September 19, 2016 | strande
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day! If you missed our Pirate-themed Storytime, don't worry. Here are some of the stories and songs from this week's storytime, plus some suggestions to inspire a storytime fit for a scalawag that you can do at home.
Pig brothers Dink and Fergus love playing at the beach, but when Dink wakes up from his nap in a grumpy mood, Fergus invites Dink to play with his new pirate ship of sand and gives him the starring role as pirate captain.
IF YOU'RE A PIRATE AND YOU KNOW IT
(Adapted from If You're Happy and You Know It, and inspired by Born Librarian)
If you're a pirate and you know it swab the deck (swab, swab)
If you're a pirate and you know it walk the plank (stomp, stomp)
If you're a pirate and you know it dig for treasure (dig, dig)
If you're a pirate and you know it shout "ahoy" ("AHOY!")
A rollicking collection of pirate poems and illustrations features a motley assortment of scoundrels, scalawags, and scurvy mates who engage in battles, treasure hunts, and favorite pirate meals.
FIVE LITTLE GATORS
Five little gators on a pirate chest, arguing about who's the best.
One took off, heading west. How many gators are left on the chest? (count down until the gators are gone)
Ned is a pirate whose fondness for knitting annoys his captain--until one of Ned's knitted blankets saves the ship from a sea monster.
We shook the parachute to The Crabby Song, but there are many other songs to enjoy here.
More Songs and Stories to Enjoy
Two bands of pirates fight over a box, but when they raise the white flag and open the box together, they find a treasure to share.
Try this extra fancy version of Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
When brave mariners Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a galleon then set off on an imaginary adventure at sea, they face pirates, a storm, and a shipwreck.