Talk Like A Pirate Day Activites and Crafts for Kids

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Ahoy, me hearties! Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day, so grab your lads and lassies and teach them a few phrases that pirates be saying these days!

We have a little joke for ye lassies:

How could the pirate acquire the ship so cheaply?

Because it was on sail!!

Yo ho ho! So, there be so much to do with your lads and lassies, but we favorite activity involving pirates or privateers is making pirate hats.

How to make a wee little pirate hat with your lads and lassies:

  1. Take out a piece of paper.
  2. Fold the sheet of paper in half.
  3. Fold the top corners down towards the center of the page. Your paper should be in a rough triangle shape.
  4. Lift the front bottom flap and fold that up.
  5. Flip the paper over, then lift the bottom flap and fold it up; your pirate hat should be complete!

And remember, talk like a pirate today! Arggh.

To help ye out on this fine day, we will share some great pirate phrases with ye:

Ye – you

Me – my

Ahoy, me hearties! – Hello, my friends!

Thar she blows! – Whale sighting

Seadog – old pirate or sailor

Savvy? – do you understand and do you agree?

Privateer – government-sponsored pirates

Jolly Roger – a pirate’s flag including the white skull and crossbones of a black field

Avast ye – stop and pay attention

Doubloons – coins, or coins found in pirate stashes

Complete your day reading a kid’s pirate book!

36 Responses to “Talk Like A Pirate Day Activites and Crafts for Kids”

  1. Katherine September 19, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    Thanks for all the great ideas. Kids for some reason love pirates

  2. Misses Giveaways September 19, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    My kids love dressing up! We will have to do this today.

  3. Nicole September 19, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Thanks for the ideas! My kids will love making the hats.

  4. Auri Lae September 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I can’t wait until my little one is old enough to really enjoy this holiday. Did everyone get their free donuts today?

  5. Theresa J September 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Thank you for all these great fun ideas

  6. Charlotte S September 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    My 3 yr old son is obsessed with pirates right now, this is great!

  7. Becky Marie September 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    I love this pirate day!

  8. Cassandra Eastman September 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    How fun! I’ll have to teach my 3 year old this Pirate those words! For talk like a pirate day he dressed up and we went to krispy kreme for free doughnuts!!!

  9. Kelly D September 20, 2012 at 5:09 am #

    My kids would love to make a pirate hat. Good jokes too!

  10. Mary W September 20, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    Talking like a pirate seems to be universal. Everybody knows how to say a few pirate words. And it’s a great smile maker especially when you are out and about with the kids.

  11. kelly September 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    These are fun ideas.

  12. Brittany C September 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    This is easy enough! My daughter would love this project, thanks for sharing!

  13. Stacey B September 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    I wish I hadn’t have missed this. Oh well, I guess it doesn’t have to be pirate day to do fun pirate activities!

  14. Alex Liz Robinson September 21, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    This looks so fun! Thanks for the instructions!

  15. Wild Orchid September 21, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    My son loves pirate related anything, so he would love this! Thanks for the idea.

  16. christal c w September 21, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    I love the costume and the pirate phrases. My children and I just loves using the terms. They even got their friends in on the fun.

  17. Jennifer Peaslee September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    I like the pirate hat idea. Cute and simple, and with so many options for decorating your own!

  18. susan smoaks September 21, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    there are a lot of great ideas here

  19. Melanie Montgomery September 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    It’s so cute I love pirate hats.

  20. Jennifer Young September 23, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    So cute! My girls have pirate costumes and love to dress up in them! They have a few sayings, but a lot on your list are ones they don’t know, it’ll be fun to teach them these! 🙂

  21. Ashley S September 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Haha! Great post.. We use Jolly Roger a lot in our house!

  22. Eileen September 24, 2012 at 3:32 am #

    Wow, what a great little education on proper Pirate “speak”. I had no idea what most of them mean! We missed it THIS year, but next year will have an almost two year old grandson whom comes here for care, so am sure all the kids will get in on the fun then. Have to be thinking up some ideas for a curriculum by then for the four kids here. Thanks!

  23. shelly September 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    Thanks for clearing up the pirate speak! My son loves pirates.

  24. naomi c September 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Can we celebrate after the fact?! I missed it! 🙂

  25. Stephanie Larison September 26, 2012 at 3:49 am #

    Thank you for the ideas, my daughter loves playing pirates!

  26. Laura @FoodSnobSTL September 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Such cute ideas!!

  27. Jessica Eaton Ledford September 27, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    We missed Talk Like a Pirate Day but I think we might make our own at home 🙂 Thanks for the great ideas!

  28. stony September 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Great ideas, will definitely be trying some of these

  29. Angie October 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Great ideas, so much fun.

  30. ColleenMarie82 October 2, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Great idea, always looking for fun things to keep the kids entertained!

  31. vera p. October 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    This is perfect for my son. Thanks for sharing ways to learn pirate speak, my son is fascinated by pirates and he says a few things now like “Arrgh Maties”, “Ahoy”, etc. This will be great to help me participate in on all the fun!

  32. Katie October 6, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Such a fun idea. My son would love this.

  33. Melissa Moreno October 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    My sons love pirates, now we have some new play words!

  34. domestic diva October 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Fun! Fun! Fun!

  35. cynthia layton October 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    tee hee my dd loves pirates even has the costume pictured above

  36. Gina Ferrell October 9, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Thanks for the tips and my kids love doing fun activities on the weekends with the family. My boys love pirates.