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Find the Treasure in this Pirate Sensory Bin

Find the Treasure in this Pirate Sensory Bin

Arrrr....a Pirate Sensory Bin just in time for Talk like a Pirate Day me hearties!

Pirate Sensory Bin

When I decided to make a pirate sensory bin I kept coming back to pirate booty. Pirates are known for their booty, so I wanted to be sure to incorporate some without it being the entire bin. Instead I chose to create a beach effect with sand and water beads. I added the sand first and then filled the other half with blue and clear water beads. I added a couple trees, gold coins, and a little boat to finish it out.

x marks the spot in the pirate sensory bin

In the sand I buried a little box full of gold (Hershey's) nuggets, so the bin become a miniature treasure hunt! I even drew an "X" over where I buried it to give the kids a hint!

Our golden treasure hidden in the pirate sensory bin

Although my kids refused to talk like a pirate for me, they did don pirate gear to play with this sensory bin! I was amazed that they didn't immediately dig under the "X" in the sand! Everyone knows "X" marks the spot. Apparently everyone except my kids! Instead they thought it was great fun to sink the boat in water beads and flood the shore!

Little pirate on his treasure huntWater Beads and Sand make a fun sensory bin

Finally they happened upon the box! They were thrilled with the booty they found! Of course it had to be abandoned until they were finished playing.

The bigger pirates needed to join the treasure hunt

So excited to discover the chocolate treasure

At this point it become more about sensory play then pirate play as they rolled water beads in sand and tried to build with the now damp sand.

Pirate Sensory Bin is even fun after the treasure is uncovered

Eventually their newly found treasure won out! Cleaning the floor was simple since we put down a tablecloth; I was most worried about getting the sand off the water beads! Luckily the water beads separated from the sand easily in water! After clean up everyone happily sampled some gold nuggets; even me!

Be sure to check out all the pirate fun in our Pirates Blog Hop on the following blogs!

Make Your Own Pirate Treasure - The Gingerbread House
DIY Pirate Vest & Patch - Play Dough & Popsicles
Toilet paper roll pirates - Just Another Mom
Set Sail with this DIY Pirate Boat - The Resourceful Mama
It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me - Study at Home Mama
Pirate Colouring Pages - In The Playroom
Pirate Books for Kids of All Ages - Superheroes and Teacups
Treasure Chest Craft - Messy Little Monster
Pirate Sensory Bin - Life with Moore Babies
Pirate Preschool Printable - Living Life and Learning
Pirate Perler Bead Patterns - Brain Power Boy
Going on a Pirate Treasure Hunt - Play & Learn Everyday
Treasure Alphabet Match - The Kindergarten Connection
Make Your Own Pirate Map - My Little Poppies
Treasure Map Grid Activity - My Little Poppies
Pirate Puppet Craft -Sugar Aunts
Hidden Treasure Cupcakes - Emmy’s Mummy
Non Scary Pirate Books and Movies - Edventures with Kids
Gold Nuggets - Kelly’s Classroom
Fizzing Pirate Treasure Adventure - Preschool Powol Packets
Create a FLOATING Pirate Ship! - Milk and Cuddles

Head over to Peakle Pie to check out even more pirate fun or add your own to the linky party!

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