Avast ye matey! If you have a kiddo who loves to play pirates but also needs to fit in a little bit of early learning, these pirates activities are for you! Grab our free printable pirate learning pack, search for buried treasure, make gold slime, and prepare to defend the ship (well not really), but you get the idea! I will sprinkle some favorite pirate expressions throughout to get all the mates excited for pirate learning time! It’s perfect for a theme week or two. Blow me down! This is going to be fun!
FUN PIRATES ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
AHOY MATEY! ARE YOUR READY FOR A PIRATE ACTIVITY?
Ahoy, me hearties! Every little pirate needs to practice the alphabet and numbers, but we want to make it fun (unlike swabbing the decks). Fun, hands-on activities that include a mixture of printables and play activities work together for maximum learning time! Make learning time fun and engaging and the treasure or booty will be a new found love of learning.
Check out this glittering gold slime and find even more fun treasure theme activities below.
PIRATE PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Yo-ho-ho! Make sure to download the free pirate activity pack below to get started! It’s perfect for Pre-K mates as well as older toddlers, and kindergarten age kiddos. Any mate that needs a little extra practice with the basic skills will benefit from these colorful and engaging pirates activities.
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Some ideas for using this pack include laminating the parts for long-lasting use, placing them in a binder for storage or adding to zip-top bags for centers. The smaller pieces such as puzzles can be used to hide in a sensory bin (see below) or to place around the room like a scavenger hunt!
If you need to brush up on your pirate lingo, click here.
- Alphabet activities
- Counting activities
- More/less math activities
- Tracing activities
- Cutting activities
- Coloring activities
FUN PIRATE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
If your kiddo loves both pirates and LEGO or Duplo, you’ll love our free LEGO Pirate building ideas. These pirate challenge cards can be easily worked on together or individually for older kiddos or old salt as said in pirate lingo.
We have even more themes including animals, space, and monsters if you like this style. Find all the links here.
PIRATE TREASURE SLIME
Kiddos will love this glittering gold slime to add to the coffer (treasure chest). You can make this slime easily using any of our basic slime recipes!
- Elmer’s sell a gold glitter glue or use clear gold and add a drop or two of yellow food coloring and plenty of gold glitter.
- Add fake gold coins and acrylic gems (Amazon sells the mix featured)
- After you play with the slime, wash and reuse the treasure in another activity (see below)!
Check out this neat baking soda and vinegar fizzing treasure hunt that’s super easy to set up in the kitchen. Combine a fun pirate theme with a simple chemical reaction that kids love. Use the treasure from the slime above to make this activity too!
Explore a few different kinds of treasure hunts with a fun mix of books and sensory play! Pairing a book with a sensory bin is a great way to combine literacy and play all in one. Read to your kiddo as they sift through the materials in the bin. Use these pirate activities as ideas to invent your own treasure hunts using materials you already have on hand. A couple of these treasure hunts involve simple science too!
All good pirates need to polish their loot from time to time and this simple science experiment with cleaning pennies is a fun and easy way to share an introduction to copper science with a young pirate. You could also set up a penny hunt sensory bin!
Here’s a fun STEM challenge for all ages because every pirate needs a ship to set sail on! They especially need a ship that doesn’t sink! Can you build a strong boat to carry a crew of pennies only using aluminum foil?
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