Ahoy matey! It’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day!
And we’ll let you in on a little secret…
…the children’s book-inspired ebook *The ABCs of Bookjumping* has some SUPER COOL downloadable pirate activities, crafts, patterns, and pirate-y facts that are so darn unique, your little Scalleywag won’t even realize they are learning history while they play.
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the many activities in the ebook that will please any LandLubber!
There are so many things that come to mind when we think about pirates and what they wear. Tri-corner hats worn on top of a tied headscarf, earrings, an eye patch, peg legs, and of course the hook in place of a hand. So let’s get started since we want you to look the part in this pirate adventure. Remember, you are what you wear!
Dagger and Sheath
We had so much fun making this. This is so simple to do and it doesn’t hurt if one should get into a pirate duel!
- Self-Adhesive Foam board. Two large sheets in any color you would like. If you use foam board without the peel and stick adhesive, use foam glue to hold each section together.
Download the sword and sheath pattern HERE. Trace the dagger/sword pattern 4 times on two of the foam board sheets. Cut out your pattern pieces.
Figure out how you want the color order of your dagger to go. Start with the bottom piece. On the next piece pull back the paper and stick it to the bottom piece. Keep going like this until you get to the last piece. Peel the paper on this piece, and then peel the paper on the bottom of the dagger and stick the last piece to the bottom piece. Now you have a fun dagger to battle pirates with!
BUT WAIT…what will you put your knife in? All good pirates need a way to carry their knife and what better way to do that than with a sheath.
- One piece of foam board, any color, without the self- adhesive.
- Stitching needle
- Sock yarn, or wax thread
Trace the sheath pattern twice onto the third sheet of foam board. Be sure to knot it at the very beginning and end.
So if this activity made your Swashbuckle hollar for MORE, rest assured there are more pirate-themed activities, crafts, and learning games inside this affordable ebook.
What if you could “live” inside the pages of the children’s books your family reads? What if you could enjoy the same adventures as the characters? Bookjumping is taking the solitary act of reading a book and transforming it into an event that can be shared with others. It’s the process of pulling books off shelves and stories off pages. It’s making kids’ books come ALIVE by “jumping” inside the pages.
Readers of this ebook will enjoy hand-picked book reviews and unique companion activities that will reignite your child’s love of reading and encourage screen-free family time.
The ABCs of BookJumping: The Best of Jump Into a Book contains over 150 book reviews, unique book-inspired activities and recipes, book pilgrimages, facts about classic book authors that we all know and love, and many, many reasons to spend countless hours “unplugged” and reading as a family.
This bright and engaging ebook was just “born” on May 12th so it is new to the world. AND…just in time for the summer reading season.
MORE books from Audrey Press
Sissy Goes Tiny by Rebecca Flansburg and BA Norrgard-A diverse picture book about a family that chooses to live Tiny and do More with Less. This fabulous book recently won Second Place honors in the Green/Environmental Books for Kids category via the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Awards!
Released in July of 2019 as a hardcover diverse picture book, this book is a wonderful story about a family who is “going tiny” and determined to “do more with less.” The illustrations in this picture book are vibrant and we love the “gentle lessons” of recycling, repurposing, and the true meaning of the word home that are skillfully woven into this timely story.
The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an interactive iBook!
Come along on a journey into one of the most beloved children’s books of all time! The Golden Ticket has been found! Join Charlie in his adventure of making the world of Willy Wonka come to life with over 20 activities and crafts. Crazy Racing Oompa Loompas, Gobstopper Gum, and handmade Willy Wonka hats will guide you along on this magical and interactive story that creates collaborative play and invites readers to live inside the pages of this timeless tale.
Find out how to get your copy here.