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Family Literacy Night Pirate Theme

I just love this time of year!  Fall, new activities, parent teacher conferences, literacy night, book fair....  It gets crazy busy!  But it can be so fun to see the families come out and have a good time in our school.  


The theme for this  year's Family Literacy & Math Night was pirates!  It went along with the book fair that our librarian was having.  And what kid doesn't like pirates?  We decorated our doors to the gym as pirates as well as inside.  In the top photo you can see some of the table decoration that we used to make the tables where the families eat look inviting and fun.  

At my school we serve families a free supper on Family Literacy and Math Night.  It is a great way to get families in and to serve them.  Our menu also had the fun pirate theme:  potato chowder, seafood or chicken salad slider, treasured treat and pink lemonade.  

Family Literacy Night Pirate Theme

After families are served and enjoy their meal, they can move around the gym and play the activities.  We had a couple of Walk the Plank games, pirate ring toss and pin the eye patch on the pirate.  I set out a table full of all kinds of books.  After students played my game, they got a book.  This night for me is about getting books into students' hands that they can take home and keep.  

Family Literacy Night Pirate Theme

My game was pirate ring toss.  My husband got me some plywood planks and I spray painted them black.  Then we attached pirate hooks and bent horse shoes for students to toss the rings onto.  They loved the game.  It was something preschool through grade five could all play.


Family Literacy Night Pirate Theme

The pirate hooks were really cute!

Family Literacy Night Pirate Theme

Kids also had fun at the Pirate Name station.  My pirate name was Bucko Iron Hook!

Family Literacy Night Pirate Theme

I like to have a few stations where families can move through them without extra help.  This was one of those.  We do have high school students that come to help clean tables and hand out goody bags.  They also work our photo booth and drawing table.  That is huge to be able to get a few extra helping hands!

Pirate Themed Family Literacy Night Scavenger Hunt


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3 comments:

  1. Your families are very blessed. I hope they realize that. :)

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  2. This looks like so much fun! I wish we could do something like this, the kids would love it!

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  3. I think this is really a fantastic event! It's so important that students have access to books that they are able to read for fun! Reading for pleasure is something that can be easily encouraged by parents, but sometimes they don't have the resources to get books. This fun event helps families get books without making it seem like they are being handed books. They win them by playing fun games!

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