Pirate Fun

PIRATE FUN  K-2
(Pirate Day: Sept. 19)

Related Books:
                                
Maggie and the Pirate by Ezra Jack Keats
                                
Grandma and the Pirates by Phoebe Gilman

**All following songs, finger plays from: LM-net:
The One-Eyed Pirate

The one-eyed pirate            (cover one eye)
He's fierce, and he's tough   (clench fists)
He digs for buried treasure   (digging motion)
But it's never enough.
He lives on a ship
Way out on the sea.
His parrot is his only friend,  (perch hand on shoulder)
Except for me.
Fierce Pirate
I'm a fierce pirate
(brandish sword or dagger)
Captain of my ship
(Stand at attention)
I stride the deck
(walk in place)
With hand on hip.
(Put hands on hips)
Our big black flag shows a skull and cross bones.
(Hands over eyes, or look through telescope)
Everybody moans.
(throw up hands and moan)
Out of the hold dark and dank,
((climb ladder with hands)
We bring the captive
(hands together behind back)
Who walks the plank.
(walk fingers of one hand off index finger of the other hand)
Without our gold and silver,
Away we go with many a SHOUT
(cup hands around mouth)
And a YO-HO-HO!
(Say loudly)


This song is sung to the tune of:
This Old Man
This pirate,
Has a hat,
Where a skull and cross bones sat,
With an 'Ar, Ar, Ar' and an 'Aye Matey',
This pirate sailed on the sea.
This pirate,
With a patch,
He sailed around without a scratch,
With an 'Ar, Ar, Ar' and an 'Aye Matey',
This pirate sailed on the sea.
This pirate,
Wears an earring,
Made with fishing hook and string,
With an 'Ar, Ar, Ar' and an 'Aye Matey',
This pirate sailed on the sea.


Song:
I'm a Pirate (to the tune of "Aloutte")
        I'm a pirate
        Yes, I am a pirate
        I'm a pirate
        Look at all my gold.
        I have lots of golden coins
        Gold could be my middle name
        Golden coins--(golden coins)
        Middle name-(middle name)
        Aaaaarrrrrrr!
        I'm a pirate,
        Yes I am a pirate
        I'm a pirate
        Look at all my gold.

Action rhyme:
I'm One-Eyed Jake
        I'm One-Eyed Jake, the pirate chief
(cover one eye with hand as if covering eye with  a patch)
        A terrible, fearsome ocean thief
        I have a peg upon my leg
                (Stand on  one leg)
        I have a hook and a dirty look
                (One arm in the air, curving hand into a hook shape-make exaggerated
mean face
        I'm One-Eyed Jake, the pirate chief
                (cover one eye with hand as if covering eye with a patch)
        A terrible, fearsome ocean thief

Flannel Board:
5 Pirates on a Treasure Chest
        Five pirates on a treasure chest
        One fell off and four are left.

        Four pirates on a treasure chest
        One slid off and three are left.

        Three pirates on a treasure chest
        One fell down and two are left.

        Two pirates on a treasure chest
        One was pushed off and one is left.

        One pirate on a treasure chest.
        She climbed down and now there are none.

        No pirates on a treasure chest!
        Yo ho ho and now it's all MINE!

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 it, swab the deck
(swish, swish)
If you're a pirate and you know it,
Then you'll hear the sea winds blowin'
If you're a pirate and you know it, swab the deck
(swish, swish)

If you're a pirate and you know it, walk the plank...
If you're a pirate and you know it, say AHOY...
If you're a pirate and you know it, do all three...

Also good are these fingerplays:

TEN LITTLE PIRATES

 Ten little pirates stand in a row,
(both hands up, fingers raised)
They all bow down to the captain, so!
(bend fingers down and up)
They march to the left,
(move hands to the left)
They march to the right.
(move hands to the right)
They shout "Yo Ho!"
(cup mouth in shouting motion)
And give their captain a fright!
(cover mouth as if frightened)

PIRATES, PIRATES
Pirates, pirates everywhere, (Motion around room)
Pirates climbing stairs, (Climb stairs)
Pirates giving stares, (Hand above eyes)
Pirates shouting "Ahoy There!" (Cup hands)
Pirates sitting on chairs. (Pretend to sit down)
Pirates saying ARRRR! (With frustration)
Pirates washing hairs! (Rub hands on head)
Pirates, pirates everywhere! (Motion around room)

FIVE LITTLE PIRATES
Five little pirates standing in a row,                  (Hold hand & fingers up)
Three stood straight,                                   (Thumb, index, & middle fingers up)
And two stood so.                                       (Ring & pinkie fingers bent down)
Along came the captain,                         (Pass forefinger of l. hand in front of fingers)
And what do you think?                         
They all stood straight, quick as a wink!               (As index finger passes, straighten all fingers)

ONE-EYED JACK
One-eyed Jack, the pirate chief,                        (Put 1 hand over 1 eye)
Was a terrible, fearsome ocean thief.                   (Move hands like ocean waves)
He wore a peg upon one leg.                             (Point or touch one leg)
He wore a hook & a dirty look.                  (Curl one hand & look mean)
One-eyed Jack, the pirate chief,                        (Repeat motions above)
Was a terrible, fearsome ocean thief.          

PIRATE, PIRATE
Pirate, pirate, dressed in blue,                                (Point to clothes)
These are the motions you must do:
Stand at attention; stand at ease.                      (Suit actions to words)
Bend your elbows, bend your knees.
Salute to the captain, bow to the queen;
Turn your back on the dirty submarine.
I can do the heel-toe; I can do the splits.
I can do the wiggle-waggle just like this!              (Wiggle derriere)

THE PIRATES ARE CREEPING
The pirates are creeping, sh-h-h!                       (Walk fingers of rt hand up lt forearm; make shushing
                                                        motion)
The pirates are creeping, sh-h-h!                       (Repeat)
They don't make a sound.                                (Shake head "no")
As their feet touch the ground,                         (Pick up feet and touch them to ground)
The pirates are creeping, sh-h-h!                       (Repeat first instructions)

TEN LITTLE PIRATES
Ten little pirates standing in a row.                   (Hold up 10 fingers)
They all bow down to their captain, so.         (Bend down all fingers)
They march to the left, they march to the right.        (Move both hands lt, then rt with fingers up)
This is the way they learn to fight.                    (Tap fingers together)
Along comes the Navy with a great big gun.              (Point index finger)
Boom, boom, boom! And away they all run!                (Index finger shoots; fingers run behind back)

TWENTY-FOUR PIRATES
Not last night but the night before      (Suit actions to words)
24 pirates came knocking at my door.  (Knock one fist against other palm)
This is what they said to me:         (Cup hands around mouth)
Turn around, turn around, turn around.       (Suit actions to words)
Touch the ground, touch the ground, touch the ground.
Show your shoe, show your shoe, show your shoe.
That will do, that will do, that will do.    ("Wag" index finger, as if scolding)


MORE BOOKS:
--->Pirate Picture Books:
Alvin the Pirate by Ulf Lofgren
The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen
Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett Krosoczka
Captain Abdul’s Pirate School by Colin McNaughton
Captain Bob Sets Sail  by Roni Schotter
Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor by Mervyn Laurence Peake
Daring Dog and Captain Cat by Arnold Adoff
Do Pirates Take Baths? by Kathy Tucker
Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail
Everything I Know About Pirates by Tom Lichtenheld
Grandma and the Pirates by Phoebe Gilman
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
I Wish I Had a Pirate Suit  by Pamela Allen
Little Badger, Terror of the Seven Seas  by Eve Bunting
Maggie and the Pirate by Ezra Jack Keats
Matthew and the Midnight Pirates by Allen Morgan
The Old Pirate of Central Park by Robert Priest
One-Eyed Jake  by Pat Hutchins
The Pigrats Clean Up by Steven Kroll
Pigs Ahoy by David McPhail
Pirate Pete by Kim Kennedy
Pirate Rabbits by Judy Cox
Pirates by C. Drew Lamm
Pirates Ahoy! By Hillary McKay
A Pirates’ Life for Me: A Day Aboard a Pirate Ship  by Julie Thompson & Brownie MacIntosh
The Pirate’s Parrot by Lyn Rossi McFarland
Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees by Johnny Gruelle
Roger the Jolly Pirate by Brett Helquest
Sailor Moo, Cow at Sea by Lisa Wheeler
Ship Ahoy  by Peter Sis
Skeleton Crew by Allan Ahlberg
Tough Boris by Mem Fox
When the Wild Pirates Go Sailing  by Kees Moerbeek
Easy Readers:
The Bell Ringer and the Pirates by Eleanor Coerr
Captain and Matey Set Sail by Daniel Laurence
Commander Toad and the Space Pirates by Jane Yolen
The Forgetful Pirate by Leonard Kessler
Let the Good Times Roll with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe by Ann Cannon
Maria and Mr. Feathers by Hannah Kimball
The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost by Geoffrey Hayes
On the Go with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe by Ann Cannon
Ooey Gooey  by Erica Farber
Pirate School by Cathy Dubowski
Pirates: Raiders of the High Seas by Christopher Maynard
Richard Scarry’s Pie Rats Ahoy by Richard Scarry