Pirate Activities

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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 😉 … 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

 

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Hello, I'm Luci, Editor of Mums Make Lists. MML is full of creative tips I’ve put together to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy mums and their families.

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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