Ahoy Matey! Do you know what’s happening on Saturday, September 19th? All the little buccaneers should know it’s Talk Like A Pirate Day! Check out all these fun pirate activities to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day!
I had the pleasure of speaking with pirate professor Billy Bones early this week to learn more about Pirate School and fun pirate ideas for Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Why is it important for kids to learn to be good pirates? Billy explained that kids yearn for excitement just like pirates and pirate adventures can keep kids active and healthy. Here are some fun Talk Like a Pirate day activities to do with kids.
I don’t know about your kids but my boys LOVE doing obstacle courses, Elliot is constantly creating his own in the living room.
Obstacle courses are awesome because they can be set up indoors or outdoors, and customized to various age and skill levels. Plus no special equipment is necessary.
Sandbox Treasure Hunt
A sandbox treasure hunt is an easy activity to set up in an existing sandbox or temporarily in a little plastic pool. Just buy a few jewels or gold doubloons to hide in the sand.
Pirates don’t dance, they jig. Find some fun pirate themed music online and play a game of Freeze Dance… I mean Freeze Jig!
The Tunnel Crawl (designed by Billy Bones himself) is another fun activity with no special equipment required! Have everyone line up, front to back and assume the “Pirate Position” with their feet spread shoulder width apart, hands on hip and heads held high
. The Treasure Tunnel is formed between their spread feet! Starting at the back of the “tunnel” each kid will slither like a snake, on their bellies, through the entire length of the “tunnel.”
Upon exiting the “tunnel” each lil pirate assumes their “Pirate Position,” at the end of line forming the next part of the tunnel. This allows each child to shimmy their way through the Treasure Tunnel!
Tug O’ War
This one should be self explanatory. 🙂
Similar to Duck, Duck, Goose except you say Pi, Pi Pirate!
Design Your Own Treasure Map
A pile of parchment paper and a tub of crayons is all you need for buccaneers to dream up their own map. Their custom treasure map doubles as a take-home keepsake of the “Best Pirate Party Ever!”
Crab crawling is an elementary school P.E. staple. It’s a little safer than wheelbarrow racing but still lots of fun. Keep it tricky by making the kids race backwards!
Walk the Plank
Walking The Plank requires a little more set up but kids LOVE it. I think using all blue and green balloons would make it even more authentic for jumping into the water.
After playing like a pirate, it’ll be time to fuel up and eat like a pirate too! Check out these fun and healthier pirate snack ideas:
- Pirate’s Booty portioned out in snack cones
- Fruit Kabobs
- Octopus hotdogs
Pirate’s Booty is the gluten-free baked rice and corn puff snack, to set sail on a day filled with adventure with your little buccaneers. The better-for-you snack brings adventure and imagination to the table—quite literally!—every day. Pirate’s Booty is baked, not fried and does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It also has 0 grams trans-fat per serving and is certified gluten free.
More Fun Pirate ideas:
- Pirate Food Ideas and more for a Pirate Birthday Party
- Jake and the Neverland Pirates Costume
- Make a Pirate Spyglass
This post was originally sponsored by Pirate's Booty and published on September 17, 2015.