This is such a wonderful day to decorate, dress up, feature pirate books from your collection, create pirate hats and other crafts, and explore fun digital tools and websites to celebrate and learn more about pirates.
As you get ready for Talk Like A Pirate Day in your community, I want to share a few things that will help you prepare for one of the best days yet!
There are picture books, nonfiction books, chapter books and biographies for students all of ages.
You will find a variety of formats too, including eBooks.
Here are several new books that your readers will love.
"... the fierce Captain Jake discovers a treasure map that leads him and his pirate crew (and parrot, too) right to the...library. Ms. Benitez, the librarian, welcomes the pirates to the library-as long as they behave! The search is on for the treasure promised to be hidden within the library. It's not too long before all the pirates are captivated by the treasure they find on the bookshelves."
How fun would this be to use as you....
Yarr, Pirate Maps. You can create a map to use that ties into this book and even your own library.
This would be fun to use as you prepare for Talk Like A Pirate Day in your school too. You could make a map marking the school, library, or classroom....and even mark a special location within your town.
I put in our house in Iowa and it created this pirate map with the red X on our house as you can see above.
Now for some fun, engaging and informational crafts and online resources, projects and ideas.
here...and please feel free to share the Collection too.
I will keep adding things as I find them.
There are also a few places on the site that you want to make sure you stop.
All you have to do is type into the box what you want to say in pirate talk, click on Ahoy!....
and you have instant pirate talk to share with your students and friends.
There is also the Speak Pirate site, which is another translator site for students to use.
Once they have practiced talking like a pirate, let them share their messages with others.
One way is on the Talk Like A Pirate Flipgrid that I created. You will find it here.
Students can record 30 second videos sharing their talk like a pirate messages with others around the world.
And the super fun part...they can listen to others too!
It was simple. We just created a Padlet, shared the link with our students, and had them click on the wall to leave a message.
It is fun to look back at the Padlet to see all that our "Pirates" had to say and where each of them was located. You can check it out here too.
Another translator that will be fun to use on this day is Post Like A Pirate. It will translate your English into Pirate to be used for a tweet or text.
Now for a few crafts and creative ways to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Students can create Buncee's to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day!
lots of pirate stickers in Buncee too. I love the little pirate outfit I added to one of the girl stickers in the Buncee above.
Students can make their own pirate story, pirate poster and even create a collaborative Buncee with others in your school or around the world by Stitching Buncee's together.
You can learn all about how to do that here.
With the Video feature in Buncee, students could even add their pirate talk.
You will also find TONS of pirate craft ideas and projects on Pinterest.
Here are the ideas I found....I added this to the Collection above too.
These are just a few of the things that will make your pirate day extra special....and a day that your students will never forget!
And just like our pirate friends say....
"Have fun celebratin' this very special pirate day!"