What’s the Idea?
Learn about Pirates of the Caribbean with these fun and educational activities . Perfect for home schooling!
What’s the story
Pirates of the Caribbean themed activities are very popular with kids
So a teacher friend created a list of activities based on Pirates of the Caribbean
Because kids are much more likely to want to take part if it’s fun
Making this a great way for kids to learn new skills
Without realising that they are
All these Pirate related activities are suitable for Key stage 1 & 2.
And even Lower KS3 might enjoy some of them too.
We don’t recommend you let your children research pirates on their own.
Because piracy still exists
So there are some not very nice sites – please be careful!
People should do this because…?
Pirates of the Caribbean activities will keep kids engaged for hours.
They’re fun and easy to do
Best of all, these pirate activities have learning elements to them.
- Language skills
- Coordination activities
- Position and movement
- Map skills
- Design Technology
Shh! Don’t tell the children they probably won’t notice they’re learning
So you can use these as part of your home schooling
How do you do it?
Below is a list of activities to try:
Pirate myths that might be true
Watch the following video
Design your own pirate flag.
They reflected pirates’ personality.
How will yours show your pirate personality?
What will your pirate name be?
Make your own Pirates of the Caribbean outfit
You can do this ready for the play or treasure hunt or a battle.
Make a pirate hat and eyepatch.
You could make a cutlass out of cardboard and decorate them all.
Make your own Pirates of the Caribbean play and add a sea shanty
Write a short play based on your pirate ideas
Then add a sea shanty
This is a type of song sung by sailors and pirates
Marooned on an island
How would you escape? Be creative.
Do a bit of drama and act it out.
Compensation for pirates
Read this article about pirate compensation
Make your own compensation for pirates’ agreement
What jewel would you get for loss of finger?
How much gold for loss of an eye?
Which parts of your body would be easier/harder to do without?
Why? How much is each item worth in pounds?
Then have a battle.
Decide what limbs have been lost.
How much compensation is each pirate owed?
Can you add it up?
Bonus point for super joined up handwriting.
Draw a treasure map
Base your Pirates treasure map on the layout of your house/room/garden.
For example, pretend your table is a palm tree etc.
Why not hide some treasure?
And make up instructions for someone to follow the map to find treasure.
How many paces north/ south etc?
Mind the quicksand!!
Make your own pirate code.
Even Pirates of the Caribbean had some rules.
How do you expect your pirates to behave?
Use a damp teabag to age the paper. Make a few of these. Let them dry.
Curl up the edges to age the paper.
Write out your ideas for compensation.
Now you have the first part of your pirate code.
Make your own pirate knots
Pirate ships had lots of ropes on them
So Pirates needed to know how to tie different knots
Why not make your own knots
Glue them onto paper and make your own pirate knot display.
Label underneath with names.
You can draw your own frame around it.
Draw your own Pirates of the Caribbean ship
Watch this video first
Label the parts after
Did he get the names of the parts correct?
What will your ship be called?
Write a diary of your days as a pirate
How did you feel?
How did the day turn out?
Will you be continuing your life as an outlaw?
Talk like a pirate
Watch this video
Pirates used to talk differently to how we speak today
You can write down these words for your play/ diary etc
Or make up some of your own words and create a dictionary.
Talk like a pirate- can your parents understand you?
Build your own pirate ship in the garden/ bedroom
Check with adults first about what you can use
And where you can build it.
The you can fly your flag at the top.
Watch a suitable version of treasure island
Stuff you may need
- Pencil, pen and paper
- Coloured pens or crayons
- Tea bags
- PC or phone and wifi to watch videos
- Pieces of string