Visit National Geographic pirates for a high seas
Treasure Hunt Solve the clues to find the Pirate's Treasure
The 200 year search for buried treasure on a booby-trapped
island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Millions of dollars have
been spent and six people killed, yet the treasure still eludes all
seekers. What lies at the bottom of this mystery?
Huzzah!-Piratey games and stuff.
Choose your game.
Design your own pirate coins.
Coins, Site To See -- Pieces of Eight and Doubloons
*Design A Jolly Roger
Pirates sailed under flags called "Jolly
Rogers". Many pirates created their own designs.
Jolly Roger Kit
Need: 1 piece of drawing paper, 1 sheet of red, white, or black
construction paper, 3 pieces of felt ( red, white, black), a stick.
Design a pirate flag that tells something
about you. Pick something you are interested in or good at to include
on your pirate flag. For example: if you like the guitar include
guitars on your pirate flag instead of crossbows. Also include on your
flag pirate symbols: skulls, skeletons, crossbones, cutlasses,
First draw your design on the drawing paper.
Then cut your design out of felt and glue onto construction paper.
After your pirates flag is dry tape it to a stick.
Create A Compass Rose
Have children make their own compass roses, being sure to put the N, E,
S, and W in the correct places.
Make A Compass
Need: 1 clear plastic cup, pencil, bar magnet, thread, needle or small
nail, cork, water.
Note: Review with the children compass
Stroke one end of the magnet along the needle,
about 30 times in the same direction. Test to see if the needle (or
nail) has become magnetized by picking up pin.
Cup Compass: Tie one end of a piece of thread
to the center of your magnetized needle. Tie the other end of the
thread to a pence. Place the pencil on the rim of the cup with the
needle hanging down into the cup.
Place the completed compass on a table. Once
the needle comes to rest the thickest end of the needle will point
north. Move the cup compass to other areas on the table and watch the
needle come to rest and point north.
Cork & Cup Compass: After magnetizing the
needle (or nail) press the needle through a length of cork until the
cork is centered on the needle. Fill the plastic up with water. Place
the cork with needle in the cup of water. As the needle floats and the
comes to rest the thickest end of the needle will point north.
Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies
By Carolyn Crimi
Age 4 to 8
The Buccaneer Bunnies spend their days reading books,
swinging from the masts of their ship, and shooting each other out of
Then the adorable bunny Henry finds a threatening
message from an unknown ememy. No one sees the danger and none will
listen to Henry and his worries. Henry begins reading, researching, and
writing a book about being prepared for an attack. When the Chicken
Pirates attack will Henry save the day? Will Henry's book help?
A valuable message on reading, researching, and being
prepared, all told with humor--Henry's Parrot-Poop Helmet is
hilarious--with detailed delightful illustrations.
Compass Guide Poem
How do we know
Which way to go?
Look at the magnet
and it will show.
North, south, east or west,
For finding directions it is the best.
How does it work?
It’s as simple as can be.
The planet’s biggest magnet is itself, you see.
The biggest, and strongest magnet of all.
Compared to it, all others are quite small.
Because of its size, it’s pull is so strong
that all other magnets are pulled along.
Try as they might, for all that they’re worth,
Magnets can’t help but point toward north.
So the next time you’re lost
without a clue,
Let a magnet find your way
to rescue you.
Bedtime Stories for Pirates
here to visit the
Captain Bogg & Salty Website
Weigh anchor with the singing pirates of Captain Bogg
& Salty as they perform scurvy sing-alongs, buccaneer rock, and
of the Compass Rose
Learn the history of how the compass rose was developed to help with
navigation, and learn about its 32 points.
of compass roses from Portuguese Nautical Charts
Every nautical chart maker had his own characteristic compass rose
using different color oppositions. View a few early sixteenth-century
A Course With A Compass
Chart a course with a compass rose. Learn about the Portuguese
map-maker Pedro Reinell who first drew the now standard 32 point
compass rose on a chart (compass drawn on a chart is called a compass
Azimuths and compass quadrant bearings (thinking in
Follow along as a compass rose is created.
Compass Rose Worksheet
Pin the eye patch on the pirate
Materials Needed: Large Sheet of White Card
Large Sheet of Black Card, Paints or felt pens, Chalk, OHT's and OHP,
Blue tack, Blindfold
Directions: Find a good pirate face on the internet and
print on the computer. Simple Pirate Face to print. Next trace the face
onto a OHT. Project the face onto the wall and blue tack your white
card so that the face fits onto it. Trace the face on the card.
Color or paint the pirate face to make it look appealing
Cut eye patches from balck card big enough to cover one
THE GAME BEGINS:
Line children up and they take it in turn to be
blindfolded and spun around. They are then given an eye
patch with their name written on it in chalk and with a
piece of blue tack on the back.
They then stick the eye patch onto the pirate. The closest
to the correct spot wins a small prize. Contributed by Alisha.
*Make A Treasure Chest
Need: you need a shoe box,colored paper(black, brown,
yellow), glue, sissors
Have the shoe box, glue, and paper ready.
Paste brown paper on the box. Cut tiny strips (1/2 inch) of the
yellow paper and glue them on the edges or as strips on the box. Cut
black about an inch and glue as strips on your box. You can also glue
brown or black construction paper on the inside of the box. Make a
keyhole than you are done. Contributed by: Liz Houston
Print decorations for your
treasure chest: skull and crossbones, keyhole, and keep out sign.
*Make A Treasure Map
Need: white construction paper, crayons, used
damp tea bag
Have the children draw an island on their
construction paper. Write the name of the water that surrounds their
island (ocean, bay, cove, lake) on the map. Draw a compass rose in the
lower right hand corner of the treasure map.
Things to include on the island: symbols for
hills, mountains, pond, lakes, forest, palm trees, shark fins in the
water, big X to mark where the treasure is.
When the treasure maps are finished age the
maps by pressing a damp tea bag all over it. Tear the jagged edges all
round the treasure map to
*Pirate Dress Up Day
At the end of the theme have a "Pirate Dress
Up Day". Adults and children come dressed in pirate costumes.
Cardboard pirate hat (pdf)
A realistic pirate hat that is easy for children to make and feel happy
Roger, the Jolly Pirate
By Brett Helquist
Age 4 to 8
Jolly Roger was a lousy pirate. Whenever
there was any real pirating to be done, the other pirates scowled and
sent him away.
Jolly Roger often wished he could think of
something that would make the other pirates like him. Then one day, in
the middle of a great battle, Jolly Roger had a wonderful idea...and
pirate ships would never be the same again! In recognition of his feat,
his shipmates stitch up a flag that has gone down in history as the
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Print the poem. After reading the poem have the children
draw an illustration for the poem. A new window will open.
On pirate dress up day
have a treasure hunt!
Decorate a box to look
like a treasure chest. Fill the treasure chest with a variety of
goodies for the children. Hide the treasure chest.
Before the treasure hunt
make up cards with clues on them. Divide the children into groups and
give each group 1 clue card. Each card should take them to a spot with
another clue card until the finale clue card and they find the treasure
You can make the clues on
the cards as pictures for children who can not read yet.
By Captain Bogg & Salty
here to visit the
Captain Bogg & Salty Website
Buccaneer Pop and Rock CD
A trove of treasure about pirate life at
the tropical paradise of Frogg Island. Loaded with silly songs, kooky
rhythms, tongue twisters, and crafted with pirate whimsy. An musical
National Geographic-Blackbeard Terror At Sea
Play 'High Seas Adventure. Learn about pirate myths...and realities.
Patch the Pirate
Listen to the radio broadcast of this Christian pirate using
RealPlayer. Coloring pages are available and are updated each month.
Welcome to Pirates
A web site devoted to the subject of piracy
Shanties and Sea Songs
*Stories to Read-Online
Peter and Wendy
Bunny and the Pirates
Pirates, Ahoy Spyglass
Need: brown construction paper; yellow construction paper...
Making spyglasses--Glue strip of yellow paper on bottom of
horizontal brown paper...roll and staple into a tube. Have students
look thru spyglass; therapist/teacher holds up picture symbols of
pirate words and asks the pirate
'what do you spy?' encourage student to respond with the
carrier phrase "I spy ______". Contributed by: KJ
ESL Flashcards that teach numbers, adjectives and 'with'.
The New England Pirate Museum
Print "Pirate Vocabulary" and create a Pirates Dictionary.
Pirate Word Search 1
To Do-Other Sites
Milk Carton Pirate Ship
Create a pirate ship using a milk carton, playdough, and construction
Make a sailboat out of a shoe box!
a Sailor's Bracelet
Print and hang on your door.
Silverjinks's Pirate Kingdom
Explore an adventure story, tales, pirate activities, and more.
Pirate-turned-explorer who was the second
man to circumnavigate the globe.
Edward " Blackbeard" Teach
Captain William Kidd
Captain Kidd -Pirate's Treasure Buried in the
Explore the shipwreck of the Whydah at National Geographic
Queen Anne's Revenge--The
The discovery of a ship believed to be Blackbeard's flag ship.
The official page for information of the Discovery of Blackbeard's Ship.
Of Cake Pirates Quiz for grades K- 3
It On Pirate Quiz for grades 3 - 6
Hedgie as a
Another Pirate color page
Parrot color pages
Treasure color page
Pirates of the Caribbean Crafts & Recipes
Pirate mask to print
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