It’s time for some pirate fun! A pirate unit is great at any time, but it works especially well in the summer or at the start of the school year when you’re looking for high-interest activities. It can also be a fun unit for any time your child wants to wear a pirate costume. And International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19 is a perfect time for a mini-unit focusing on pirates. (See “Stuff for Junior Pirates” from the original Talk Like a Pirate Day site.)
Following are some fun Montessori-inspired pirate activities from around the blogosphere. I’m also adding some printables that work well for preparing Montessori-inspired pirate activities.
See my post on How to Use Printables to Create Montessori-Inspired Activities.
Free Pirate Printables
Life at Sea: Pirates (printables and Montessori-inspired activities) from Every Star Is Different
Pirate Week Printables from 3 Dinosaurs
Pirate Week Printables from Royal Baloo
Free International Talk Like a Pirate Day Printables and Activities from 3 Boys and a Dog
Pirate Theme Printables from 1+1+1=1
Pirate Printables from A Teaching Mommy
Pirate Printables from Homeschool Creations
Pirate PreK Pack from Over the Big Moon
Pirate Ship Number Line from Early Learning HQ
Montessori-Inspired Pirate Activities
Treasure Hunts for Non-Readers and Readers (my post, which includes two treasure hunts + link to free printable treasure maps)
Pirate Sensory Bins (plus lots of other great pirate resources) from Positive Parenting Connections
Alphabet Pirate Sensory Bin from Little Bins for Little Hands
Pirate Week from The Chaos and the Clutter
Pirate Slime Sensory Activity from Where Imagination Grows
Montessori Tot Trays – Pirate Themed from Moms Have Questions Too
Fine Motor Treasure Playdough from One Time Through
Montessori-Inspired Fruit Pirate-Making Tray for a Fruit Pirate Ship from ChristinaChitwood.com
Counting Pirate Coins from Mama of Many Blessings
Kindergarten with Krash – Pirates from 1+1+1=1
Pirate Fun and Geocaching from Fun with Moore Babies
Me Treasure Map of “ar” Words from The Inspired Apple
Pirate Crafts and a Treasure Hunt from Artsy Mama
DIY Pirate Map and Treasure Hunt Games from The Imagination Tree
How to Make a Pirate Treasure Hunt Map of Your Yard with Google Maps from Teach Beside Me
Pirate Map Literacy Fun from Nurture Store
Pirate Ships Unit Study from Brain Power Boy
Engineer This: Build a Pirate Ship from Planet Smarty Pants
The following video has nothing to do with Montessori (except for a clear way of emphasizing colors), but I couldn’t resist this fun video for kids:
“Blackbeard, Bluebeard & Redbeard – A Pirate Story” by Eric Herman
Do you have plans for a pirate unit?
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