We’ve been participating in Jump Into a Book’s Summer Reading Adventure, and we just finished reading Treasure Island, the classic by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Our Treasure Island Days
It was admittedly a difficult book in some ways for all of my boys to get into, mainly because of the style of the language, but in the end, we all enjoyed it. In addition to following along with Jump Into a Book’s pirate adventures, we came up with some more activities to stretch our adventure further:
- The boys set up their toy pirate ship and recreated the battle scenes from the story.
- Much time was spent dressing up in pirate gear and staging stunt-man worthy sword fights and treasure hunts.
- We watched Pirates of the Caribbean and discussed its similarities to Treasure Island.
- We also watched Treasure Island (1990).
- I found some Treasure Island coloring books for $1 apiece–the boys enjoyed coloring in them while I read the chapters aloud each night. This activity helped keep the squirms and wiggles from becoming a distraction and allowed everyone to listen and get involved in the story.
- We put together wood craft kits that the boys painted and glued together to make their own pirate ships.