pirate alphabet hunt

Shiver me timbers and rattle me bones - we got through another Pirate Day.

I added a new activity to Pirate Day this year.

A Pirate Treasure hunt  - with a twist.

No chest of gold, jewels, or even cupcakes.

Alphabet letters hidden in the playground and forest - and they LOVED it.

I was going to make some pirate-y kind of alphabet letters on the computer, but then I found how I could invest a dollar to save a couple hours and a bit of my sanity.

I was cheap and printed them 4 to a page.  

I have since found a freebie.

Back to Pirate Day and the playground.  

Some wanna be pirates from our buddy class kindly hid the letters outside.  Ten year olds can be pretty devious!

Each pirate was given a clipboard and a recording sheet. 

Click on the graphic below to get a copy. 

And the search was on!

The kids worked together, they talked about letters, they were outside and moving.  They were having fun, not realizing that they were learning.  All was good in Pirateland.

I can't sign off without leaving you with our favourite Pirate video.


We have 8 1/2 more days with kids.  I love them dearly - but I am currently fueled by caffeine and hope.  Bring on July!



  1. Sandi, Yet another idea of yours that I am definitely going to copy. I did a time hunt (9;15 on clipboard and hidden clock in room) when I taught kindergarten that my kiddos loved. A pirate day and letter hunt will be perfect for my pre-K class. Thanks for another inspiration.
    Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales

  2. Cute idea! I would love to have a Pirate Day. Looks like a lot of fun! :)

    First Grade Garden

  3. What a hoot! That sounds like GREAT fun, Sandi.
    8 1/2 more days. We can do it!!!!

  4. These are great ideas! Looks like fun! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

  5. Great idea! We will have to try this for our next Pirate theme.

  6. I'm a little confused. Do they just circle the letter when they find it? or collect it?

    1. The kids circle/cross off the letters as they find them on the recording sheet. If it was a small group working together, they could collect the letters.


  7. Oh, how fun!! What a great way to get them interested in learning. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  8. How fun is this ?!?! You are so full of great ideas, Sandi! Thanks for linking up to Discover & Explore!


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