DIY Storytime – Pirates

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on the theme of … 
Pirates! 

Books:

How I Became a Pirate
• Written by Melinda Long
• Illustrated by Davis Shannon
• Published by Houghton Mifflin
• Presented by Storytime with Miss Jeannie
A boy meets a pirate on the beach and joins the crew.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/0dwW
Here are several ideas for making pirate hats for kids from No More Still:
https://stillnomore.org/pirate-hat/

Pirates Go to School
• Written by Corinne Demas
• Illustrated by John Manders
• Published by Scholastic
• Presented by Storytime Train
https://safeYouTube.net/w/jTvW
Here are some fun pirate activities from ChildFun:
https://www.childfun.com/themes/people/pirates/

 

My Granny Is a Pirate
• Written by Val McDermid
• Illustrated by Arthur Robins
• Published by Orchard Books
• Presented by Phich Hoang
A boy describes the adventures of his very unusual Granny.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/3UvW
Pirate Captain Jay tells kids how to Talk Like a Pirate:
https://safeYouTube.net/w/LVvW

Songs:

We Are the Pirates by Bounce Patrol
https://safeYouTube.net/w/SWvW

Over the Deep Blue Sea by Super Simple Songs
https://safeYouTube.net/w/XXvW

I Pirate Went to Sea by KidZone
https://safeYouTube.net/w/bZvW

Rhymes and Fingerplays

Five Little Pirates on a Treasure Chest
(count down on your fingers)

Five little pirates on a treasure chest
One jumped off and four are left.
Four little pirates on a treasure chest
One slid off and three are left.
Three little pirates on a treasure chest
One fell down and two are left.
Two little pirates on a treasure chest
One was pushed off and one is left.
One little pirate on the treasure chest
He climbed down and none were left.
No pirates on the treasure chest
Yo, ho, ho and now it’s all mine!

Captain Billy
(tune: “Old MacDonald”)

Captain Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
And on his ship he had a crew, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
With an “Arrr, Arrr” here and an “Arrr, Arrr” there,
Here an “Arrr,” there an “Arrr,” everywhere an “Arrr, Arrr,”
Captain Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho.

Captain Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
And on his ship he had some grog, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
With a “swill, swill” here and a “swill, swill” there,
Here a “swill,” there a “swill,” everywhere a “swill, swill,”
Captain Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho.

Captain Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
And on his ship he had a treasure, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
With gold doubloons here and gold doubloons there,
Here doubloons there doubloons, everywhere gold doubloons
Captain Billy had a ship, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho.

Captain Billy found an isle, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
And on that isle buried treasure, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho,
With a “dig, dig” here and a “dig, dig” there,
Here a “dig,” there a “dig” everywhere a “dig, dig,”
Captain Billy found an isle, E-I-Yo-Ho-Ho.

Twenty-Five Mutineers Held in the Hold
(tune: “Ninety-Nine Bottles of rootbeer on the Wall”)

Twenty-five mutineers held in the hold
Twenty-five mutineers held
One walked the plank
And after he sank
Twenty-four mutineers held in the hold.

Twenty-four mutineers held in the hold
Twenty-four mutineers held
One walked the plank
And after he sank
Twenty-three mutineers held in the hold.

(keep counting down to zero)

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