Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Edward and the Pirates ~ David McPhail (Virtual Book Club for Kids)

Although I am late getting this up and won't be able to participate in the Linky, I still wanted to post our activities surrounding the book Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail.

We had never read anything by David McPhail, so we checked out a couple of his books and read them.

McPhail is an author we really enjoyed. His illustrations were brilliant, too. What I really loved about the books was his obvious love of reading. In fact, reading is a main theme in all of the Edward books.

We happened to be doing a unit study on Maps, so reading a book about pirates and a treasure map was extra fun. Here are a couple of the activities we did:

A math grid assignment helping us find the treasure. Fun!

Peripheral vision activity.

Depth perception activity.

I had planned to make a treasure map and send the kids on a scavenger hunt to find a hidden treasure. But, we never got around to it. We got deep into our Maps study and just never found the time.

This month's author is Dr. Seuss. I need to get that one planned!


  1. You do such cute things with the kids!

  2. Fun! I look forward to your next "book club" post. :)

  3. I'd never read any of his books before the VBC linkup either. We've read quite a few since then. I love the peripheral vision and depth perception activities! Can't wait to see what you do with Dr. Seuss.

  4. Haha! I love the eye patches. You do such fun activities.


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