Arrr! How could I nearly let International Talk Like a Pirate Day slip by without posting about it! Tsk!
Never fear. I’ve assembled a few pirate goodies for you to take part with your wee pirates with what’s left of the day.
You can check out the Magical Childhood archives to help your kids choose their pirate names.
You can find sunken treasure at National Geographic education.
You can make Jack Sparrow’s tricorne hat cookies. Any cookie stuffed with peanut butter cups is a winner in my book!
You can find pirate crafts and activities at DLTK-kids.
You can make quick and easy (adorable!) newspaper swords, bandana pirate skirts and more at alphamom.
You can find activities for junior pirates (even a pirate curriculum!) at talk like a pirate day (the main site is not always child-friendly).
Lastly, you can have fun with the kids translating text (poetry, news items, homework!) into pirate speak at the english to pirate translator.
And for fun for the grown-ups, be sure to change your Facebook language to pirate for the day!
- Click the Gear icon at the top of the Facebook page and select Account Settings.
- The account settings page opens and the language setting is the last one in the list.
- Click the Edit link next to it. The Choose Primary drop-down list appears.
- Click the drop-down list and click on Pirate English.
And with that, me hearties, I’m off to t’ play with me sprogs!
Have a swashbucklin’ day!