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This week we celebrated our first day of Homeschool for the year with a kid’s card and an adventure the kids won’t soon forget! Ok, actually we homeschool year round, but with all the Back to School fun going on around us we decided it would be fun to celebrate the birthday of a new school year. We get to have birthday parties, why can’t our homeschool have one too!
Our very first homeschool co-op will begin tomorrow and it is a pirate theme so we thought our birthday party would be fun to do in that theme as well. This party had adventure, doubloons, treasure, rescue missions, treasure map reading and a tasty reward. Here’s how the adventure took place.
This map was pretty easy to make. First I took a sheet of parchment resume paper and burned the edges. I wasn’t sure how well it would work, but it made for a great rough edged look. then I drew all of our landmarks with a brown drawing marker. I used the brown because it had more of a faded aged look, but you can use whatever color you want! It’s your map!
I also took a bit of creative liberty on the landscaping. No, we do not live on an island. No, there are not palm trees in our yard. No, our driveway isn’t made of water. But man did it give the girls some fun stuff to imagine and pretend!
Once the girls figured out how to read this map they started in on their adventure. They needed to find their friends. Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
X marks the spot and they found the treasure chest! My husband has had this little chest as long as I can remember. I have no idea where he found it, but I’m sure you could find something in an antique store or maybe online.
I wonder what’s in that treasure chest.
Next they found a Hallmark poster card birthday card! What’s a birthday party without a card This card is awesome! It starts out the size of a regular birthday card that can be mailed, then opens up to a full sized door poster. It’s a card and a gift all in one! Make sure you stock up. For every 5 Hallmark cards you buy, you’ll earn a reward! I think these cards for kids are adorable!
The girls kept unfolding and unfolding. It looked like they were going to unfold this card forever.
Eventually they got all the way through the folds and found a full sized door poster of one of their favorite characters! Jake will look great on their door and it will be a great reminder of the start of our school year and the homeschool co-op.
If you’re looking for these cards, they’re pretty easy to find. We grabbed ours from Walmart. The display was right on the end of the card aisle.
I mean, it’s such the perfect card for a Pirate birthday party! Even if you’re not celebrating the birthday of a school year, it’s great to celebrate anyone’s birthday.
This is the inside of the card.
We finished it off with a little message at the end saying Happy Birthday First Day of School!
Now, what else is in that treasure chest?
Gold doubloons, beautiful jeweled necklaces and gold doubloon cookies! Ok, they are peanut butter criss cross cookies, but they make for some extremely excited girls.
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What other fun celebrations can you think of doing with a BIG poster card from Hallmark? Tell me in the comments.