Story Time

Pirates
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Shiver Me Letters : a Pirate ABC by:June Sobel
Having decided that R is not enough for them, a bumbling band of pirates sets sail on a quest to capture the rest of the alphabet.



The Pirate, Pink by:Jan Day
Pink, the daughter of the fierce pirate Red Beard, becomes a pirate as well and charts her own destiny.
This Little Pirate by:Philemon Sturges
Two bands of pirates fight over a box, but when they raise the white flag and open the box together, they find a treasure to share.
The Night pirates by:Peter Harris
Despite the fact that he is "only a boy," Tom convinces the band of rough, tough, little girl pirates who have come to steal the front of his house to let him join in their adventures.
Don't Mention Pirates by:Sarah McConnell.
Scarlet Silver wants to be a pirate just like her grandmother however, her family refuses to even mention the word until Scarlet discovers something that looks very much like real gold.
Once upon a Tide by:Tony Mitton
A boy and a girl build a boat and sail off to find Captain Bart's buried treasure.
Songs
The Pirate Patch
Tune: Princess Pat


The Pirate Patch
Lived in a tree
She sailed across
The seven seas.

She sailed across
The ocean blue
And brought with her
A ric-a-bamboo


CHORUS
A-ric-a-bamboo
Now what is that?
It?s a thing that?s made
By the Pirate Patch

It?s red and gold
And purple too
That?s why it?s called
A-ric-a-bamboo


Now captain Dan
Had men so true
They sailed to find
The pirate crew

But their ship sank
And yours will too
If you don?t bring
A-ric-a-bamboo

CHORUS again

Harris County Public Library,
2007 Variety Show Committee
If You?re A Pirate And You Know It
If you?re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck.
If you?re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck.
If you?re a pirate and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you?re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck.



If you?re a pirate and you know it, draw your sword.
If you?re a pirate and you know it, draw your sword.
If you?re a pirate and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you?re a pirate and you know it, draw your sword.



If you?re a pirate and you know it, say ARRRRRRR!
If you?re a pirate and you know it, say ARRRRRRR!
If you?re a pirate and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you?re a pirate and you know it, say ARRRRRRR!



If you?re a pirate and you know it, do all three.
If you?re a pirate and you know it, do all three.
If you?re a pirate and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you?re a pirate and you know it, do all three.

Harris County Public Library,
2007 Variety Show Committee
Craft
Treasure Chest: All you need for this easy craft is a small box with a lid. A shoe box works great (especially a hinged one). Cover your box with construction paper (glue it on), or paint with child-safe paints. Once your chest is covered you can decorate with paints or other embellishments. If your lid is not hinged, you can use a strong tape to hinge on the inside of the box. Don't forget to fill your treasure chest with gold coins!

Spyglass/Telescope: This one is very simple! All you need is a paper towel roll. You can paint the outside of the roll to look like a real spyglass or telescope. You can glue tissue paper to the end of paper roll if you wish.

http://www.kidsturncentral.com/themes/pirates.htm

Other
Pirate Scavenger Hunt
We hide the items in the area beforehand then the kids are given a list of what to find. 1 skull & cross bones (I make them out of white fun foam), 1 Jolly Roger Flag, 4 golden doubloons (chocolate gold covered coins), 1 bottle of rum (I use those little liqueur chocolate bottles), 3 jewels (I use different coloured beads, red for rubies, green for emeralds and so on), 1 gold earring, 2 parrot feathers, 1 eye patch, 1 treasure map, 1 shell from Oak Island. Give the kids an allotted time to find as many items on the list.

Pirate Treasure
Materials rocks white glue powder paint sequins glitter. Children paint their rocks with the paint (white glue mixed with powder paint). Then they stick on the sequins and glitter to make their pirate treasure.

Treasure Hunt
Make a treasure hunt around the house or garden to find hidden chocolate coins.

Treasure hunt
Before children arrive, wrap goodies in gold foil or wrapping paper. Hide them around the house. At a given signal, the children can hunt for the hidden treasure and place it in their treasure chests or a "loot" bag of some kind.

http://www.childfun.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=150

Make a Pirate Hat
(Great Site!)
http://www.kidscraftweekly.com/pirate_issue.html
Notes
Check out sites for "Talk Like a Pirate Day" to learn more.