Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19, 2013

treasure hunt

So today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. To celebrate I thought I would finally get round to writing a round up of all our pirate activities.

A round up of fun pirate activities for kids

1. Pirate Costume

So you aren’t prepared to be a pirate? Here are some easy ideas to have a fun pirate day. First you need to dress like a pirate. This post will tell you how to do it using a few things you will have around the house.

pirate costume

If you want to make a tutu for your pirate then you can find full instructions here.

2. Treasure Chest

Every pirate needs a treasure chest. This one is made from a cardboard box. A shoe box works great and you probably have one at home after buying all those expensive school shoes. Look at this cardboard box treasure chest post for full instructions.

treasure chest

Another great way to treasure chest is this inventive idea from Red Ted Art to make an egg box treasure chest. It’s one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” ideas.

3. Have a treasure Hunt

Every pirate needs to go on a treasure hunt to find their treasure. Turn your sandpit into a treasure island and dig for treasure.

treasure hunt


4. Pirate treasure Sensory Bin

Once back inside pirates love to count their treasure. This pirate treasure sensory bin is great for toddlers and young children.

treasure hunt

You can even make your own treasure. I love this post about How to Make Pirate Treasure from Me and My Shadow.

5. Pirate Board Game

If you’re looking for a fun board game based on pirates then you can’t beast Walk the Plank from Orchard Toys.


6. Eat Pirate Biscuits

After all that hard pirating work you will need something to eat. Enjoy these tasty pirate biscuits, made using a gingerbread man cutter.

Pirate biscuits

7. Make a pirate ship

Make a cardboard boat to sail and take it to a river to launch.

Such a great idea - make cardboard boats using egg boxes and sail them - encourages creativity and team work

For another pirate boat made from a cereal box look here at Red Ted Art. Or look here for a more complicated pirate ship.

8. Treasure Chest Cake

If you have more time this treasure chest cake is amazing.

9. Pirate Activities

If you want more ideas for pirate activities to do then look here for pirate pictures and exploding treasure chests.

Another great pirate day out is here at Life at the zoo.

10. Pirate Party

You could have a while pirate party like Rainy Day Mum. I love the treasure map cake.

11. Pirate Cards

Make sure you write your thank yous using pirate cards.

12. Pirate Cake Pops

These pirate skull cake pops look tasty.

13. Pirate Crafts

For a great selection of pirate paper crafts including hats, galleons and swords have a look at Craftulate.

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