Ahoy matey! Aaarrr!! Do you talk pirate? Maybe you will after you finish with my Pirate Printables Pack!
When our school year kicked off back in August, I decided to launch our homeschool year with a pirate unit. We learned about pirates (they weren’t very nice!). We began our study of geography, since reading maps and knowing directions was a key skill for a pirate to have. We observed how some things sink and others float due to their density. We studied boat terminology. XGirl started saying “Avast me matey!” about a hundred times a day. And we basically just had a ton of fun learning while getting to dress up like pirates at the same time.
As part of our pirates unit, I created the Pirate Printables Pack that I am sharing with you today. It might not help your kids learn to talk like a pirate, but it will give them plenty of opportunities to practice important skills with some pirate inspiration!
Note: You can find more pirate-themed activities and printables on my Pirate Unit Study page.
My Pirate Printables Pack contains 73 pirate worksheets for kids ages 2 to 7. The activities in this pack cover a range of skills, including:
- shapes and sizes
- same vs. different
- fine motor
- math (number identification, counting, addition, subtraction)
- literacy (letter identification, alphabetical order, phonemic awareness, word searches)
During our pirates unit, my kids completed several of the activities in this pack. I put a lot of the worksheets in our Crayola Dry Erase Activity Centers so I could re-use them. Sometimes I gave the same worksheet to both kids, and sometimes one kid did the same worksheet over and over again.
XGirl worked on her fine motor skills with this pirate maze. (I gave her the most difficult level maze in the pack on this day, and it was too challenging for her. Next time I’ll go back to giving her the intermediate level maze instead.)
QBoy is all about writing out words right now, and he had a lot of fun with this word matching activity. Even though he isn’t a mature reader, he loved using the pictures and first letter of each word to guess what each word said.
XGirl is in her final year before kindergarten, and my goal if for her to know all her letters before next fall. She hunted for the letter ‘P’ in this pirate-themed letter hunt activity.
My kids worked together to play this pirate race game. They took turns rolling the dice and adding “treasure” (aka, glass gems) to their pirates in a race to see who would reach the treasure first. And yes, they had pirate bandanas on while playing so they could really get into the spirit!
My kids have had so much practice with graphing by now that they are practically experts, but I still wanted them to try this pirate graphing activity. When they play these graphing games, they enjoyed seeing which column “wins” and they love reporting back to me as they roll the dice with play-by-play results.
I only give my kids the activities that are appropriate for their developmental level and that are interesting to them. There are activities in this pack that will appeal to kids as young as age 2 and as old as age 7. In fact, many of the activities in my Pirate Printables Pack have multiple versions so you can tailor the activity to your children’s developmental level(s).
Here is a sneak peak at the pages included in this pack:
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More pirate posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Pirate Montessori activities
- Pirate sensory bin and small world play
- Parts of a pirate ship
- Lucky treasure chest
- Make your own telescope
- Make your own compass
- Books about pirates