Daily activity 26: Become a Pirate

April 27, 2020

This week’s theme:

Unsolved Mysteries – The Life of a Pirate

This week’s colouring in sheet:

Download and print this week’s colouring sheet here.

Fact of the day:

The English word “pirate” comes from the Latin term “pirata” which means ‘sea robber’ and from the Greek word “peirates” which means ‘one who attacks ships’.

Resources list:

Youtube; Paper and drawing materials; pirate dictionary download; pirate rhyme download; newspaper, tea towel, colouring pens.

Activity 1:

If you were a pirate, what would your pirate name be? See here for some inspiration. Draw yourself as your swashbuckling alias! Take a photos and share your art work with us! You can share it on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put it online for you!

Activity 2:

Try some pirate role play and act out these pirate actions. Put all the actions together into a dance routine that can be done to this song.

Activity 3:

Mateys, to talk like a pirate, read (or ask somebody to read) this pirate lingo! Try saying the words out loud, and either come up with some actions to go with each word, or act some of them out!

Activity 4:

Come up with some actions for this pirate rhyme.

For this next rhyme can you come up with a dance that involves climbing aboard a ship, pointing ‘this way’ and ‘that way’, moving forwards and backwards, and taking a big step ‘over’? … “I climbed aboard a pirate ship and the captain said to me. I’m going this way that way, forwards and backwards, over the Irish Sea. A bottle of rum to fill my tum, now that’s the life for me.”

Activity 5:

Sing like a pirate to some buccaneering songs!  Sing or shout out ‘Yo Ho’ to this song, ‘Yo Ho Ho & A Bottle of Rum’ to this song, ‘Alley-Alley-O’ to this song, and ‘Way Hey’ to this song! You could do some body percussion to them too.

Activity 6:

Dress like a pirate! Make an origami newspaper hat; tie a tea towel for a neck bandana; and colour in a mask to wear!