Argggg, today I broke out my eye patch and gold earrings and did a pirate themed storytime. Here's what I had planned:
H.E.L.L.O Let’s clap and say hello… H.E. L. L. O. H.E. L. L. O. H.E. L. L. O. Let’s clap and say good morning.
Sleeping Bunnies by the Kiboomers
This storytime we will be talking about all things pirates! Pirates are those peg legged, one eyed, hook for a hand fiends, who sail the seven seas and say Arggg Matey! They are always looking follow treasure maps and looking for X marks the spot! Letter identification -- “P” for Pirates; ASL – Pirate ; Ship/Boat.
Sheep on a Ship by Nancy E. Shaw She came up with the idea for the sheep books during a very long car trip with her husband and two children.
A Pirate Went to Sea A pirate went to sea, sea, sea (move hands in curving motion to show ocean waves) To see what he could see, see, see (place hand above eye and look around) And all that he could see, see, see (place hand above eye and look around) Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea (move hands in curving motion to show ocean waves)
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon Melinda Long is an author and teacher whose love for pirates reaches back into her childhood, when she would bury treasure in her backyard, much to her parents' dismay. David Shannon is an award winning children’s book illustrator and in 1998 he won the Caldecott Honor for his No, David!
The Day I Went to Sea When I was one I sucked my thumb, The day I went to sea, I climbed aboard a pirate ship And the Captain said to me, We're going this way , that way, forwards and backwards, Over the Irish Sea, A pack of gum to fill my tum And that's the life for me.
There Once Was A Grumpy Pirate: Porthole Plate Story There once was a grumpy pirate, His grumpy name was Fred. He groaned, he moaned, he sighed... He wouldn’t get out of bed. “Up!” tisked his mom, “It’s time to get ye dressed! “Sleepy pirates never find, “The golden treasure chest.” So up Fred hopped and dressed he got, A hat and eye patch too. A shiny hook. A leg of wood. In search of gold doubloon.
“Ten Little Pirates”
Ten little pirates stood in a row (hold up all ten fingers)
They bowed to their captain so (lower and raise fingers)
They marched to the left (march hands to left)
And marched to the right (march hands to right)
They shouted yo-ho! (cup hands over mouth)
And gave their captain a fright (act scared, cover mouth with hands)
Swap! by Steve Light Steve Light grew up in NJ, where I’m from. And a fun fact about him, he collects fountain pens!
Takeaway – Pirate Sensory bottle/bag
Sensory bags or bottles are great! You can make them out of rice, sand or water beads. Even tapioca pearls if you want them to be edible. For babies, they are great sensory tools and for older kids, they are wonderful as boredom busters in the car. Stick some fun trinkets in there and make it an I-Spy!
Our Hands Say Thank You… Our hands say thank you with A clap, clap, clap; Our feet say thank you with a Tap, tap, tap. Clap, clap, clap! Tap, tap, tap! We roll our hands around, and say, “Good-bye.”
“Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship” (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat) Sail, sail, sail your ship Gently over the sea Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily A pirate’s life for me!
If you're a pirate and you know it
If you’re a pirate and you know it swab the deck. *swish, swish* If you’re a pirate and you know if swab the deck. *swish, swish* If you’re a pirate and you know it and you really want to show it, If you’re a pirate and you know it swab the deck. *swish, swish*
2nd Verse: Walk the Plank *stomp, stomp*
3rd Verse: Say Ahoy! *AHOY*
How'd it go:
This was a fun one! I wore my pirate patch and used my pirate voice and fun was had by all!
That's all for now!