International talk like a pirate day is on September 19th and this year I was determined to have a post ready for it. Never mind that I actually did the activity with BB back in January. During our home schooling he wanted to do a week of pirate themed activities! Which gave us the perfect excuse to make an egg carton treasure chest. We also went onto use it with a maths activity.
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To make your own egg carton treasure chest you will need:
- An egg carton
- Brown and gold paint
- Black pen
- Something round to draw around.
Start by painting the egg carton brown. When that has dried paint two gold stripes down it. I used a pencil and ruler to make sure I got two straight lines.
While that is drying, on a piece of cardboard draw around something round. Cut them out and paint them gold. These will be your gold doubloons.
For our maths activity I hid several the gold coins around the room. I then showed BB the number on a flash card and he had to find them and put them inside the treasure chest.
The treasure chest also became part of our pirate imaginative play. We build a pirate ship out of plus plus blocks, then hid the egg carton treasure chest on one of our islands we had made from pillows.
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