Story Time

Pirates
Submitted by: Jennifer, Spring Branch Memorial
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Maisy's Pirate Treasure Hunt by:Lucy Cousins
Ooey Gooey by:Erica Farber
When Captain Short Bob, the pirate king, cooks up a dish of bubble gum and tuna fish, he loses his gold tooth to a sea beast.
How I Became a Pirate by:Melinda Long
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of pirate life.
Do Pirates Take Baths? by:Kathy Tucker
Humorous rhyming answers to thirteen questions about the life of pirates.
Songs
I?m a fierce pirate,
(Brandish sword or dagger)
Captain of my ship.
(Stand at attention)
I stride the deck
(Walk in place)
With hand on hip.
(Put hands on hips)
Our big black flag shows a skull and cross bones.
(Hands over eyes, or look through telescope)
Everybody moans.
(Throw up hands and moan)
Out of the hold Dark and dank,
(Climb ladder with hands)
We bring the captive
(Hands together behind back)
Who walks the plank.
(Walk fingers of one hand off index finger of the other hand)
Without our gold and silver,
Away we go With many a SHOUT
(Cup hands around mouth)
And a YO-HO-HO!
Pirates, pirates everywhere, (Motion around room)
Pirates climbing stairs, (Climb stairs)
Pirates giving stares, (Hand above eyes)
Pirates shouting ?Ahoy There!? (Cup hands)
Pirates sitting on chairs. (Pretend to sit down)
ARGH! (With frustration)
Pirates washing hairs! (Rub hands on head)
Pirates, pirates everywhere! (Motion around room)
A Sailor went to sea, sea, sea. To see what he could see, see, see. But all that he could see, see, see. Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

(Whenever we sing "sea or see" we bring our hand to our forehead like a salute. We sing it three times, each time a little bit faster. On the 4th time, we sing all of the words except for "sea or see". When we get to these words we zip our lips but still do the salute.)
Craft
Decorate an eyepatch (yarn as holder)