Daddy had the idea to look for pirate treasure at the beach. Emma's seen pirates on Dora, Backyardigans and Little Einsteins so she knows all about pirate treasure. The pirate episode of Backyardigans has some of the catchiest tunes in kiddy TV land. Here is the treasure the pirates left behind. It included smooth stones, glass ocean-themed accents, shells, gold dollars, half dollars, a Silver Eagle for the safe deposit box and a few pieces of jewelry.
Here is the treasure map that the pirates left behind...
Emma studies the treasure map before we leave the house.
The first landmark is the basketball goal beside the car.
Then we traveled down the road.
Here we hit the boardwalk and passed by the flower bush. Things got dodgy here when we were walking toward the ocean. It was hard to convince her that the map showed us taking another boardwalk and not crossing the dunes.
We looped back around and ended up under our very own house! Daddy is removing the boards that marked the "X."
Plastic shovels were the best tools we had.
"Look! We've found something!"
How many here would have predicted that the first thing she'd pull out of the treasure box was a smooth stone? Raise your hand, please.
"Look, a gold necklace!"
"Wow, so much stuff."
Back in the house, enjoying her treasure.