Yo ho ho! The ship’s about to sail! – Are you ready to have fun in an epic and unique adventure with the captain? Well, there are lots of things that you can do on a pirate excursion, and there’s nothing like learning a good lesson from some pirate learning activities.
Pirates come in all shapes and sizes, from different walks of life. The best pirates are always the wisest and quick-witted ones. They spend their downtime sharing knowledge and teaching skills to the next generation of pirates. That’s why it’s time to share the legends with a unique touch of creativity.
Nothing says pirate like these fantastic pirate activities you can do with your own Jolly Roger. You can learn the basics of an enjoyable life from the Old Salt himself. Thus, without further ado, here are some creative pirate activities for your kids and the whole family.
1. Board Games
We’re not talking about the board games that we know today. The pirates of history were always fond of using their imagination – all they needed was some dice, chips, and coins to play with. Like pirates, you can come up with tons of creative board games with your own rules and ideas using things you already have.
The good thing about pirate activities is that you are the master of your own game. Create a board game (or any game) and make it fun by creating your own rules. To make it interesting, make sure that everyone in the family gets to share their ideas!
2. Sing Songs and Play Music
The legends of sea shanties were not myths. In fact, pirates were known to create and sing their own songs while sailing. As per the captain himself, songs boosted morale and helped sailors focus on their duties on board. Although some pirates can play music on their own, they were too preoccupied with their work. That’s why pirate ships either hired musicians or captured them from other ships.
You would be surprised to know that, when they are not busy at all, they have a jolly good time dancing to stay active on a crowded ship. Many pirates even mastered their own dances for entertainment.
That said, pirate activities for preschool can always stay alive with some songs. To keep your young ones entertained and engaged while doing their favorite pirate activities, play some music to create an ambiance of pirate excitement.
3. Scavenger Hunts
Ah yes, a good old pirate never forgets to seek the finest booty of the islands – in this case, treasure! Most fun activities on the pirate ship require a fair share from everyone. Thus, this is perfect for a pirate-themed activity in preschool.
Scavenger hunts are fun to set up and play with your kids. The best part of it is that you get to do it anywhere inside and outside your home. You can ask them to find sweet treasures or gifts, or you can turn tidying up into a fun game by simply asking them to find and put back toys in their “treasure chest.”
Before anything else, make sure to have a treasure map (or pictures of the “treasure” to look for) and a crafted treasure chest (or container) for the kids to use.
4. Story Telling and Dress Up
Pirates always love a good story. In fact, this pirate learning activity is a good way for you to introduce the pirate fun in learning. Best of all, there are countless storybooks written about the good life of pirates, and some of them are easily available online.
Learn to teach like an Old Salt and connect with everyone “on-board” as an energetic and inspirational storybook teller. As they say, enthusiasm is contagious, so you have to show excitement for your kids to follow.
This pirate activity for kids may seem too common, but it’s the most straightforward way to teach your kids valuable lessons. While you’re at it, couple this activity with dress-up play and simple eye patch crafting using black foam and black yarn, and have some jolly-tastic fun!
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