As you’re out and about on September 19, don’t be surprised if you hear “Ahoy, Matey,” “Avast!” or “Aye, aye, Cap’n!” being thrown about. It is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Brush up on your pirate slang by taking a pirate language course through Mango Languages, an online language learning platform available with your library card.
Or check out some fun pirate books.
Or spend the afternoon making some fun pirate crafts with your kids:
Make Your Own Spy Glass (via Living Chic on the Cheap)
Materials needed: paper cup, toilet paper roll, cardboard roll from plastic wrap/aluminum foil/etc., paint, clear plastic, marker, scissors, ribbon/rope, and glue
Treasure Box Egg Carton Craft (via Red Ted Art)
Materials needed: egg carton, paint, and a marker
Pirate Hat (via Sand in My Toes)
Materials needed: black and white craft paper, card stock, gold glitter, scissors, tape and glue
Perfect Parakeets (via Pop Goes the Page)
Materials needed: toilet paper tube, construction paper, dot stickers, feathers, pipe cleaner, scissors, tape, markers, and a hole punch
Handprint Pirates (via Crafty Morning)
Materials needed: paint, black sharpie, a googly eye, and paper