Pirate Activities

Pirate activities galore for kids including treasure boxes, swords, patches, parrots, boats and more ...

The other weekend whilst digging our new pond … very exciting! … we found pirate treasure …

Long ago … maybe about the time of the Romans ūüėČ … the pirates sailed up the hidden river at the end of our road … and hid the treasure in the old marsh which is now our garden …

And it has stayed hidden all this time until we found it … wow!¬†Cue, pirate fun galore with some inspiration from these fabulous ideas …

 

Pirate Activities Galore


Just in case you can’t find any pirate treasure buried in your garden, you could paint some stones like these at¬†MemeTales¬†…


… or make your own¬†shiney gems¬†….


… and you could hide some in these fabulous treasure stones from¬†Oh Amanda¬†¬†…


Every pirate needs a treasure box like this one from¬†Nurture Store¬†to keep their treasure in …


Pirate maps don’t need to be complicated … ripped up brown paper bags like these from B Nute¬†…


… or some scrumpled paper stained with tea will do the trick …


…. but if mummy was organised like¬†Life with Moore Babies¬†she could create a treasure hunt map complete with movement instructions …


You can make a pirate hook out of duct taped plastic cup and a hook made from scrunched foil like this one from All For the Boys ….


You could make an incredibly fancy pirate boat …¬†Red Ted Art¬†has instructions for a lovely toy sized one …


… but I love the sails on these simple cardboard boxes from Kirsten Can¬†…


… and as Inner Child Fun shows you just can’t beat the laundry basket …


… or if you want something tiny, how cool are these little boats made from walnut shells?


Every self respecting pirate needs a good sword! You could make wooden ones like these on Kids Activities Blog¬†…


… or if you wanted something less likely to do damage make up rolled up paper ones like these from Filth Wizardry


A pirate eye patch can be made out of any old bit of black felt … packs of multi-coloured felt should be given out to all mums the moment they’re kids are born! … but if you did want to do something a little bit fancier Graces Favours has a tutorial …


All empty kitchen rolls in our house become instant “ahoys” … aka telescopes … but if you did want to make a glossy shiney one you could cover the roll in duct tape like this one from Handmade Charlotte¬†…


… and you could even pop a distant pirate ship at the end like The Gold Jellybean¬†…


If your crocheting skills are up to it you could make this fabulous parrot from Ildiko


Or if they’re not … mine aren’t! … you could make these from JBMumOfOne


… if your pirate needs some war paint check out this fabulous face painting tutorial … A Peek Into My Paradise


And if your kids are pirate crazy but you’re short on time check out this kit from¬†Kiwi Crate¬†which has a whole load of pirate making crafts including hats, maps, treasure chest, flags, eye patches & parrots … all ready to go …

So there you are, loads of pirate fun … but don’t assume pirates are just play!

Sorting Sprinkles¬†has a fab series of posts working learning activities into pirate fun …¬†¬†¬†…

And if you’re looking for fab pirate books check out some of our favourites …
Captain Pugwash
Pirates in Underpants
Peter Pan
Treasure Island
The Pirates Next Door

 

10 thoughts on “Pirate Activities”

  1. What a fun, creative idea! The weather has been so dreadful here, this is a perfect fun activity (not the treasure hunt in the garden… although hunting for treasure in the snow would make it interesting!).
    Love your blog!

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