We’re big pirate fans around here, and try to find a way to celebrate this obscure holiday every year.
A couple years ago we were at the beach, so I gave the kids a treasure map (that we just happened to have with us), drew a line in the sand for them to follow, and buried a fruit snack “treasure” at the end.
We try to go to Krispy Kreme every year, because they celebrate by giving out free donuts. They’ll give you a donut for talking like a pirate (a simple “Aargh!” is enough), or they’ll give you a DOZEN donuts if you dress like a pirate!
We like donuts…especially warm fresh squishy glazed donuts…so we do our best to dress piratey.
Pardon the horrible picture quality and dirty mirror. I was quickly snapping a picture to send to another pirate-loving friend. She immediately sent me a picture of herself decked out like a pirate. I love having a friend with a kindred pirate spirit.
Ollie had been planning his outfit for days.
We each got a free donut, plus they gave us two dozen donuts which we took to Thad over at the barber shop.
I think we’ll end our day with a treasure hunt to practice reading, and maybe we’ll look at the map to see where old-time pirates sailed.
Do you have any piratey plans for the day? I hope you get a chance to stop by Krispy Kreme for a free treat!