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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! 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.
I asked Billy Bones which lesson kids loved the most at Pirate School. He admitted they actually liked quite a few with “Standing like pirates, snacking like pirates and their final exam, a grandiose sea battle – where they use finger pirate swords” being their most favorite! I hope Pirate School comes out to Arizona sometime soon, I know my boys would love to meet Billy Bones in person! In the mean time I have a great list of pirate activities for Talk Like a Pirate Day this weekend!
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
Similar to Duck, Duck, Goose except you say Pi, Pi Pirate!
Design Your Own Treasure Map
Professor Bones suggests that little guppies design their very 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 them 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
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