pattern block activities, common core pirates, pirate crafts, pirate games, Have students sort the number crackers on the odd and even sorting mat, or make equations with the math symbol crackers, and then solve the addition and subtraction problems, or show greater and less than

pirate activities, shape activities, alphabet activities, number games, shape games, shape crafts, number crafts, pirate crafts, skip counting activities, counting backwards activities, shape games, hexagon activities, pattern block activities, what's missing number worksheets, odd and even sorting mat,common core pirates, pirate crafts, pirate games, I've also included a variety of trace and write the number worksheets in the packet, as well as "What's Missing?" skip count worksheets, plus a certificate of praise. 

Click on the link to view/download the Polly Wants A Number Cracker packet.

pirate activities, shape activities, alphabet activities, number games, shape games, shape crafts, number crafts, pirate crafts, skip counting activities, counting backwards activities, shape games, hexagon activities, pattern block activities, common core pirates, pirate crafts, pirate games, While I was expanding Polly's appetite for learning, I thought it would be fun to make shape crackers too. 

Brook sent me an e-mail that's she's always looking for more 3D shape activities, so along with 2D shapes, I included  3D shapes, and even threw in the pattern block shapes.

The crackers are still square, but the "cheese" on them is shaped.  Of course "Polly" loves these treats.  So that you can also play a Memory Match game, as well as reinforce vocabulary, I also made crackers with shape words on them.   I hope your little pirates will enjoy "feeding" Polly yummy shapes and word crackers.

pirate activities, shape activities, alphabet activities, number games, shape games, shape crafts, number crafts, pirate crafts, skip counting activities, counting backwards activities, shape games, hexagon activities, pattern block activities, common core pirates, pirate crafts, pirate games, As with the other Polly Packets, I've also included some extras.   Students can "get in shape" by playing a variety of "I Spy" a shape worksheet games, as well as several  "Shipshape" porthole dice games. 

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Finally, I also made a Polly Slider for a bit of hands-on fun. 

This "craftivity" includes "sliders" for upper and lowercase letters, numbers 1-30, counting backwards from 10 to 0 as well as 20 to 0, plus skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's, and of course a shape slider featuring 2D shapes, pattern block shapes and 3D shapes. 

pirate activities, shape activities, alphabet activities, number games, shape games, shape crafts, number crafts, pirate crafts, skip counting activities, counting backwards activities, shape games, hexagon activities, pattern block activities, common core pirates, pirate crafts, pirate games, Run off Polly on white construction paper and have students color her, or run the bird off on green construction paper; students trim and add a black pirate hat (there are two to choose from) as well as a 3D yellow beak. 

Run off whatever "slider" you want your students to practice.  They trace the letters and numbers, or color the shapes, and then insert their strip into the slits, so that the various objects will appear in a "window" as they slide the long piece of paper up and down. 

I pre-cut the slits with an Exacto knife, as this sort of cutting was a bit too difficult for my Y5's to do on their own. Sliders are a quick and easy way to review and whole group assess

pirate activities, shape activities, alphabet activities, number games, shape games, shape crafts, number crafts, pirate crafts, skip counting activities, counting backwards activities, shape games, hexagon activities, pattern block activities, common core pirates, pirate crafts, pirate games, Call out a shape, letter, or number and have students slide 'til it appears in the window.  When they've found the correct answer, they hold up their parrot.  You can see at a glance who is having difficulty.

Add a bit more pizzazz by attaching a wiggle eye with a glue dot.  Click on the link to view/download the Pirate Polly Slider packet. 

pirate activities, shape activities, alphabet activities, number games, shape games, shape crafts, number crafts, pirate crafts, skip counting activities, counting backwards activities, shape games, hexagon activities, pattern block activities, common core pirates, pirate crafts, pirate games, Thanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN away.  (Create, Teach, Share! )

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1 comment

  • Comment Link Denise Soufrine Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:11 posted by Denise Soufrine

    I love all your pirate things. I am printing and getting ready for the upcoming school year now! Thanks for all your ideas and activities!

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