International Talk Like a Pirate Day is more than just a silly holiday where people are supposed to talk like pirates...okay, no, it's really just a silly holiday where people are supposed to take a pirate name, play pirate games, do pirate activities, and read pirate books. It's a day that's all about fun...and a little bit of mayhem!
Pirate Name Chart
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and what fun is celebrating this pirate-y holiday without a proper pirate name. So, grab your spectacles and examine the name chart below to find your perfect Pirate Name!
How Talk Like a Pirate Day Started
As most good stories go, the origins of Talk Like a Pirate Day were humble and underwhelming. Two good friends, John Baur and Mark Summers, were playing racquetball and happened to fall into a pattern of talking like a pirate.
The game became more fun (isn't everything more fun when you're talking like a pirate?!) and they decided to make it an unofficial official holiday. You can read the story of International Talk Like a Pirate Day's origins from their perspective here.
Pirate Coloring and Activity Book
While everyone needs a pirate name on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the youngest of the crew could also do with some fun pirate activities! The printable pirate coloring and activity book below is perfect for keeping your wee mateys entertained while you're cleaning cannons and hoisting flags!
The free pirate coloring and activity book is a perfect preschool pirate activity, but great to share with elementary coloring enthusiasts as well!
Download the Pirate Coloring and Activity Book for Talk Like a Pirate Day now by clicking the link below
Pirate Books for Kids
For the wee ones, there's always a way to weave some learning fun (in this case, reading!) into a holiday. Talk Like a Pirate Day is no exception! After you check the pirate name list above and discover your official pirate name, read some of the books below with your kids - in a pirate voice, of course!
The links below are affiliate links to some of our favorite pirate books for kids!
Pirate Costumes and Accessories
There's no fun pretending to be a pirate if you don't look like one! Here's everything you need to make sure you're playing the part of the ultimate pirate on International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Pirate Crafts & Games
We love playing pirate games and whipping up some fun pirate crafts! Check out these great activities from our sister site, That Kids Craft Site!
Have a blast this International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Remember to get your pirate name, don your pirate garb, color some pirate pictures, and read your pirate books to truly get into the spirit of fun this holiday!