Thursday, January 11, 2018

Storytime: Pirates

Books


Charlotte Jane Battles Bedtime by Myra Wolfe
Bubble Bath Pirates! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
This Little Pirate by Philemon Sturges
Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors by Danna Smith
The Pirate Jamboree by mark Teague
Swap! by Steve Light

I'm finally getting my backlog of storytime posts up. I'm doing them in no particular order, just whichever one is easiest to format first. This storytime was back in September for Talk Like A Pirate Day. It was a lot of fun and the kids were pretty into it! One issue with pirate themed storytimes is a huge percentage of the books are about white boys. I tried to make sure I had at least some diversity in the titles, but it was difficult. I solved this issue somewhat with my flannelboard where I made sure to include female pirates and pirates of color!

Click read more for fun pirate themed activities!

Songs and Rhymes

Action Song: “If You're a Pirate and You Know it”
(Tune: If You're Happy and You Know it)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the desk (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the desk (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, then you’ll hear sea winds a’blowin
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the desk (swish, swish)

If you’re a pirate and you know it, walk the plank (stomp stomp)...

If you’re a pirate and you know it, say ahoy (ahoy!)...

Source: Born Librarian

Action Song: “I’ve Been Sailing on the Ocean”
(Tune: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad)

I’ve been sailing on the ocean
All the livelong day
I’ve been sailing on the ocean
Just to pass the time away

Can you hear the pirates calling?
They ‘re chasing us as we roam.
Can you hear the captain shouting?
“Time to head for home.”

Good wind won’t you blow
Good wind won’t you blow
Good wind won’t you blow
Us ho-o-ome?


There are pirates on the ocean with big ships
There are pirates on the ocean I know
There are pirates on the ocean with big ships
When the high winds blow.

(They’re singing . . .)
Fie, fi, fiddly i o
Fie, fi, fiddly i o-o-o
Fie, fi, fiddly i o
As long as the high winds blow.


Source: State Library of Iowa

Action Song: “Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship”
(Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Sail, sail, sail your ship
Gently over the sea
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
A pirate’s life for me!


Source: Storytime Katie

Action Song: “This Old Pirate”
(Tune: This Old Man)

This old pirate, has a hat
Where a skull and crossbones sat.
With an Ar, Ar, Ar, and an Ay Matey!
This old pirate sailed the sea.

Additional Verses:
This old pirate has a hook, uses it to hold a book.
This old pirate has a map, keeps it handy in his lap
This old pirate has a bird, barely knows a single word.
This old pirate has a ship, travels the world in a single trip.
This old pirate looking for treasure, more than anyone could measure!

Source: Sunflower Storytime

Flannelboards and Fingerplays


Flannelboard: “One Brave Pirate”

(Tune: "One Little Elephant")

One brave pirate sailed out to sea
Across the blue waters, wild and free
He had such enormous fun
That he called for another brave pirate to come.

Two brave pirates sailed out to sea
Across the blue waters, wild and free
They had such enormous fun
That they called for another brave pirate to come.


Count up to five

Five brave pirates sailed out to sea
Across the blue waters, wild and free
They had such enormous fun
As they sailed together ‘neath the golden sun!

Flannelboard: “Five Scurvy Pirates”

Five scurvy pirates standing on the shore,
One went on a search and that left four.

Four scurvy pirates sailing out to sea,
One went for a swim and that left three.

Three scurvy pirates out on the ocean blue,
One walked the plank and that left two.

Two scurvy pirates having tons of fun,
One went below the deck and that left one.

One scurvy pirate, tired and alone,
He turned the ship around and sailed for home.


Source for both rhymes: Storytime ABCs

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