Children just love Pirates – they are naughty, rude, steal treasure, tell fibs, are not over fond of washing, and some of them even eat their own bogies! No wonder Pirates is such a popular theme for birthday parties.
This book is a collection of three dozen Pirate Party Games and activities suitable for Pirate Themed Birthday Parties. The games are enhanced with snippets of pirate lore, pirate history, tall tales, and blatant fibs, all of which bring the games to life and ensure a truly memorable Pirate Party.
Revealed for the first time is the reason we blow bugs, plague, and bogies all over the birthday cake before we serve it to our friends - yes the tradition of blowing out candles was started by pirates! And you will discover too the pirate way of playing pass the parcel which is a lot more exciting than the usual dreary game played at parties today.
Many traditional party games were of course invented by pirates in order to develop the necessary life skills of fighting, paying attention, memory development, spatial awareness, balance and co-ordination, creative writing and many more skills essential to child development. The educational aspect of each game is explained, along with its history (which may or may not be true) and some interesting facts of pirate lore that you always wanted to know, and quite a few that you would rather not know, but which children will just love to hear about
Suitable for parents organising children’s parties, particularly Pirate themed parties, but also a witty and fun read for anyone with children or an interest in Pirates.