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Our family LOVES pirates. The first time my husband & I heard about International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19) on the radio, we were smitten! When we had kids, my daughter became obsessed with pirates thanks to Peter Pan. We decided to make a day of it, dressing up like pirates, watching pirate movies & listening to pirate music. Since we started school, Talk Like a Pirate Day has morphed into full-on Pirate WEEK. One year it even coincided with a tall ship festival & pirate pancake breakfast!
Here are the resources that we’ve used for Pirate Week from Age 3 – early First Grade.
Uncle Pete the Pirate
Uncle Pete’s Pirate Adventure
See Inside Pirate Ships (Usborne Flap Book)
Dirty Joe, The Pirate
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC
Pirates Go To School
Pirates Don’t Change Diapers
Do Pirates Take Baths?
How I Became A Pirate
1001 Pirate Things to Spot
Printable Worksheets / Lapbooks
Pirate Lapbook @Homeschool Creations
Pirate Pack @ 2 Teaching Mommies
- Twisty Noodle Copywork
Pre-k Pirate Pack @ Over the Moon
- Pirate Printables @ 3 boys & a dog
- Pirate Pack @ Itsy Bitsy Learners
- $1.25 – Pirate Pals @ Little Monkeys Printables
- Pirate pages for purchase @ Owen’s Family
- $4.00 – Pirate Pack @ Teachers Pay Teachers
- Talk Like a Pirate – Mini Cards
- Pirate Preschool Unit
- Ahoy Matey! Lapbook
- Pirate Printable Addition Activities Sums 11 through 20
- Ahoy Mates ! Printable math and literacy activities
- Pirate! Copywork & Fun!
- All Pirates! A Fun Study!
Activities / Crafts
- Sensory play
- Pirate’s Cove (themed miniature golf)
- Boat/ship themed playground equipment
- Decorate wood treasure chests
- Make pixie dust/treasure bags
- Sword fighting (we bought ours at the dollar store at halloween)
- Spyglass (from paper towel rolls)
- Pirate treasure nature scavenger hunt (link to printable)
Jake & the Neverland Pirates
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (VeggieTales)
The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything Soundtrack
Pirates of the Caribbean – Swashbuckling Sea Songs
Jake & the Neverland Pirates – Pirate Rock (We don’t have this, but the girls would love it!)
Our kids love to play dress-up we bought some halloween costumes one year. They got a ton of use, were washed many times & are holding up pretty well.
And when we pick a theme / obsession, we go all out. This year we started collecting the Playmobil Pirates toys for Pirate Week. We also already had the Musical Bucky from J&TNP that they are playing with, too.
We also had Jake & the Neverland pirates coloring books & stickers from Lil’ Bit’s last birthday. Those are pretty easy to find at Walmart or Dollar Tree.
What do you use for your tots-first grade for pirate fun?