Lego Land

One of the big reasons we went to Florida was to check out Lego Land. It was ridiculously expensive, but it was a perfect fit for our kids. The Lego structures everywhere you look are fantastic and the rides, especially the coasters, were just right for our kids’ thrill-seeking level as well as their waiting in line tolerance level. The lines were incredibly short!

Mini- land was incredibly detailed and cool. The food was pretty good. We could have easily stayed a few more hours to see more, but the park closes at 5:00 in the winter.

Pirates

Book 4 of the Magic Tree House books is about Pirates, so we have been doing Pirate-y things.

The kids worked together with me to build a giant cardboard pirate ship and a rowboat from cardboard in the basement. It is based on some creations we saw on the internet along with one of my daughter’s drawings. They also made weapons, dug out costumes, and started thinking up the plot for a pirate play we will write.

We played Pirate-y games.

We learned about pirate words and about maps.

There was pirate art.

There were pirate books and magazines.

Pirate websites.

We saw videos about maps.

We got to play pirate mini-golf!

And we got to see Lego pirate ships!

My daughter liked seeing the British uniforms.

We also listened to Treasure Island on audiobooks as well as a pirate Geronimo Stilton book.

We watched all 4 Pirates of the Carribean movies.

We also saw a History Channel production about pirate ships and some of the most famous pirates.