Shiver Me Timbers! It’s Pirates! Plus a Freebie ARRRR!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Kindergarteners love Pirates! Here are some fun activities you can do with your little Scalawags! I borrowed a costume from a child in my class and we all got our picture taken. ARRR!Slide2

One year I put their picture on the front of their “Where's my Gold” mini book! This story is in my Pirate Pack available on tpt.


Here are two of my Favorite books to read! The book Do Pirates take Baths? we turned into a mini book for a Literacy centers activity.


The majority of our Pirate week was completed during literacy centers! We even wore Pirate hats during write room!


These are the cute little guys who graced the  covers of our books this year! The patterns are also in my Pirate Pack!

Slide6Pirate Thinking maps! Very cool and the writing I got my little pirates to do was so fun and creative. I have a few samples below!




We used pirate writing sticks to help us with our stories. I don’t have a picture of them cut out but you print them on cardstock, cut out and hot glue a skewer to the back (pointed side in the glue) then put in a vase or pot and my little pirates  used them in their writing. Here is her link for the freebieSmile

Pirate writing sticksSlide13

These are some samples of some Pirate bulletin boards I have done in the past!The treasure chests are made from paper bags painted brown. Inside is a message of what they would buy with their gold. The writing frame is included in my Pirate Pack linked above.


Just for fun we added metallic pipe cleaners for earrings!Slide15Pirate Stew is Good For You! These patterns are included in my Oceans of Fun available on TPT.Slide16


This Jolly Pirate graph, graphed our favorite sea creatures.


News paper Pirate hats! We listed all kinds of Pirate names like “Peg Leg Peter” and “Princess Pearl” and of course a few were a bit more gory “Pirate Bloody Eye” and “Pirate Saw Leg”!

How to Make Paper Pirate hatsSlide18

The last time I had an Ocean Open House we made this fun poster for our classroom door.


These little guys are the cutest ever! My team mate who teaches TK made these tp roll pirates. They are a riot! They even include real lace shirts and plastic cocktail swords! Inside is their writing about what they would buy with their treasure.


We ended the week with Pirate Pancakes!Yummy X marks the spot with a gold coin!

Kinder CafééSlide1

My Little pirates also enjoyed wring to each other during literacy centers!

Let's write a LetterSlide2

Slide20Pirate Pete has many books in his collection! My Little Pirates love this one!



  1. We are Bartram' s Buccaneers in first this year. Thanks for the great post.

    1. You are so welcome! I'm glad you like my Pirates!

  2. This post makes me so excited to do my last theme of the year...ocean. I can't believe the year is almost over! Amber ~ Kindergarten Rocks Blog

  3. I'm so glad Ocean is one of my favorites too! Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

  4. SO CUTE! I am wanting to do a Back to School Bulletin Board for this upcoming year. Darling ideas! Where did you get the cute pirate clipart?