Pirates are a timeless pretend play theme and just as popular today as when I was a kid. I loved playing pirates with my best friend, Justin. We used our little sisters for captives (sorry), garbage can lids for shields (did pirates actually have shields?) and sticks for swords. All you need is imagination and a love of adventure!
Since Halloween is coming up, you might want to start your pirate play adventures now, especially if your child wants to be a pirate for Halloween.
Learn about pirates with great picture books, sticker books, and non-fiction books. Here are some good books to get you started.
Shiver Me Letters, A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long
Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
Pirate Sticker Book
Pirate by Richard Platt
Pirate by Christopher Maynard
Be a pirate! You'll need:
- a bandana
- an eye patch
- a sword (you can make yourself)
- a ship
Do pirate things.
- Bury gold.
- Search for treasure.
- Make a pirate flag.
- Walk the plank. Try not to use your little sister though.
- Learn pirate lingo with this pirate word mat.
- Play the Pesky Pirates game.
* Check out this cute pirate birthday party from the blog Makes and Takes. It makes me want to have a pirate birthday party!