Fun Pirate Activities for Kids

Fun Pirate Activities for Kids to Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy Mateys! Did you know that September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? It seems that this rather silly but very fun international holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, matey! Or walk around growling Arrrr….

I just learned about Talk Like a Pirate Day late yesterday and decided to do a quick roundup of fun pirate activities that can easily be achieved on the fly – just in case you didn’t know about this holiday until now.

Pirate Crafts and Activities

Felt Treasure Map from Sew Can Do

Pirate Paper Plate Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Pirate’s Eye Patch craft from Spoonful

This nifty Pirate Telescope found on Multiple Mummy is made from paper tubes!

Loving this Pirate Sensory Play Bin idea found on Crafts-N-Things for Children.

Get this free Printable Pirate Scavenger Hunt.

Learn how to make a cool Pirate Hat from Newspaper or print this template to make one from construction paper.

Visit National Geographic Kids to take this fun Pirate Quiz to see how much pirate lore you know!

Printable Pirate Coloring Sheets

Pirate Boy from Coloring Pages 101

2 fun coloring pages can be found at Fun School – Pirate and Pirate Ship

Pirate Chest at 4 Krafty Kidz

Variety of pirate coloring pages and some fun pirate facts are available at Lucy Learns.

So what do you say, Matey? Will you be talking like a pirate today?

Print Friendly


  1. Blessie Nelson says:

    Honestly, I don’t understand why we teach our kids to honor people who were a menace to society. No wonder our society is drowning away in a moral quagmire.

  2. oh my boys would love to do these activities!

  3. These are cute! We made a pirate treasure chest one time a couple of years ago for Pirate Day, it was a fun activity for the boys and the girls to do!

  4. We love pirate stuff! Super cute and I will be sure to share this with my readers.

  5. My boys are going to love these, and they go with a study in history we are doing right now.

  6. Thanks for this list! I love pirates so naturally my son does too!

  7. Michelle F. says:

    my nephew loves pirates!

  8. JJ Caraway says:

    Thanks for the pirate activities, my grandson will love this.

  9. Danelle s says:

    Very cute ideas. My daughter would love these. Will have to try them with her

  10. shawntel smith says:

    Both my boys are in a pirate phase right now. Thanks for the cool ideas! That is something a little more neutral instead of Disney’s Jake.

  11. What fun activities! My son loves pirates!!!

  12. Jessica Fortner says:

    My little boy is a huge fan of pirates thanks to Jake and the Neverland Pirates! We definitely will have to try some of these.

  13. My son is just getting into pirates so he’ll love this! Thanks for the ideas.

  14. Thanks for sharing this, my son (4) would really love this and I have been looking for some new things to do with him. I bookmarked this for future use too, he loves pirates! :)

  15. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    My grandkids love playing pirates. Thank you for sharing these craft ideas. They will have fun making them and then fun playing pirates

Share Your Thoughts