Pirate Fun Activities For Kids #11: Pirate Songs

For today’s pirate play-of-the-day for fun, learning, and kindergarten readiness, kids can use a treasure that’s buried deep inside–their voices! The tune is familiar to many but the words are different. This goes to Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes. The action in the last line of each verse can be changed to lots of other actions.

pirate activities for kidsPirates sail on the deep blue sea, deep blue sea, deep blue sea. Pirates sail on the deep blue sea.
Swab the deck.

Pirates sail on the deep blue sea, deep blue sea, deep blue sea. Pirates sail on the deep blue sea.
Bury some treasure.

Pirates sail on the deep blue sea, deep blue sea, deep blue sea. Pirates sail on the deep blue sea.
Hoist the Jolly Roger.

Pirates sail on the deep blue sea, deep blue sea, deep blue sea. Pirates sail on the deep blue sea.
Walk the plank.

Songs and singing are an effective way for kids to practice various skills such as auditory memory, careful listening, vocabulary, rhythm, patterning, language, voice expression and more. Singing can also help kids practice patience when they have to wait because it gives them something to do instead of just being bored. Have you ever heard of children who sing themselves to sleep? Singing is a good strategy for self-regulation. It can be either calming or energizing. Coordinating words and actions is good exercise for brains and bodies.

This song uses the tune Mary Had A Little Lamb.

pirate activities for kidsThis is how a pirate talks, pirate talks, pirate talks.
This is how a pirate talks, Arr, Arr, Arr.

Parrots are a pirate’s friend, pirate’s friend, pirate’s friend.
Parrots are a pirate’s friend, Squawk, Squawk, Squawk.

Pirates practice with their swords, with their swords,
with their swords. Pirates practice with their swords,
Swish, Swish, Swish. (pretend swords are enough)

Pirates hoist the sails up high, sails up high, sails up high.
Pirates hoist the sails up high, Pull, Pull, Pull.

Just like the treasures in pirate’s trunks sparkle, so can voices. Don’t keep yours buried. Sing!
Any more ideas for pirate songs and actions?

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