google-site-verification=_AyRPvVpVTlkA4OSLOYs38MFpDU3qMUoVeCKEhSwMT4 Free Printable Lesson Plans: Free Printable Pirate Activities, Maritime Lessons, Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19

Free Printable Pirate Activities, Maritime Lessons, Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19

If your children ask to wear a peg leg and carry a bottle of rum to school, don't be alarmed. September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. It was started in 1995 by Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers and John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur. Personally, I think it was just an excuse for two grown men to play dress up and entice women to sport corsets.

Schools and many businesses get in on the fun. You can, too. Here are free printable pirate coloring pages, crafts, games and toys. Side-stepping the less savory aspects of pirate lore, I've included navigation, maritime and marine lesson plans, too. That way teachers and home-school parents can indulge their inner pirate and call it educational. Read more  Read more

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