In Adam’s eyes there is only one type of Pirate – those that love Underpants. We couldn’t make a Pirate activity without linking it to Adam’s favourite Pirate story – Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman. We are huge fans of the Underpants series and have already created an Aliens Love Underpants Busy Bag and Aliens Love Panta Claus Playdough. So we created a Pirates Love Underpants Sensory Bin.
I love when you get to recycle previous sensory bases. Today we got to reuse the coloured green rice and blue pasta from our Earth Day Tuff Spot. These two sensory bases would represent the land and sea. To create the sandy shores I emptied a 500g bag of value cornflakes into our 33 Litre Really Useful Box.
Unfortunately at the time of writing you can not buy any Pirates Love Underpants merchandise so I set about creating our own pants loving ship. I used a Make Your Own Pirate Ship kit, painted it black and attached underpants I printed from Twinkl.
Next I needed some Pirates. Twinkl came to the rescue with Pirate Cone Characters which were incredibly easy to make. I also decorated the sensory bin with Pirate bunting and placed our sensory bin on top of a Pirate table cloth. Finally I needed some treasure to bury. Our pant loving Pirates are only after one thing – the “glittering pants of gold” so I made one from gold paper and hid it within the sensory bin. I also placed several laminated underpants reused from our Aliens Love Panta Claus playdough.
Adam took one look at the sensory bin and shouted “look at the Pirates love underpants Pirate boat Mum-Mum.” As he started to move the Pirate ship towards him he discovered a buried pair of pants. Adam then spent the next 40 minutes moving the three different textures around to find the rest of the underpants – I had hidden about 30 pairs!
I was suprised how little mess the sensory bin created and having the Pirate table cloth underneath meant tidying up was quick and easy. Lots of Pirate and underpants fun!
* Coloured green rice and blue pasta – click here to read how we made them
* 500g bag of Cornflakes
* Pirate Table Cloth (optional)
* Underpants printed from Twinkl
Disclaimer: We received a Premium Subscription from Twinkl to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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