Aaaarrrrrrgh ye ready to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Are ye prepared to walk the plank and talk the talk? Spice up your mundane Monday and have fun with your kids! Add a little "Yo, ho, hos!, "arghs," and "ahoy mateys" to your conversation throughout the day.

Shiver me timbers and have a great time. Here are some fun ideas to celebrate this holiday.


Longbeard's Treasure Hunt

This treasure hunt includes a detailed, two-sided map, treasure hunting coins and includes, action cards, clue cards written in pirate lingo, and more. $54.99


LEGO Brand Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Kit

Set sail for an epic building adventure with two iconic building sets from the Pirates of the Caribbean 4 movie. Includes eight mini-figures, two different Jack Sparrows, Blackbeard and Barbossa with wooden leg, Joshamee Gibbs, horse coach driver, and two King George soldiers. $69.98

Dress Up

Pirate Costume

Youngsters 4 to 8 can dress like a pirate. Set includes shirt, pants, sword, eye patch, sash, gold coins, and more. $24.99; available at Target.


How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
(Harcourt, Inc., 2003)
When Braid Beard's pirate crew invites Jeremy Jacob to join their voyage, he jumps right on board. Buried treasure, sea chanteys, pirate talk—who wouldn't go along? Kids can test their pirate knowledge with mazes, word search, and more fun with this downloadable pirate activity kit.


Pirate Cake
With a jaunty eye patch, earring, and striped shirt, this pirate will have all hands on deck before you can say "aye, aye!" Gather ye cake mix, frosting, a few candies, and make your own pirate cake

How will you celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Leave a comment!