Today I want to show you how I create a pirate themed dramatic play center. In my last post seen here, I talked about how to set-up a castle/Kingdom themed dramatic play center.
As I mentioned before, I love dramatic play as it is an excellent way to foster communication, socialization, imagination and literacy/math skills.
To create this center I usually source the following materials from parents, donations, yard sales, dollar stores and thrift stores:
* fabric for bandanas
*Halloween pirate costumes
*gold coins/jewels for treasure
*paper maps (laminate for use each year)
*mops for swabbing the deck
*blue tarp or fabric for water
*sand for sensory bin
Each year we co-create items together with materials in the classroom:
*construction paper and string for eye patches
*construction paper for pirate hats and flags
*cardboard boxes to create pirate ship
*paint for decorating ship
The pictures below show how I supplement my dramatic play center with items from my dramatic play pirates set. This set is available in French and English and provides many extra literacy and math activities as well as signage, crafts and decorations to make the center even more engaging. The pictures show pieces from both the English and French versions.
To see more of whats included in the Dramatic Play Pirates set you can check out the set in English or French. There is more included such as job tags, pirate duties, directional signs, and a pirate store.
I hope that this post helps with ideas for a pirate themed dramatic play center. Let me know in the comments if you have other ideas to use for pirate themed dramatic play.
Thanks for reading,