Pirate Gameelementary P.e. Games


Pirates are outside the center circle in the gym, and the sailors are inside (with the container in the middle). Scatter the tennis balls all over the gym, and tell the sailors that it is their job to bring the balls back to the ship without getting tagged by a pirate. Again, this is a fast-paced game that is great to keep students’ heart rates up. #3 – Spikeball® Spikeball® is a rather new game to my school and so far as worked really well at getting students active and involved. This game has roots in volleyball and is played 2 on 2 in a small amount of space with little equipment. The students without a puck are the pirates and use their hockey stick Except for a few, every student has a puck (treasure or gold) and a hockey stick. PPE and Sanitation Products Now Available at Gopher!

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This is Freddy Future. To begin, read the Freddy Future and the Pirates flip book and then you can embark on your own adventure by completing the Challenge Lessons in white the section below. The children’s pirate games which are described are partially for older children but also partially for younger ones. When choosing some games, you should try and choose games suitable to the age of the children. Children between 8-12 years are the perfect age for this pirate feast.

Design your own pirate coins. Coins, Site To See- -- Pieces of Eight and Doubloons

Jolly Roger

Design Your Own Jolly Roger

Ships use different flags to signal other ships and identifying themselves. The 'Jolly Roger' flag was flown to identify a pirate ship about to attack.

Jolly Roger

Need: 1 piece of drawing paper, 1 sheet of red, white, or black construction paper, 3 pieces of felt ( red, white, black), a stick.

Design a pirate flag that tells something about you. Pick something you are interested in or good at to include on your pirate flag. For example: if you like the guitar include guitars on your pirate flag instead of crossbows. Also include on your flag pirate symbols: skulls, skeletons, crossbones, cutlasses, hourglasses.First draw your design on the drawing paper. Then cut your design out of felt and glue onto construction paper. After your pirates flag is dry tape it to a stick.


Make A Compass

Need: 1 clear plastic cup, pencil, bar magnet, thread, needle or small nail, cork, water.

Note: Review with the children compass directions.

Stroke one end of the magnet along the needle, about 30 times in the same direction. Test to see if the needle (or nail) has become magnetized by picking up pin. Cup Compass: Tie one end of a piece of thread to the center of your magnetized needle. Tie the other end of the thread to a pence. Place the pencil on the rim of the cup with the needle hanging down into the cup. Place the completed compass on a table.

Once the needle comes to rest the thickest end of the needle will point north. Move the cup compass to other areas on the table and watch the needle come to rest and point north. Cork & Cup Compass: After magnetizing the needle (or nail) press the needle through a length of cork until the cork is centered on the needle. Fill the plastic up with water. Place the cork with needle in the cup of water. As the needle floats and the comes to rest the thickest end of the needle will point north.

Compass Rose

A compass rose is a figure on a chart, compass, or map that shows the directions. Most show the cardinal directions: North, South, East, and West.

Have children make their own compass roses, being sure to put the N, E, S, and W in the correct places. Start with a circle. Use a ruler to draw lines to add cardinal direction points. The standard abbreviations are:N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West.

Compass Guide Poem.
Draw a compass rose.


Compass Guide Poem
Printable version in above 'Compass' section

How do we know
Which way to go?
Look at the magnet
and it will show.

North, south, east or west,
For finding directions it is the best.

How does it work?
It’s as simple as can be.
The planet’s biggest magnet is itself, you see.

The biggest, and strongest magnet of all.
Compared to it, all others are quite small.

Because of its size, its pull is so strong
that all other magnets are pulled along.
Try as they might, for all that they’re worth,
Magnets can’t help but point toward north.

So the next time you’re lost
without a clue,
Let a magnet find your way
to rescue you.

Pirate Story
By Robert Louis Stevenson


Print the poem. After reading the poem have the childrendraw an illustration for the poem.

Sites to See

Origins of the Compass Rose -Learn the history of how the compass rose was developed to help with navigation, and learn about its 32 points.

Images of compass roses from Portuguese Nautical Charts -Every nautical chart maker had his own characteristic compass rose using different color oppositions. View a few early sixteenth-century examples.

Charting A Course With A Compass -Chart a course with a compass rose. Learn about the Portuguese map-maker Pedro Reinell who first drew the now standard 32 point compass rose on a chart (compass drawn on a chart is called a compass rose).

Azimuths and compass quadrant bearings (thinking in circles) -Follow along as a compass rose is created.

Recommended Book

Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies
By Carolyn Crimi
Age 4 to 8

The Buccaneer Bunnies spend their days reading books, swinging from the masts of their ship, and shooting each other out of the cannons.

Then the adorable bunny Henry finds a threatening message from an unknown enemy. No one sees the danger and none will listen to Henry and his worries. Henry begins reading, researching, and writing a book about being prepared for an attack. When the Chicken Pirates attack will Henry save the day? Will Henry's book help?

A valuable message on reading, researching, and being prepared, all told with humor--Henry's Parrot 'Poop Helmet' is hilarious--with detailed delightful illustrations.


Make A Treasure Chest

Need: You need a shoe box,colored paper(black, brown, yellow), glue, scissors

Print decorations for your treasure chest: skull and crossbones, keyhole, and keep out sign.

Have the shoe box, glue, and paper ready.Paste brown paper on the box. Cut tiny strips (1/2 inch) of theyellow paper and glue them on the edges or as strips on the box. Cut black about an inch and glue as strips on your box. You can also glue brown or black construction paper on the inside of the box. Make a keyhole than you are done. Contributed by: Liz Houston

Make A Treasure Map

Need: white construction paper, crayons, used damp tea bag

Have children draw an island on their construction paper. Write the name of the water that surrounds their island (ocean, bay, cove, lake) on the map. Draw a compass rose in the lower right hand corner of the treasure map.

Things to include on the island: symbols for hills, mountains, pond, lakes, forest, palm trees, shark fins in the water, big X to mark where the treasure is.

When the treasure maps are finished age the maps by pressing a damp tea bag all over it. Tear jagged edges all round the treasure map.


Pin The Eye Patch On The Pirate

Materials Needed: Large Sheet of White Card Large Sheet of Black Card, Paints or felt pens, Chalk, OHT's and OHP, Blue tack, Blindfold

Directions: Find a good pirate face on the internet and print on the computer. Simple Pirate Face to print. Next trace the face onto a OHT. Project the face onto the wall and blue tack your white card so that the face fits onto it. Trace the face on the card.Color or paint the pirate face to make it look appealingCut eye patches from black card big enough to cover oneeye.


Line children up and they take it in turn to beblindfolded and spun around. They are then given an eyepatch with their name written on it in chalk and with apiece of blue tack on the back.

They then stick the eye patch onto the pirate. The closestto the correct spot wins a small prize. Contributed by Alisha.

Recommended Books

Roger, The Jolly Pirate
by Brett Helquist

Jolly Roger was a lousy pirate. Whenever there was any real pirating to be done, the other pirates scowled and sent him away.

Jolly Roger often wished he could think of something that would make the other pirates like him. Then one day, in the middle of a great battle, Jolly Roger had a wonderful idea..and pirate ships would never be the same again! In recognition of his feat, his shipmates stitch up a flag that has gone down in history as the 'Jolly Roger.'

Story Video


Stories to Read-Online

Famous Pirates

Francis Drake
Pirate-turned-explorer who was the second man to circumnavigate the globe.

Edward ' Blackbeard' Teach

Captain William Kidd



Pirates, Ahoy Spyglass

Need: brown construction paper; yellow construction paper..

Making spyglasses--Glue strip of yellow paper on bottom of horizontal brown paper..roll and staple into a tube. Have students look thru spyglass; therapist/teacher holds up picture symbols of pirate words and asks the pirate'what do you spy?' encourage student to respond with thecarrier phrase 'I spy ______'. Contributed by: KJ

The Pirate Cards
ESL Flash cards that teach numbers, adjectives and 'with'.

The New England Pirate Museum Vocabulary Hunt

Pirate Vocabulary
Print 'Pirate Vocabulary' and create a Pirates Dictionary.


Port Side Pirates (A Barefoot Singalong)
by Oscar Seaworthy (book & CD)

Port Side Pirates!Pirate Words Activities at Barefoot Books.

Music Video

Things to Do - Other Sites


Milk Carton Pirate Ship
Create a pirate ship using a milk carton, play dough, and construction paper.

Color Pages

Sunken Treasure color page

Pirate mask to print


Pirate Printables
Maze, word searches, dot to dot, and more

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Queen Anne's Revenge--The QAR Project
The discovery of a ship believed to be Blackbeard's flag ship.The official page for information of the Discovery of Blackbeard's Ship.

Adventures to Experience

The 200 year search for buried treasure on a booby-trapped island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Millions of dollars have been spent and six people killed, yet the treasure still eludes all seekers. What lies at the bottom of this mystery?


Pirate Day

At the end of the theme have a 'Pirate Dress Up Day'. Adults and children come dressed in pirate costumes.

Cardboard pirate hat (pdf)
A realistic pirate hat that is easy for children to make and feel happy with.

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Here’s an awesome collection of Pirate games, perfect for throwing the coolest ever Pirate theme birthday party.

Find the Crocodile

Tick tock, find the croc. With a little imagination, an egg timer makes a suitable crocodile (remember Peter Pan? the ticking crocodile…) Have pirates (the kids) try to locate the hidden croc by its tick, before the bell rings.

Treasure Hunt

This is one of the classic pirate games. It’s extremely fun and interactive! The kids love it…. You can get a complete treasure hunt activity set, or put one together on your own.

You can make up practically anything for clues. Here’s an idea that’ll suit a group of different ages – use nursery rhymes for the clues. For example, the first clue can be: “The itsy, bitsy __________ climbed up the __________ _________. Spider and Water Spout are the clues. Once they figure this out, the next clue can be hidden (taped to the bottom of) a rubber black spider taped on the gutter in your back yard or on some sort of water spout.

Another clue can be Jack & Jill went up a hill to fetch a _______ __ ______. The next clue can be floating in a vile in a pail of water. Another idea for a clue can be: Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your ________ grow? Hide this clue in your garden. Get the idea? At the end of the hunt, find an interesting place marked with a large X to hide a treasure chest filled with a goodie box with each kids name on it. This way the kids won’t all be grabbing for the loot, while the little kids get nothing.

If you’re not the creative type to easily think of treasure hunt clues and riddles, check out this really cool site that has about 5,000 ready-made riddles for scavenger and treasure hunt clues.

X Marks the Spot

Draw a treasure map with details such as palm trees, lakes and animals. Tear the edges to age and if you really want an authentic look burn the edges briefly and stain the map with tea bags. Decide where the treasure is and mark it with a red “X” on the BACK of the map. Make little X’s and ask the children to put them on the map where they think the treasure is (having written their name on each X). Take the map and hold it up against a window or bulb to reveal the X that is on the back and where the treasure is!

Hook the Treasure

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Here’s one of those really funny pirate games – Prepare ahead of time brightly-colored plastic drink cups (16 oz or large enough to fit a kid’s hand into) and cut an X hole in the bottom. Then push a wrapped candy cane halfway down into it. Voila! A pirate’s prosthesis! Now empty a large bag of pretzels into a bowl. Let’s see how many pretzels the kids can fish out with their “hooks” in 60 seconds.

Pirate Game Elementary P.e. Games To Play

Walk the Plank

Take a long thick board and mount each side on bricks or books (if you want more of an effect, and you don’t have a real pool in your backyard, take a kiddie pool and put it underneath the plank. Have inflatable alligators swim in it and that’s your alligator pit.) The older kids can be blindfolded and see who can “walk the plank” without falling into the “alligator pit”.

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Other kid pirates can have squirt bottles and can be instructed to squirt the plank walker if they touch the ground. If you decide that your group of kids is likely to be overly excited and you don’t want them to possibly hurt themselves, you can also draw a plank on a sidewalk with chalk and have the kids walk inside the lines.

Bobbing for Apples

Hang cored apples at the kids height. Then the kids have to bite the apple with their hands behind their backs. It’s a simple and classic game, but the kids love this sort of pirate games.

Pan for GOLD

If you don’t have a sandbox, take a kiddie pool and put sand in it. Then take pebbles and spray paint them gold and bury them in the sand. Prepare foil pie plates with holes punched in the bottoms for the kids to sift through the sand for the “Gold”.

The Pirate Ship Race

First of all you need two cardboard boxes, one for each team. Each team is made up of two people, one sits in the box, and the other pushes the box. On the mark of “GO”, the person standing on both teams pushes the “ship” (while the other team member is sitting in the box). They race down the fake stream till they get to the end and then the team members switch places and race back down the fake stream. The first team to get back is the winning team. You can have multiple races until you get to the number one winning team. Have some sort of prize for the winners.

Pin the Parrot/Patch on the Pirate (or Pin the Pirate on the Map)

Submitted by Jennifer from Gainesville, FL

Fun game with the same rules as “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”. Draw a pirate on posterboard and make parrots out of construction paper. A bandana for a blindfold and have each child try to pin the parrot on the shoulder of the pirate. Fun game, the kids loved it!

Sword Fight Pirate Games

Most of the kids will want to sword fight like the real pirates, so here’s a safe solution! Set the stage for a duel. You can have the birthday kid and a guest start, while the others watch and anxiously wait their turn to “do battle”. Each kid is given a breadstick for a sword and the object of the game is to break your opponent’s breadstick without breaking your own; when you have nothing left but a stump you must surrender and the next challenger steps up. The person who stays the champ the longest is the winner. (Something you should tell the kids beforehand: that they are only allowed to hit the other person’s breadstick, if any other body part gets hit the person is disqualified!).

Pass the Pirate’s Parrot

Here’s one of those classic Pirate games. You’ll need: A stuffed parrot and pirate music in a music player you can stop randomly (played similar to Hot Potato). Gather kids in a circle and pass the Pirate’s parrot around while the music is playing. When the music stops the person with the parrot is out. Stop the music randomly to keep the game lively. Continue until there is only one person left that hasn’t held the Pirate’s parrot.

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