MAD (Mindie, Adam, Alex, David) Family Fun is the result of friends and family asking "How do you find so much fun stuff to do?" So, I decided to share with everyone! There are no BIG secrets involved, I promise. I just have a knack for finding fun and now I want to share it with you!

MAD Family Fun is a place to find activities, events and ideas to have more fun with your family. Enjoy!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Argh! Need to keep your pirates busy?

Summer be upon us and the wee ones may be planning a mutiny! What be we to do? Keep em busy with these here pirate activities!

Make your own pirate ships!

 We used a plastic plant tray (the kind you put under your pot to catch water) as our form for our pirate ship. Using tape we placed a bendy straw near the middle. After adding water we paced our ship in the freezer over night. The next morning we cut a triangle for the sail and put a skull and crossbones on it. After punching two holes in the sail, it was ready to go on the straw mast. Now to launch our pirate ship in the pool... Success! She floated!!!!

While your ships be freezing we have even more pirate ideas for ye! Why not go on a nature Pirate treasure hunt or ye can color a sturdy Pirate Ship!

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