From sailing across the seven seas, to discovering hidden
treasure, pirates have a life that any child would romanticize. Children watch
them as they spend their lives on the open sea, falling asleep every night
under a sky full of stars. That’s the life!
So why not make your child’s dream come true and let them
experience pirates of their own? Here are some fun activities you can do with
your child during playtime to let them walk the plank and jump into the life of
a real pirate.
Talk Like a Pirate
Aaarrr, matey! Time for ye to walk the plank!
What could be more fun that spending playtime with your
child as you only speak like a pirate. Pick out a few key phrases to learn, and
use them in each applicable situation. Yell to them “ahoy!” as they come in for
breakfast in the morning, call them a ‘matey’ all day long, and when you head
to the grocery store let them know that you’re in search for your ‘pirate
Letting your children speak like pirates will give them a
glimpse into the life of a real scoundrel.
Playtime With Pirate
Figures At Home
Now you can bring these lawless seafarers into your own home
with the new Pirates collectible set. Each of these pirate figures has a
comically large heads, and all have faces with different pirate expressions. Every
one of them is carrying a weapon to use against other enemy ships, and all of
them are painted in a different way to represent their own style. They also
each have their own names and short background stories to create a collective
tale of piracy.
These collectible Pirates can be used individually,
or can be gathered together to sail away as an army of pirate figures during
playtime. The arms and legs of these characters can be moved around, making
these ocean scofflaws the perfect addition to your child’s secret chest of
Write Your Own Pirate
Pirate stories are some of the most incredible tales of
adventure and mystery. From Blackbeard, to Barbarossa, to Calico Jack, each has
a brilliant background that spans across seas and oceans.
If your child loves the idea of hopping on a ship and
sailing across the world, have them write their own pirate story to weave a
tale of their own. Every good pirate story includes a good pirate name, a
famous ship, a sea on which they’re sailing, and hidden treasure they must
uncover together. Anything else is up to you!
Encourage your child to be as creative as possible when
writing his or her own pirate story. They can include details about talking
parrots, golden swords, ships with cannons, mischievous alligators or
crocodiles, or any other crazy ideas they can think of. Anything is possible in
the wide world of pirates!
Have Fun On the Sea
Because of their life of freedom and adventure, pirates have
become small heroes for children all around. If your child envisions a life on
the sea, use these fun activities to set sail and see the world together.