Monday, September 24, 2012

Pirate Fun

We had so much fun with The Pirate Girl's Treasure, An Origami Adventure, by Peyton Leung and Hilary Leung.  The pirate girl heads out on a quest to claim the mysterious treasure left for her by her pirate grandfather.  She has quite the adventure full of obstacles like a mountain, lightning, a shark attack, and more.  The book is fun, but we loved that the last few pages include directions to retrace the steps of the pirate girl's adventure in origami.  

The book was perfect for our small celebration of  Talk Like a Pirate Day.

We didn't have a special snack this year, but way back in 2009, I made a pirate muffin tin lunch.  I have to do this again!  I feel like I was so much more creative then; I have been slacking.

Our muffin pan was transformed into a pirate ship. On the top left there is a pirate walking the plank (fruit leather), there are wooden legs (pretzels) in the top middle, and crackers for Polly in the top right. On the bottom left there is a Jolly Roger grilled cheese sandwich (I cut it freehand so it's not perfect), the bottom middle cup is filled with emeralds (peas), and the bottom right cup has rubies (strawberries) and sapphires (blueberries).


  1. I'm always happy to see stories with origami activities - thanks for mentioning this one! I popped right over to our library site and put it on hold :) Have you checked out Cranberry Autumn yet this year? It's another one in our queue.

  2. What a neat book. I don't think I've tried origami with the kids yet. This might be a good start.
    Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

  3. I agree with Leah, I always love stories that have origami in them. They're so much fun, I don't know if my kids like it as much........

  4. I remember making that same origami boat as a kid. So fun!

  5. This looks like an adorable book. I still want to try origami with Anna one day.