International Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Photo Credit: Vintage Teacher




Mellow Yellow Monday (I took this pic of a building. Reminds me of a pirates hang out.)

Talk Like a Pirate is a holiday! Barefoot Books has some great reading choices on children's books!
#1 Set sail with this band of buccaneers!
Sing-along high energy song. A must for every pre-school, daycare and kindergarten class; educational, too!

Travel the high seas with a lively band of buccaneers as they enjoy a melodic adventure aboard their galleon. Includes fun information about historical pirates, pirates around the world, and even a helpful chart naming the parts of a ship. Book with CD editions include song sung by Mark Collins.

Ages 3 to 7 years
Written By: Oscar Seaworthy
Illustrated By: Debbie Harter
Sung By: Mark Collins

Hardcover with CD $16.99 http://ladyd.barefootbooks.com


#2 Paperback Sticker Book $5.99

My grandsons love stickers. So much fun!

Get started on some piratical activities in this sea-based book. Puzzles, games, coloring, and word searches are supplemented by a full-spread sticker sheet, with reusable stickers.


Ages 3 to 7 years
Written By: Oscar Seaworthy
Illustrated By: Debbie Harter

#3 Paperback with Story CD $15.99
 I say,  these are great pirate stories from different countries. So much to learn!

Set sail with seven piratical tales brimming with adventure in this collection drawn from sources around the world. From mysterious and spooky to friendly and funny, the tales emphasize the qualities of bravery, imagination and compassion. Book with CD editions include stories read by Richard Hope.


Ages 4 to 9 years
Retold By: Richard Walker
Illustrated By: Olwyn Whelan
Narrated By: Richard Hope

Hardcover with Story CD $19.99 http://ladyd.barefootbooks.com

#4 Treasure Island: A Classic
#5 Pirate Pete

Other Barefoot Products
Pirates 100 Piece Puzzle $16.99

Raise the sails and stay the course with this colorful pirate ship puzzle. The 100 pieces come together to form a scene from The Barefoot Book of Pirates, and are stored in a colorful, keepsake tin box.


Ages 5 to 10 years
Illustrated By: Olwyn Whelan
Produced By: Mudpuppy Press

Little Pirates Gift Set

Set sail with this merry crew and enjoy all sorts of pirate fun with the hardcover edition of Port Side Pirates! with music CD, the paperback edition of Pirates Fun Activities and a Macaw Finger Puppet - all packaged in an eco-friendly, reusable green tote bag with gift tag.

Ages 3 to 7 years 

Finger Puppet $8.99

Teach this brightly colored parrot how to talk! This finger puppet is two and a half inches long and is sure to be a hit with younger fans of our pirate themed books.

Ages 3 to 8 years
Produced By: Folkmanis 

Here are some 'Pirate Jokes' for you to share on International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Credit: Vintage Teacher

Q. How much does it cost a pirate to get earrings?
A. A Buccaneer! 

Q. What is a pirates favorite kind of cookie? 
A. Ships Ahoy! 

Q. What do pirates like to eat? 
A. BARRRRbecue! 

Q. Why are pirates so mean? 
A. I don't know, they just ARRRRe! 

Q. How much did the pirate pay for his peg leg and hook? 
A. An arm and a leg! 

Q. Why didn't the pirate get hungry on the desert island? 
A. Because of all the sand which is there! 

Q. Why do pirates carry a bar of soap? 
A. So, if they are shipwrecked they can wash themselves to shore! 

Q. What do you get when you cross a pie and a rat? 
A. A Pie Rat! 

Q. Why did the pirate's phone go beep, beep, beep? 
A. Because he left it off the hook! 

Q. What's a pirates favorite color? 
A. Depends on the pirate! 

Q:  Why does it take pirate's so long to learn the alphabet?
A:  Because they get stuck at "C"!

Q:  What is a pirate's girlfriend called?
A:  Peggy

Q:  Why couldn't the pirate play cards?
A:  He was setting on the deck.

Knock knock!  Who's there?  Turner.  Turner who?  Turner round there is a pirate behind you.

Q:  What hook can't you hang your clothes on?
A:  Captain Hook!

Q:  What is a pirate's favorite kind of music?
A:  Arrr and B!

Q:  What do you call a pirate with two arms and two legs?
A;  A rookie!

Q:  Why was the pirate drafted first into the NBA?
A:  He had an awesome hook shot!

Pirate Jokes are from Olive Kids.com and Party Ideas Parade.com

Pirate Theme Activities:

1. Hand Hooks, Eye Patches and Buccaneer Hats
http://stepbystepcc.com/pirate.html

2. Pirate Flag and Compass
http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/pirates.html

3. Over The Deep Blue Sea
http://answers.yahoo.com 

'OVER THE DEEP BLUE SEA''
When I was one I'd just begun, the day I went to sea :
I jumped aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me,
"We're going this way, that way, forwards, backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of rum to warm me tum,
And that's the life for me,"
Da, da, da,da,
Da, da, da,

When I was two I lost my shoe the day I went to sea,

I jumped aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me,
"We're going this way, that way, forwards, backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of rum to warm me tum,
And that's the life for me,"
Da, da, da,da,
Da, da, da,

When I was three I skinned my knee.....


When I was four I locked the door.....


When I was five I was just alive..........


When I was six I brought some sticks...


When I was seven I came from Devon....


When I was eight I was almost late.....


When I was nine I walked the line .......


When I was ten I started again, the day i went to sea,

I jumped aboard a pirate ship
And the Captain said to me,
"We're going this way, that way, forwards, backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of rum to warm me tum,
And that's the life for me,"
Da, da, da,da,
Da, da, da.........

(Instead of the rum part, we say "some chewing gum goes on my tongue)

Here are the actions:

When I was one (indicate number by raising finger(s) for each verse)

I'd just begun, the day I went to sea :
I jumped aboard a pirate ship ("jump" - whether standing or seated!)
And the Captain said to me,
"We're going this way, that way, forwards, backwards, (rock body to one side and then the other then forwards and backwards)
Over the Irish Sea (indicate "Over" motion with hand)
A bottle of rum to warm me tum, (take swig from imaginary bottle then rub stomach)
And that's the life for me," (slap thigh theatrically on the word "that's" as a pantomime Principal Boy would.)
Da, da, da,da,
Da, da, da,


Today’s pirates are going to use a treasure that’s buried deep inside–their voices! The tune is Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes. The last line of each verse can be adapted for lots of different pirate actions. Let the kids think of some, too.

Pirates sail on the deep blue sea, deep blue sea, deep blue sea.
Pirates sail on the deep blue sea.  Swab the deck.

Pirates sail on the deep blue sea, deep blue sea, deep blue sea.
Pirates sail on the deep blue sea.  Bury some treasure.

Pirates sail on the deep blue sea, deep blue sea, deep blue sea.
Pirates sail on the deep blue sea.  Hoist the Jolly Roger.

Pirates sail on the deep blue sea, deep blue sea, deep blue sea.
Pirates sail on the deep blue sea.  Walk the plank.

Songs are an effective tool for various skills including auditory memory, careful listening, vocabulary, rhythm, patterning, language, voice expression and more. Singing can help kids practice patience when having to wait or give them something to do rather than be bored. It’s a good strategy to use for self-regulation and can be calming or energizing. Open up the treasure trunk and let your voices shine. Credit: http://123kindergarten.com





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