Just off the shores of Never Land
A hideaway at sea
Yo Ho! Yo Ho!
Let’s Go! Let’s Go!
A pirate band outwits the plans
of Captain Hook and Smee
Yo Ho! Yo Ho!
Let’s Go! Let’s Go!
Kids, boys especially, are a big fan of pirates and buccaneers, thanks to the ever popular Jake and the Neverland Pirates on TV. When I saw this invite of Storrry Time with Pirrrates, I jumped at it, sure that DA would have a good time. It was originally slated on the 20th of September but due to typhoon Mario’s devastation, it was rescheduled to the 27th.
The place was teeming with kids already when we arrived. While waiting for the program to start, the kids got to do some colouring of pirate artworks.
Avast mateys! There’s one buccaneer! And he turned out to be the storyteller. The story for the day was A Pirate’s Night before Christmas. 86 Days before Christmas, by the way.
The kids started to gather around.
It wasn’t long before they all crowded up close to see the pictures in the book (much to DA’s dismay so he kept saying, “I can’t see! I can’t see!)
The kids look enthralled with the pirate story.
To spice up the whole storytelling activity, these tokens were introduced. Pretending that these were gold-a-blooms or gold coins, those who answer the questions correctly get a coin. These can then be used to buy treasure in the store later on.
Oooh! This caught DA’s attention! He wanted to get one as much as the next kid. He instantly came out of his shell and started shouting answers. “I found a pirate! I found a pirate!”, he’d add.
After the story, there were games for the kids to earn more gold-a-blooms. This one is a game of sequencing, arranging the photos in the sequence of the story. It’s more for the older kids though so we didn’t get to join.
The next game was for everyone so we got all excited again. Hidden all over the room were these photos, we were supposed to collect those that were related to the story. We got 2 more gold-a-blooms from this game.
While everyone was falling in line to buy treasure in the store, we took a moment to have a photo op with these mateys!
There’s the treasure store! Toys, candies, marshmallows were up for grabs. You just had to present your collected gold-a-blooms to exchange. This was so you won’t take the tokens home because Tutoring Club actually uses them as rewards in their tutoring classes.
After all that fun, the sponsors had their turn giving a short message about their products.
About the Sponsors
Tutoring Club Tutoring Club is a skills-based tutoring center that teaches Math, Reading comprehension, grammar and writing composition skills. It has 5 branches all over the metro, namely, Alabang, Banilad Town Center in Cebu, Bonifacio High Street, Rockwell, and San Juan.
SRA! I remember doing these in high school before. Someone always had to get these boxes from the teacher’s room.
JoomaJam Ritmo Learning Lab’s first multimedia, music-driven preschool learning tool for parents and other grown-ups. JoomaJam brings you rockstar-made, educator-approved, kid-friendly songs with fun learning activities! Their bi-lingual CDs feature some of the renowned OPM artists like Gary Valenciano, Jolina Magdangal, Rivermaya, and The Itchyworms.
ZAP With ZAP, you can get 5% – 20% cashback at your favorite establishments all over the metro just by using your mobile phone. You just have to register for free, start earning points and you can then pay with the points you’ve earned. I’ve already signed up and you can use my code CPOLICAN to earn your first 50 points! 🙂
Hearty thanks to these sponsors for making the event possible and to Akiba Cafe for the yummy iced coffee and to The Royal Piccaidlly Restaurant and Cakery for the delectable cupcakes served during the event. Thanks also to Mommy Bloggers Philippines for sharing the invitation.
Till our next pirate adventure! Arrrgggh! See ya chum!