The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy. This post contains affiliate links.
Argh, matey! Are you searching for some super fun pirate crafts to explore with your kids? Need some pirate books for read aloud time?
We’re sharing our very favorite pirate craft ideas, along with pirate themed books to enjoy together. File these away in your treasure chest today!
Need to work on math skills? Don’t miss this Pirate’s Gold Number Play activity.
Upcycle simple white T shirts to make perfect pirate costumes for the whole family.
Fine motor skill practice has never been more fun! I LOVE this idea for pirate’s treasure playdough. Gather up all the trinkets in your house and create tiny treasures.
Flannel boards are a great way to expand upon story time with little ones. This pirate patch game is one of our favorites.
Let all the kids pretend play with this simple DIY pirate hook.
If you’re planning a pirate party or need a rainy day activity, add this treasure dig to your list.
Create some amazing ocean sensory play for your pirates with this ocean foam.
Every pirate needs a parrot — get out your feathers and use this template to create your own.
Keep your eyes on the horizon with this DIY spyglass.
No child will be able to resist this gold slime!
Pirate Books to Enjoy with Your Kids
Once you’re done creating with your children, grab a glass of water and settle in for some of these great reads!
This story of a pirate who loses his glass eye just may bring you to tears.
Shiver Me Letters :
Work on letter recognition and have fun with your young sailors!
The Pirate Cookbook:
Want to get your kids in the kitchen? Don’t miss these ideas for kid chefs — all the recipes are ocean related!
Moms will find their little pirate boys, no matter if they have to fight sea creatures to succeed!
I Love my Pirate Papa:
This one is perfect for dads to read aloud at bedtime.
Pirates Don’t Change Diapers:
There’s only one thing that terrify pirates: BABIES!
How I Became a Pirate:
Young Jeremy finds that there are things that he misses dearly when he joins Captain Beard. Another beauty illustrated by David Shannon.
Grandma and the Pirates:
What happens when pirates snatch Grandma and her noodle pudding? Don’t miss the story!
If you’re weary of making your own pirate voices, put this classic from Robert Louis Stevenson on to play while the kids are eating lunch.
Pirates Guide to 1st Grade:
What sort of adventures can a young pirate and his crew discover at school?
What’s your very favorite pirate craft? Did I miss a pirate book that your family loves? Leave your best ideas in the comments!
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|Dianna Kennedy is the mother of six, writing at The Kennedy Adventures. She shares resources for Catholic homeschooling, including the list of Catholic saints her children will study this year. You’ll find advice for managing a large family, like tips for managing smoother mornings with your kids. Connect with her on G+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.|