Talk Like a Pirate Day is officially Saturday, September 19th –
Get ready for the best day of the year! Arrr!
This Talk Like a Pirate Day, Mom Does Reviews has teamed up with Pirate’s Booty, the gluten-free baked rice and corn puff snack, to set sail on a day filled with adventure with our little buccaneers. To prepare us for this amazing adventure-filled event, we interviewed Billy Bones of Pirate School to learn how to talk (and act) like a pirate! We asked him “what are the key pirate phrases and lingo for children to learn and use on Sept. 19th?”
“Blimey!’, “Shiver me timbers”, and “Tharrr she blows!”
are key phrases young buccanneers need to know when
they are swashbucklin’ for booty!” ~ Billy Bones
What do Buccaneers Learn at Pirate School?
During Pirate School! the bumbling professor Billy Bones teaches youngsters how to be good pirates with zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like Buccaneers; cannons boom, skulls talk, cutlasses drop and pets run amok. Pirate School! aims to satisfy children’s universal curiosity about the briny Buccaneers of Yore, but also strives to inspire children to thrive in real school as well.
About Billy Bones (David Engel):
David Engel is a veteran family entertainer based in New York, currently celebrating 25 years of entertaining and educating children across America, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia. David performs 250 shows annually with his stable of off-beat characters at theaters, festivals, libraries, schools, birthdays and corporate events nationwide. Pirate School!, a solo comedy show created and performed by David Engel, also known as “Billy Bones” gives kids a chance to live out their dreams of high-seas adventure.
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Talk Like a Pirate Day Celebration
Arrr you ready for your Talk Like a Pirate Day adventure?
Pirate’s Booty Boats
Serve your favorite Pirate’s Booty in origami boats instead of bowls. Young Buccaneers love Pirate’s Booty and will love it more when it is served in their own ship! It is a fun Talk Like a Pirate Day snack that mom’s love because is baked, not fried and does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It also has 0 grams trans-fat per serving and is certified gluten free. It is the better-for-you snack that brings adventure and imagination to the table—quite literally!—every day.
Download Origami Boat Directions from Pirate’s Booty HERE
Earl of Sandwiches Sandwich
Our Talk Like a Pirate Day Celebration included even more traditional pirate food, like shark teeth (cheese triangles) and the Earl of Sandwiches original sandwich!
Original Earl of Sandwiches Sandwich! The Earl was a real Sea Captain. Ledged has it that, instead of eating a big meal in his Great Cabin below, he preferred to stay up on deck to eat while watching his crew and the weather. He ordered the normal courses of meat, salad and cheese to be combined into one, handheld item and the Sandwich was born! Kids may assemble their own Earl of Sandwich with Cheese and side of Pirate’s Booty, ham, tomato, etc., etc.
Pirate Bananas for Young Buccaneers
My son hasn’t eaten a banana in a really long time, but he had two during our Pirate party thanks to these adorable Pirate Bananas (photos below).
The Pirate bananas were very easy to make. I drew the faces on with a permanent marker and tied a triangle bandanna scrap around the lower half. Our Pirate Bananas were served upon the treasure map (buccaneers must eat all the bananas to get the map!)
Pirate Bowling ~ Talk Like a Pirate Day, Pirate Games!
Bowling is a game that can be easily assembled out of supplies you already have laying around your house. I have seen families make pins out of baby snack containers, cups, empty juice bottles, and all sorts of things. We chose to make our pins out of full water bottles. Our ball was a coconut (that I later switched to a plastic ball when I wasn’t in the room to keep the lads from breaking a window or hurting someone – Blimy! Them coconuts can hurt the noggin!)
- Decorate six water bottles to make them appear more appropriate for Talk Like a Pirate Day.
- Choose a bowling ally location.
- Arrange pins on floor.
- Mark pin spots with an “X” with gentle adhesive tape.
- Tape a line or an “X” for the bowling line.
- Use a ball or coconut as your bowling ball.
After the bowling game is setup, explain the rules, and let them have fun!
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