National Talk Like a Pirate Day Activity Page

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Ahoy, mateys!

Pirate Day doesn’t have to come only once a year: you can be a Pirate anytime!

Crafts that we found

Food & Drink

Arrrrrrrr…….don’t forget the food and drinks! These can be made for the theme with some signage and a little imagination with the display!


  • Canon Balls = Round cheese balls
  • Polly Crackers = Cheese Ritz crackers
  • Octopus = Hotdogs with octopus arms cut up
  • Fish Bait = Swedish Fish Candy
  • Quicksand Dip = Hummus
  • Golden Nuggets = Chicken nuggets
  • Pirate Teeth = Popcorn or CornNuts
  • Catch of the Day = Fish crackers
  • Sword Kebabs = Fruit on a stick ( or any meat )
  • Grilled Parrot = Chicken Wings


  • Sea Water = Water
  • Pirate’s Rum = Root Beer
  • Rum Punch = Fruit Punch
  • Poison = Beer

Books to Read about Pirates

  • Blackbeard, Craig Canbell, Graham A. Thomas and Allan Richards
  • Pirate Nation, David Childs
  • A General History of the Pyrates, Daniel Defoe
  • The Buccaneer King, Graham A. Thomas
  • The Golden Age of Piracy, David Head
  • Pirates and Privateers in the 18th Century, Mike Rendell
  • The Pirates Laffite, William C. Davis
  • Captain Kidd, Craig Cabell, Graham A. Thomas and Allan Richards
  • Pirate Killers, Graham A. Thomas
  • The Republic of Pirates, Colin Woodard
  • Under the Black Flag, David Cordingly

Movies to Watch

To see where to stream these movies check!

  • Treasure Island (1990) TV Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime 
  • Treasure Island (1950) PG | Adventure, Family 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 1-6 (2003-2017) PG-13 | Action, Drama, Some Comedy – Here’s how to watch them in order!
  • The Pirate (1948) Approved | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
  • Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968) NR | Adventure, Comedy, Family Fantasy
  • Hook (1991) PG | Adventure, Family, Comedy
  • The Real McCaw (1998) G | Family Adventure
  • The Crimson Pirate (1952) NR | Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • The Seahawk (1940) NR | Action, Adventure, History
  • Captain Phillips (2013) PG-13 | Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
  • A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) G | Adventure, Drama
  • The Buccaneer (1958) Approved | Drama, Adventure, History
  • The Goonies (1985) G | Family Adventure, Comedy
  • The Muppets Treasure Island (1996) G | Family Adventure, Comedy

MUSICYour Pirate Day Playlists

Here’s a Spotify playlist with tons of pirate music

Some of our favorites, not on Spotify’s list:
  • Pirate Song“, Kenny Chesney
  • A Pirate Looks at Forty“, Jimmy Buffet
  • Pirate Flag“, Kenny Chesney
  • Pirates“, Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Privateering“, Mark Knopfler
  • “The Last Saskatchewan Pirate” – The Arrogant Worms
  • “Shiver Me Timbers” & “Professional Pirate” – both culled from Muppets Treasure Island
  • “Lincoln Park Pirates” – Steve Goodman
  • “Jolly Roger” – Roger McGuinn
  • “The Mariner’s Revenge” – The Decemberists

Here are our printable offerings to decorate or just have some fun!