Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Pirates and Mermaids

Weekly readers of An Idea on Tuesday would know that we have had a long hot summer here in Australia and that many of the activities recently have revolved around the theme of summer. At school I have been looking at summer, sun safe behaviour, the beach, sea creatures, summer activities and the list goes on... 
We read the book 'Magic Beach' by Alison Lester and I decided to set up a pirate and mermaid discovery scene on the light table. You can set this scene anywhere of course, but the light table is my favourite resource. 
As usual, I made these peg people last night and fortunately they took no time at all. I just used whatever I had (It would have been better if the mermaids hair matched the clothes for colour sorting and extending the activity). The children loved them and it was very popular in the classroom however EVERY girl wanted the pink mermaid!!

Have a go at making some peg pirates and mermaids!


  1. Wowww you are a great artist, your blog is very beautiful and interesting.I have known your blog for Mom´s Library. Kisses from Spain.


  2. Those look like so much fun! We'd love for you to link to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2013/02/riverton-housewives-round-up-54.html

  3. Love those peg dolls! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

  4. What a really good idea. I want a mermaid too lol.

  5. How fun! What a fun craft! Thanks for this post.
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  6. I just love these and HAD to feature them today!! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope to see you again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/03/stamping-fun-at-eco-kids-tuesday.html

  7. These are adorable!! I love the mermaids! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!