30+ pirate activities: games, crafts, food & costumes

Shiver me timbers, have I got some fabulous pirate activities for you! With ideas from Nurturestore and a crew of kid bloggers from around the seven seas, here are over thirty five ideas you can use with your little pirates. There’s everything for some pirate-theme play and learning – pretend play, food, dressing up, story telling, sensory tubs, writing, action games and more. Click each link to to find out more and enjoy some fun pirate activities with your kids.

35+ pirate activities: games, crafts, food and costumes

Be a sailor: make a cardboard box pirate ship

Egg carton pirate treasure chests

Pirate map story telling activities

Junk model sailing boats fleet

Printable Pirate pack from Royal baloo

Let’s play pirates

Make a pirate hook, recycled craft from Inna’s Creations

Make a fleet of egg cup pirate ships from kaboose

DIY pirate map and treasure hunt games from The Imagination Tree

DIY treasure chest from the Imagination Tree

Small world pirate play from The Imagination Tree

Active play treasure map game from Reading Confetti

Pirate play dough from H is for Homeschooling

Sandpit pirate treasure hunting from Here Come The Girls

Mini pirate treasure chests from Here Come The Girls

Pirate biscuits from Here Come The Girls

Girl pirate costume from Red Ted Art

Pirate cards from Red Ted Art

DIY cardboard pirate boat from Red Ted Art

Pretend play pirate treasure hunt from Melissa and Doug

25+ pirate book ideas from The Educators’ Spin On It

DIY cardboard telescope from Toddler Approved

Pretend play pirate ship from Learn With Play At Home

Pirate water sensory play from Momma’s Fun World

Pirate sensory ice play from Momma’s Fun World

Pirate party games from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Pirate themed birthday party from The Outlaw Mom

Rolled treasure maps from The Outlaw Mom

Pirate theme Mommy and Me club from Mommy and Me Book Club

Pirate ship jello snacks from Make and Takes

Pirate Lego party from Crayon Freckles

Pirate cakes from Rainy Day Mum

Pirate portraits from Pink and Green Mama


playful preschool activities

Our Three to Five: Playful Preschool resource is full of creative, hands-on learning, including math, literacy, science, art and play. Click through to take a look.


  1. says

    Awe what a great pirate round up! Har haaarrrr. Will definitely be popping back here when we have our next Pirate Party! Thank you for including some of our projects, much appreciated!


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