“Blimy, but that fish was slimy…”
Just imagine the giggles you will get with this one. First and second graders love the words and will repeat them with you as you read them over and over. Stay tuned for the book this came from and take a look at the amazing STEM challenge created with pirate books as the inspiration!
First, you will need some treasure!
Grab some materials you already have!
Time to Share
Some Book Suggestions for you:
Tough Boris by Mem Fox
“He (the captain) was massive. All pirates are massive. He was greedy. All pirates are greedy.”
“But when his parrot died, he cried and cried.”
How I Became a Pirate by David Shannon
“Down the hatch!”
After a storm, the pirates decide to get Jeremy to bury their treasure box for them and he does— in his own backyard!
These first and second graders loved the book and set about making a small treasure box!
There was an Old Pirate That Swallowed a Fish by Jennifer Ward
If you have read There Was an Old Lady That Swallowed a Fly then you know the premise of this book. In this case, it’s an old pirate that swallows a fish, and then a bird, and then a map, and eventually a treasure chest.
Each page repeats the same sing-song words that end with,
“Blimy, but that fish was slimy!’
Kids love this one and they will repeat the lines with you as you watch that pirate grow. It’s the perfect book to read and then design and build treasure chests.
So, mateys, try a treasure box with your smallest engineers- after reading a picture book! Blimy, they will love it!