I love this! We'd probably be making one every other year but who cares it's so cute! -- read How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon -- Yes the sail moves up and down! And yes, there is a huge anchor in the back! I love the "walk the plank" and tape a shark fin or two around the plank and you're set!!
Cotton reels & lolly sticks & Velcro! Great for making and breaking words. Use with words/pictures to make sentences/stories, laminate blank paper and use as a whiteboard to write in missing words. Make sums with numbers. Use pictures of the children and use as counters for games (or use coloured stars, shapes etc.) Many uses!! Literacy and numeracy, English and math, school, activity ideas