While you are celebrating, learn some fun pirate-talk on this holiday that started back in 1995 when John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Albany, Oregon proclaimed 19th September each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.
PrintActivities.com has plenty of pirate-themed printable puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot games, and coloring pages.
BusyBeeKidPrintable.com has several pirate word searches you can print.
Kaboose has puzzles, online pirate games, crafts and printables.
Family Fun has a pirate word scramble printable.
ABCTeach.com has pirate coloring pages, word searches, crossword puzzles and word scrambles.
Disney has several easy-to-make crafts for kids including Jack Sparrow’s hat, a Jolly Roger flag and a compass.
DLTK Kids has instructions for making a treasure map. Every pirate needs one!
How to Talk Like a Pirate
Here’s a kid friendly list of “pirate speak”:
AVAST: A nautical term meaning “What’s up?” or “What are you doing?”
PIECE OF EIGHT: Spanish silver coin, often cut into pieces to make change.
WALK THE PLANK: A dire punishment in which one must walk off a wooden board on the side of a ship and fall into the ocean.
DOUBLOON: A gold coin minted by Spain or Spanish colonies, worth about seven weeks’ pay for an average sailor.
SHIVER ME TIMBERS!: An expression of surprise or fear.
Example: “Shiver me timbers! I just saw a ghost ship!”
See more “pirate speak” on Disney’s Family.com.
Fun for adults: If you use Facebook, don’t forget to change your page over to pirate-talk: How to talk like a pirate on Facebook.