Talk Like A Pirate Day With Pirate’s Booty

As we get older the magic of pretending seems less appealing all the time. However, its important for us as parents to remember that it plays a critical role in children’s lives. In honor of National #TalkLikeAPirateDay, that’s coming up on September, 19, I had the opportunity to speak with Pirate Professor Billy Bones regarding the importance of pretend play! Professor Billy Bones says that “Kids these days need to have a sense that their horizons are endless and it’s important to get them active and on their feet & back to backyard play.” I couldn’t agree more with the scurvy Professor!


So this Talk Like a Pirate Day, I’ve teamed up with Pirate’s Booty, the gluten-free baked rice and corn puff snack, to set sail on an old fashioned treasure hunt with my little buccaneer!

pirates booty

Here’s how we navigate the seven seas!

1. Make a treasure chest, a cardboard box works well and you can let your matey color the treasure chest!

2.  Fill your treasure chest! In this house there is only one thing to fill it with and that’s Pirate’s Booty! It’s the perfect snack after a long treasure hunt! Pirate’s Booty is baked, not fried and does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It also has 0 grams trans-fat per serving and is certified gluten free!

3. Time to bury the #PirateBooty treasure. Make sure to bury it without yer mateys!

4. Draw the map. Remember to include plenty of clues so yer scurvy crew all keep the task at hand and don’t wonder off to pillage the neighborhood (go big and make some booby traps for extra fun)!

5. Get your pirate gear on!

6.  Follow the map and find the treasure!


Not sure if yer land lubber legs are ready for a full treasure hunt yet? Let me share with you our treasure chest full of games, activities and recipes. Arrr you ready!?!?

  • Obstacle Course: A classic backyard game! Get creative ye piratical parents and set out an active quest for your little buccaneers. They’ll not only get their bodies moving and roar with team spirit, but will work up an appetite fit for a whale! Good thing you have Pirate’s Booty snacks awaitn’!
    Split yer crew into two teams or have one single riotous rabble, sit ‘em in a line and have them race thru the course one at a time. Simple stations spread out in a circle route will do nicely: Hop over a pool noodle, shimmy under a blanket held by two adults, crawl under a chair, walk the plank and race back to the finish line! Then conduct a contest about how much Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddarpuffs a buccaneer can carry in two hands.
  • Sea Sick Spin: Object of game is a race against time and dizziness. Two teams line up in parallel lines and sit at a start/finish line. Twenty or so paces distant are two items (examples: a whiffle bat, an orange cone, cut down pool noodles, etc). Each runner will hold on to its top point with their hand, place their forehead down on the back of their hand and then spin around it, bent over at waist, three full times and attempt to run back to line. Dizziness or “Sea Sickness” makes for a challenging and hilarious game, where the runner must tap the hand of the next runner. All kids take turns until last participant makes it back to line, and that team wins! Hooray!
  • Pi-Pi-Pirate: A jaunty pirate version of “Duck, Duck, Goose!” Winner gets Pirate’s Booty.
  • Pass the Squid: A silly sea-faring version of “Hot Potato” using marine life plush toys. (aquid, fish, shark, etc.)
  • Tug o’ War: The classic, active outside challenge game. Make sure everyone yells, “Heave!” Winner gets Pirate’s Booty.

Pirate's Booty Collage

No matter how you celebrate Talk like a Pirate day you will have a blast and if your buried treasure is Pirate’s Booty like ours it’s even better!



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