Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Pirate Day Teaching Ideas

Pirate Day Teaching Ideas

by Mark Warner
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Ages: 5-11
Contributor: Sam Collins

If you’re planning a special day, week or term of activities linked to the topic of pirates, try some of the ideas below.

If you have any other ideas of your own, please let us know by leaving a comment.

Don’t forget to explore our large collection of pirate-themed ideas and resources, too!



  • Design a track board game with a pirate theme, such as the players have to be the first to reach the treasure.
  • Young children will enjoy subtracting with pirates win this fun video.

  • Invent some pirate themed word problems and challenge a partner to solve them.



  • Use Scratch Jr to code your own pirate game.
  • Younger children will enjoy this pirate game.
  • Draw your own treasure map using a graphics program.
  • Create a webpage about pirates.

Design Technology:



  • Younger children will enjoy learning the parts of a ship with this CBeebies sea shanty.

  • Learn some sea songs like What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?



The Pirates Pack

Physical Education:


  • Learn some pirate phrases in other languages.
  • Create a pirate code.


  • Have a look at a Pirate Code and try making your own. What rules do you think pirates should follow?
  • Have a discussion about whether pirates were right or wrong to steal treasure.

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