Pirate Activities, Crafts & Snacks for Kids on Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19)

One of our favorite days is coming soon!  National Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th! Want to celebrate with the kids? Check out these easy & creative ideas to get in the spirit!


We have ideas from snacks, to crafts, to games to educational ideas to use in the classroom!  No matter where you are on Talk like a Pirate day, you can get in the spirit with one (or more) of these ideas! 

Pirate Treasure Hunt – This is a great activity for pirate fun at home over the weekend! Make your own map, hide pirate treasure, and watch your little ones follow directions to search for the Pirates’ Gold!



Treasure Map Pizza – Decorate your homemade pizza with olives, peppers, and a tiny red pepper for the pirate ship!  Gold wrapped Rolos candies make a perfect treasure of dessert!

Printable Treasure Maps – Have some fun “hunting” treasure with the printable pirate treasure maps you can color in!

fish and chips

Fish & Chips – Easy snack for any pirate party – fish and chips!  And by that, I mean Goldfish and potato chips!

Pirate Crafts and Treasure Chest – Make a pirate hat, homemade pirate hook, spyglass, treasure chest, gold coins and more!


Paper Plate Pirate Craft – Use household items to craft a happy pirate face! This is an easy activity for kids and parents to complete together at home.

Personalized Pirate Coloring Sheets

Edible Pirate Ships – What’s more fun than a pirate ship made out of things you can EAT when you’re done??

Sponge Pirate Ships – A few simple items – sponges, toothpicks and paper – and you can make your own pirate ships that really float and sail!

Exploding Treasure Chests Pirate Science – Dive into some pirate science with Exploding Treasure Chests!! It’s a great sensory experience as the solid, freezing cold chests turn to mush and expose treasures hidden within.

Pirate Ship Cupcakes – You don’t have to twist my arm to get me to make cupcakes.  Celebrate the day with pirate ship cupcakes!

Be sure to check out my Pirate Pinterest Board too!

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