September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. "Why," you may ask, "is there such a thing and how do we celebrate it?" These questions and many more can be answered by visiting the The Official Talk Like a Pirate Day website. But if you are looking for some quick and easy PG ideas on how to celebrate with children, try these links:
From "aye" to "poop deck," here is a fun list of words that will build children's pirate vocabulary.
Looking for pirate lesson plans from K-6th grade? This link offers oodles for most subject areas including Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies and even includes apps that can be used for adaptive purposes.
For crafts, snacks, books, and more idea, go to my Pinterest page, Everything Pirate-Arrr!
The one "must-do" on TLAPD is to share quality children's literature with a pirate theme! Here are two of my favs:
TOUGH BORIS by Mem Fox. Picture book pirates may not be so ruthless after all.
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. Being a pirate can be exciting for awhile, but at the end of the day, being a kid is better.
If you have a great idea to add to TLAPD, please share in a comment!