So to help him with his math skills, I thought a pirate themed addition game would be fun. What kid doesn’t want a treasure chest full of coins and jewels to play with? We found the jewels at Michael’s in the dollar section and we already had the gold coins. The treasure chest is one of my favorite things to stock up on when I go to Party City. I love using them as a fun way to wrap birthday gifts.
I created these little cards and had them laminated so we could write on them with a dry erase marker. I write a number in each box. Then Connor counts out the number of jewels or coins in the amount shown. For example, the first set we did was 5 + 3 so he sorted out 5 coins and 3 orange jewels. Then he counted the total number and recorded that number in the bottom box.
Connor then started writing numbers in the first two boxes himself and then counted out the jewels and coins to add them together. He even started teaching me how to add numbers together. I loved seeing how confident he was with learning math facts. We sat together for a while writing in numbers and adding jewels and coins together. Connor loved digging through the treasure chest for the jewels and coins and I love that he was having fun while learning.
And now that Connor thinks he’s a pirate digging for treasure, we’re ready for the release of “The Pirate Fairy.” From the World of “Peter Pan” comes “The Pirate Fairy“, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James, who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook himself. With laughter, heart, magic and thrills, “The Pirate Fairy” sets sail on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD on April 1, 2014. Visit Disney Fairies on Facebook for more details on Disney’s “The Pirate Fairy”.