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Celebrating Pirate Night for Kids at Home

By Isabel Kallman

Early Celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day

You don’t have to wait until September 19 to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. We celebrated in August and I plan to make it a monthly affair at my house.

Like many a preschool boy, my son was obsessed with pirates. Blaming pirates for his ill manners, as well:

I’m eating with my hands because I’m a pirate. I’m speaking with food in my mouth, because I’m a pirate.

You get it.

So, one warm summer evening I declared it Pirate Night and we went ALL OUT.

Here’s a sampling of the night

Here’s the homemade costume:

1. head scarf
2. costume jewelry
3. a sword cut from cardboard

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Dinner:

We get to eat with our hands.

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Dance on the dinner table? Why not?

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Dessert Treasure Hunt with a requisite map:

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Feet on the table? Of course.

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More Treasure Hunting:

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Eating dinner on the beach a few nights later that summer my son was all, Let’s do Pirate Night. I saw him holding a tree branch and said Nope. You’re Harry Potter and I’m Hermione. I’m transfiguring this pasta into Hershey’s Kisses for you.

And, dinner was eaten very quickly that evening.

Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of Alphamom.com.

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of Alphamom.com.

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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