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Pirate Day for Kids

Pirate Day: Fun for Kids


Arrgh!  It’s a day to act like a pirate, search for hidden treasure

and set sail on the high seas!



Get into Character

What’s a pirate day without some cool dress-up! 

  • Tie an old bandana around their head
  • Put on an eye patch
  • Make your own sword 
  • Use some make-up to draw a scar on their face
  • Speak like a pirate today


Pirate Activities

  • Color with Jake & the Neverland Pirates
  • Have kids use their imagination (and maybe a blanket and pillows) to create their own pirate fort.               Or, head outside with a old sheet and see if the can set up a sail in the yard!
  • Food ideas:
    • Here’s an AMAZING idea for a treasure map tortilla!
    • Use plastic swords to make fruit kabobs
    • Goldfish crackers are always a favorite (fish for the ocean and gold is what pirates search for)


Fun Picture Books

Kids will enjoy some of these pirate-themed books.  Most area very tame for younger readers and we’ve included affilite links so you can check the reviews and details.


Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC

On a Pirate Ship

Pirate Girl


Great Pirate Read-Alouds (or books for ‘older’ pirates)



Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House, No. 4)

Pirates (Magic Tree House Research Guide)

Shipwreck on the Pirate Islands (Geronimo Stilton, No. 18)

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

The Mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate (Real Kids, Real Places)

Treasure Island


Take in a Movie, Matee!

 For some kids, pirates can be a little scary.  So, if you have a young one, try Jake or Peter Pan.


Peter Pan DVD

Jake & The Never Land Pirates


For more adventurous souls, here are some classic pirate films!


Muppet Treasure Island


Treasure Island