Monday, September 19, 2011

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate

My friend, Melanie, writes an amazing blog.  She has 3 young boys, and is a wealth of ideas and information about things to do to keep 3 boys busy.  Please enjoy this post from her blog.

Arrr Matey! We are planning some fun activities and treats for International Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 19). John Baur and Mark Summers came up with the idea to talk like pirates for a day, and it spread fast when Dave Barry wrote about it in his column in 2002. For more great pirate ideas, check out this site, an actual talk like a pirate website! They have an entire list of pirate sites on the left side of their page. We had fun playing games on this site. Arrresome!

A few ideas that we've heard about so far:
Say arrr a lot - to the point of annoying others.
Wear argyle socks.
Eat at Arrrby's.
Click on this link for actual pirate words - love it!
My son had a pirate birthday party a few years ago, so we will be pulling out some fun decor and wearing eye patches! I'm hoping to plan a scavenger hunt, and may have fish tacos for dinner!

Check out these great books for inspiration:

Love this ABC adventure...

And one of our favorites by a favorite, David Shannon:
(anything with diapers is usually a hit around here!)

Anyone ever have this kind of a day?

Arrr - a pirate's life for me!


1 comment:

  1. I love this day! I started celebrating in college :) What fun to have a kid to do it with now!



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