Ahoy ye landlubbers! It be that time of year when we talk like scallywags and fight with swords! September 19th be “Talk Like A Pirate” day, and we have all the best, easy pirate ideas to celebrate right here! Read on, if ye dare…
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First things first, if ye want to be a pirate, ye have to dress like a pirate, YAAAAR!
No-sew Captain Hook- No-sew? That means easy-peasy! If you’re anything like me (frazzled, tired, overwhelmed, but happy…), then this costume from Inspired By Family Mag is for you!
Last Minute Kids’ Pirate Costume- I like the simplicity of this one by Apple Green Cottage. It’s easy to make, yet still screams “AVAST!”
Pirate Lady’s Costume- Love this costume from Sarah Forshaw! It’s perfect for all us adults out there, just totally adulting the pirate thang.
Cardboard Swords- A pirate costume isn’t complete without a sword! Check this one out from Parents.
Ye be needin’ pirate food in yer belly before ye leave on your adventure!
Hotdog Octopus- Shiver me timbers! A hotdog kraken! Here’s Work It Mom with instructions.
And what be a pirate without a pirate’s treasure?
Printable Treasure Map- Here’s a great map from Lil Luna!
DIY Treasure Map- If you’re feeling adventurous, here’s instructions from While They Snooze on how to make your own!
Treasure Chest for Toddlers- This one from I Can Teach My Child is so cute for little pirates!
Pirate Doubloons Treasure Hunt- I love this unique take on treasure hunts from The Imagination Tree!
Crafts & Activities
These crafts be the perfect thing for yer little pirates!
Sea-view Telescope- If you ever need a quick beach escape, you can always borrow this spyglass from your little one! Go to One Time Through for instructions on how to make this sea-view telescope.
Perfect Parakeets- What’s a pirate without a talking parrot? Make one of these cute little guys from Pop Goes the Page.
Exploding Treasure Chests- These treasure chests from Fun A Day look so entertaining, I might have to try them out for myself!
Pirate Songs- Time to put on a pirate musical with these songs from Let’s Play Music!
Captain Hook Ring Toss- Test your aim with this fun game from Miss Meg’s Story Time.
Homemade Gems- Make your own colorful treasure with this easy recipe from Kids Play Box!
Aaarrr, what need ye books for? Pirates don’t read!
Pirates Love Underpants– The title alone should be enough to convince you that your little pirates will love this one!
Goodnight Pirate– After a long pirate adventure, this book will be just the thing to settle your little ones down for the night.
Pirate Pete– Ok, not gonna lie. Sometimes, reading children’s books can be a little… slow. Not this one though! You and your grandchild will both love this story and probably read on repeat.
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC– Both piratey and educational.