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Don’t miss these Talk Like a Pirate Day activities your kids will love! Choose from this collection of crafts, books, and hands-on pirate activities!
One fun holiday to celebrate with your preschoolers is Talk Like a Pirate Day. It falls on September 19 each year, and is a great day to focus on all things pirate.
Here are five fun ways you can celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with your little ones.
Talk Like a Pirate Day activities
Read books about pirates. Whether you read aloud a pirate-themed chapter book, such as Pirates Before Noon, or a fun pirate-themed picture book, preschoolers will get a kick out of learning more about the life of a pirate.
Send kids on a treasure hunt. You can hide some gold coins, draw a treasure map, and send your little ones on a treasure hunt in the house or backyard.
You can also help them make some magic treasure rocks. Send them on treasure hunt to find the rocks, and then let them “melt” the rocks to find the hidden treasure.
No pirate-themed day is complete without dressing like a pirate. Make a simple hook or a newspaper hat for your preschooler to wear. You can find a cheap eye patch at a dollar store or costume shop. Or, you can make a whole pirate costume with every day clothes and a roll of duct tape.
Talk Like a Pirate (Of Course…)
Check out one or more of these sites for “talk like a pirate” ideas:
• Learn How to Talk Like a Pirate | Rockin’ Boys
• Talk Like a Pirate Day Name Generator | Teachers Pay Teachers (FREE)
• Talk Like a Pirate Printable Vocabulary Cards | Scattered Squirrel
Eat Like a Pirate
• fish and chips – a small serving of potato chips and goldfish crackers
• pirate ship on the ocean – Slice an orange and place a small paper flag on it (with a toothpick). Serve the orange “boat” in a cup of blue jello (ocean).
• Make fruit kabobs skewered with plastic pirate (cocktail) swords.
• cannon balls – Whoppers candy or cheese balls
Must Have Resources:
When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand.
Pirate Books for Kids
Fill your book basket with a great collection of pirate books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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The Pirates Next Door – Meet the Jolley-Rogers — a pirate family who is moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town, while they fix up their ship…
There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish – There was an old pirate . . . who swallowed a fish, a bird, a map, some gold, and even a whole pirate ship! Will the Old Pirate sink to the bottom of the deep, dark sea? Yo ho ho! Watch his belly grow!
Pirate Boy – After reading his favorite book about a pirate boy, Danny wonders what would happen if he sailed away on a pirate ship. Luckily, his mother reassures him that she would find him, even if she had to swim on a dolphin, battle sea monsters, and wield a bottle of pirate-shrinking magic spray to do it!
Round Out Your Pirate Unit with These Activities:
Teach your preschoolers how to play tic-tac-toe with this pirate tic-tac-toe game. It’s perfect for Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Don’t Rock the Boat is a fun game in which preschoolers take turns stacking their pirates without sending them overboard!
Preschoolers can work on their handwriting skills with these pirate-themed handwriting worksheets.
You could round up a handful of hands-on activities to build the perfect pirate unit study for preschoolers.
Which of these Pirate Day activities will you do with your preschoolers?