My kids, especially Elias, have always loved pirates. There's something awfully interesting about those scallywag pirates, probably thanks to Jake & The Neverland Pirates. Living on the open sea, going on treasure hunts, getting crazy body modifications like peg legs and hand hooks – pirates are the kind of nautical adventurers kids love.
Whether your kids have been bitten by the pirate bug and you are looking for something fun to do, or your having a pirate party or celebrating Talk Like a Pirate day, these 20 pirate activities will inspire you.
Your little pirates can make pirate puppets, pirate ships, and clothespin pirate dolls. Help your child make a treasure map! Create a treasure hunt in the backyard – you can make Hodge Podge Craft's giant salt dough doubloons to hide. Your own pirates will have to work together to follow the map and find all of that glorious gold. Walk the Plank is a fun way to teach skip counting. Get your crew together and have a blast with these pirate activities!
The Mom Creative – Pirate Treasure Hunt with Clues
Crafts by Amanda – Paper Bag Pirate Puppet
While He Was Napping – DIY Treasure Map
Life Over C's – Pirate Play Dough Number Mat
Gift of Curiosity – Pirate Ship Fine Motor Craft
Kids Activities Blog – Clothespin Pirate Dolls
Glued to My Crafts Blog – Popsicle Stick Pirate Ship
I Heart Crafty Things – Paper Plate Pirate
And Next Comes L – Pirate Soup Water Sensory Play
Crafty Morning – Handprint Pirate Craft
Red Ted Art – Egg Carton Treasure Chest
Hodge Podge Craft – Giant Salt Dough Doubloons
Jessica's Coupons – DIY Spy Glass
Fun a Day – Discovery Pirate Bottle
East Coast Mommy Blog – Simple Pirate Hook
Kids Activities Blog – Wooden Pirate Sword Tutorial
Suga Aunts – Pirate Puppet Craft
Life Over C's – Printable Pirate Board Game
Learn Create Love – Pirate Craft
The Classroom Creative – Pirate Math Activity – Walk the Plank
More Helpful Posts
I've written several other posts that might be helpful during this time.
Online Learning & Craft Kits for Kids at Home: This post is full of tons of free and affordable resources to educate and entertain your kids while schools are shut down.
Hand Sanitizer + Free Cleaning, Beauty or Baby Products: Check out this offer from Grove Collaborative to get $30 in free products with any order of $20 or more. With everything from paper towel to vitamins to hand sanitizer, you can get it all from Grove.
Free Kindle Unlimited: Amazon has extended its free offer for Kindle Unlimited. Especially perfect if you are homebound now, especially because they have so many books for kids and adults.
$35 off Home Chef: Get fresh ingredients to make amazing meals at home. Your first box is $35 off, making it as low as $14.80. We have used this service since November and it is awesome.
Read Your Books Challenge: With libraries across America closing or already closed, this is the perfect opportunity to join the #ReadYourBooks challenge and read more of the books you already own. Get the details + free printables here.
21 Rainy Day Activities: This post has been getting lots of traffic and is full of fun ideas.
Activities to Do With Kids on School Break: Most of these are still applicable, even if you are staying home.