Pirates – Preschool

Introduction Welcome – Bienvenidos
Book

Kindergarrrten Bus by Mike Ornestein
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Finger Rhyme Ten Little Pirates
Ten little pirates stood in a row, (Hold up 10 fingers.)
They bowed to their heads to the captain so! (Lower and raise fingers.)
They marched to the left; (March hands to left.)
They marched to the right. (March hands to right.)
They shouted yo ho! (Cup hand by mouth.)
And gave their captain a fright. (Hands over heart.)
Source: Sunflower Storytime
Book Squirrel Me Timbers by Louise Pigott
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ASL Boat, Water
Action Rhyme Yo-Ho a Pirate’s Gold
A jumping we will go, (jump)
A jumping we will go,
Yo-ho a pirate’s gold,
A jumping we will go.

A swimming we will go, (pretend to swim)
A swimming we will go,
Yo-ho a pirate’s gold,
A swimming we will go.

Running, dancing, spinning, etc
Source: Artsy Toddler Storytimes

Action Rhyme Row Your Pirate Ship
Row, row, row your ship, gently across the sea, (pretend to row)
Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life at sea.
Scrub, scrub, scrub the deck, gently across the sea.
Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life at sea.
Furl, furl, furl your sail, gently across the sea, (move hand over hand as if pulling a rope).
Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life at sea.
Sway, sway, sway your ship, gently across the sea, (sway body side to side)
Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life at sea.
Source: Cannot remember where I obtained this rhyme from.
Action Rhyme Walk the Plank
I placed a large wooden board plank on a blue sheet and threw my shark puppet on the ground. I played Baby Shark while the kids walked across the plank.
Source: Fun-a-Day 
Dance Song Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Dance Song The Silly Pirate Song by Jack Hartmann
Cool Down ABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye Song It’s Time to Say Goodbye

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