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By Debbie Chalmersqualified nursery nurse and drama consultant

Need to plan some activities? Use these fantastic ideas for a pirate island project suitable for four-to-eight year olds

child dressed up as pirate

Pirates and sailors

What you need

Images of pirates and sailors; books or stories about pirates and sailors, such as The Night Pirates by Peter Harris and Deborah Allright (Egmont Books) or Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate by Peter Bently and Penny Dann; exotic fruits such as coconuts and melons; pictures of tropical beaches; children’s photographs and postcards from holidays and day trips; summer songs and music; cassette or CD player; percussion instruments such as maracas, bells, castanets; ribbons; tambourines; hand drums; pirate dressing-up clothes and props; monkey masks; art and craft materials such as paper and card, silver and gold foil, cardboard tubes, small boxes, pens and pencils, scissors, glue, sticky tape and elastic.

What to do

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