Can you tell I went on a Pirates of the Caribbean binge this week? In honor of my search for relief from my pirate rush I made a map and tried antiquing paper to create a cute treasure map using this blog post from a VERY clever mom: http://oneclevermom.blogspot.com/2012/06/mermaids-and-pirates-party-how-to.html. Then I thought to myself, what could I put on this treasure map? How about a QuaverMusic.com treasure quest? Course you could do anything with this sort of paper. Add some excitement to a lesson, maybe introduce your students to the music room with a found treasure map? Endless possibilities!
To start this quest, head to QuaverMusic.com and create a free account on their kid’s website:
1.) Pirates use to sing songs call Sea Shanties. They were songs that helped them work hard to keep the ship moving. The most important part about these songs were that they had a strong beat. Follow the map to the Studio and make a beat on QBackBeat that is worthy of a sea shantey!
2.) Yo ho yo ho a Pirate’s life for me. Pirates spent most of their lives on the water. Find the right tool in the Shop to draw your own waves that will make some beautiful music. Write 3 describing words about what you hear.
3.) Pirates overran the Caribbean from 1650AD to 1720AD. In the Phonebox, what two stops can you go that happened in that time period? Choose one and read the book in the venue.
4.) Lastly, in order to find what you seek, listen to this riddle to continue on your winning streak:
We have three heads and only you can tell us what to say,
Our bodies are long gone but we are here to play.
Treasure!) Once you find the things you are looking for, head to the arcade in the Music Room for a great reward. (Let them play a game as a reward for a job well done.)
Happy Holidays to all and to all a good AARRRRRRR