Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pirate Sensory Tub

James' birthday is coming up and he's requested a pirate themed party (I'll be sure to share those details next week), so I thought I'd make a pirate sensory tub for him, too. Arrrr and what a lot of fun it's been, maties!!

Here's what's inside:
:: Black beans
:: Mardi Gras necklaces
:: Colored flat marbles
:: Pirate figurines
:: Silver shovel
:: A velvet bag of various gem stones
:: Small (fake) crystal beads
:: A treasure box
:: Plastic coins and gems
:: A few of my old rings
:: Skull patch

And buried under the beans is a skeleton (from our Halloween tub), a few real gold Bermuda dollar coins, and an "X".

I also created a treasure map out of a brown paper bag (I had WAY too much fun making this, btw). James will need to hunt and find the treasures. :)

Click the button below to see a full list of my sensory tubs or click here to view my slideshow on the Counting Coconuts Facebook page.


~Thank you for your comments!~

29 comments:

Leptir said...

WOW, great idea :-)

April said...

AWESOME! My son is sooooo into pirates right now, I'm going to have to start collecting things for this :) Thanks so much for your awesome blog!!!

Carisa said...

I came here to search for something else and this popped up!!!! Krash is going to DIE! He loves pirates and we are thinking of doing his 5th bday pirates too {it's May 10}. I can't wait to see your ideas first!!!

Niki said...

How fun! I love pirate themes and hopefully my kids will too. Eventually (they're 22 months and haven't shown any interest yet). I hope James enjoys his pirate party and sensory tub!

Sandra said...

Great! I love the map so much!

Kylie said...

oh wow I think even my big kids would love this!!!

Eddie said...

Let me know if you want sugestions for the birthday party - that was the theme we used for my oldest's 5th birthday and it stands out as one of my all-time favourites!

Dinah said...

What a wonderful theme for the birthday boy. I especially love the treasure map and the detail of burnt edging of the paper. I can just imagine how his party will be like. Love it!

Lori said...

I LOVE this sensory bin! It's my favorite one I've seen. It's so funny, because we had a treasure hunt today. Great minds think alike! Love it!

guladzntz said...

once again you rock!!!!

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Oooh, I can just imagine lots of little pirates loving this!

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

Really awesome idea!

Sarah said...

Love this idea! Thanks (as always) for sharing!)

Stacey said...

That is awesome! I love it! Thanks for including a list of items included.

Laura said...

Such a cute idea! My little preschooler has insisted I call her "Jake" (a pirate on a Disney show) for the past three weeks. I'm Captain Hook, and my husband is Mr. Smee. It's pretty entertaining. I think she would LOVE this.

Mommy to the Princesses said...

Wow! I've no words! You rock!!!

Susana of Montessori Candy said...

Wow! The kids would have so much fun with this! They are always creating their own treasure maps. Thanks Mari-Ann!
-Susana

Maureen said...

What a cool sensory tub! Happy Birthday James!

Susanna said...

Brilliant! And happy birthday to the little man! ;-)

Christian and Fiona Merrild said...

This is great! we also just had a pirate themed 4th birthday party on Saturday...this will be a fantastic follow up activity for my little pirate! Thanks for sharing :)

Belledancr - becky said...

This is so adorable! I LOVE the treasure map!
becky
www.nurturingnaters.blogspot.com
belledanvr@juno.com

Kami said...

LOVE this! My boys would have a blast.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Super fun - I am sure a lot of little pirates would love to get such a tub.

Infant Bibliophile said...

This is the coolest sensory bin I've ever seen. :)

Lindsay said...

Cute!!!!!!Love how this turned out!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The treasure map looks like great fun!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Super cool! Love the treasure map!!

Kerri

Tracey @ www.dontmesswithmama.com said...

Great post! I definitely have to try this out. I'm just learning more about sensory tubs and love all your examples. I'm really interested in homeschooling but not ready to make the plunge so I'm looking for ways to implement cool activities like this.

I added this page to my "Best Homeschool Resources" post. Check it out and feel free to add more cool links.

Thanks!

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful, elaborate sensory tub.

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