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.
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?