Arr, Matey! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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:

spyglass-e1341532667504Make 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

egg-carton-treasure-boxTreasure Box Egg Carton Craft (via Red Ted Art

Materials needed: egg carton, paint, and a marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pirate3Pirate Hat (via Sand in My Toes

Materials needed: black and white craft paper, card stock, gold glitter, scissors, tape and glue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

finished-parakeetPerfect 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-pirate-fathers-day-cardHandprint Pirates (via Crafty Morning

Materials needed: paint, black sharpie, a googly eye, and paper

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