1. Check out library books
We went with...
Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate
Shiver Me Timbers!: Pirate Poems & Paintings
Backbeard and the Birthday Suit
2. Listen to cool pirate music
Over dinner we listened to this clip from YouTube of a medley of Pirate Songs from the kid's Disney TV show "Jake and the Neverland Pirates". It's perfect because it's around 16 minutes long so you won't have to change songs often.
3. Find out your pirate name
4. Make a pirate dinner/dessert.
This year I went with our family's favorite Southwest Stuffed Green Peppers. They look like a boat and my kids were beyond thrilled!
You could also stick these into hoagie sandwiches, mini meatloaves, jumbo muffins/cupcakes or stuffed peppers (like we did).
Here's the printable I whipped up!