Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of… apple juice! Ahoy there – did you know that September 19th is International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day? I don’t know about you, but I love just about any excuse to dress up and act goofy with my kids. And that is just what we did! ALEX has some awesome pirate-themed pretend play toys, like the Pirate Tent Play Set, which is perfect for pretend pirate fun! It comes packed flat and takes only a minute to set up. It is large enough for multiple kids and one [not fully grown-up] adult, and comes with a carrying case so you can pack it up easily and take it along to another shipmate’s house! Thar’ she blows! This play tent has a front hook and loop door to let in all the ship’s crew. It even has a secret back door and comes with matching pirate bandana and eye patch! The girls had SO much fun dressing up and playing inside the pirate ship tent! They really liked learning all the different things that pirates say (poop deck was their favorite). For a fun, pirate-themed snack we had some gold chocolate coins –yum! After snacks it was time to play Pirate Matching Game! Imagine an adorable storage suitcase filled with big chunky memory tiles that have tons of pirate pictures on them: treasure chests, pirate ships, sea serpents and more! The game also came with 2 pirate hats that we wore while we played the game – Arrr!! We love memory games; they encourage turn taking, good sportsmanship, pattern recognition, counting and more! I figured we couldn’t have a pirate day without finishing it off with a good old-fashioned treasure hunt! I hid all sorts of booty (Mardi Gras beads!) around the yard and let the girls go looking for it together. Shiver me timbers!!! We had such a fun pirate day!! I hope our adventures inspire you to talk like a pirate too! Please share your Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day adventures with us, we’d love to hear all about them, matey!