Ahoy Me Hearties! September 19th is “Talk Like a Pirate” Day! Are ye ready? Ye best get planning. Luckily I have made things easy for you! Below ye will find a roundup of music resources fittin’ for a Captain! Whether ye teach a crew of students or individually, there is something for everyone! Now batten down the hatches and get to work!
(The bundled resources shared are also available individually)
PIRATE WRITE THE ROOM BUNDLE
A group scavenger hunt activity, this bundle includes two activities! Pirate Melody Write the Room and Pirate Talk Rhythm Write the Room.
Get your students up and moving as they move around the room. Setting it up is super easy! Just print, laminate and cut the melody or rhythm cards and hang them around the room. Students will travel to find the matching graphic and notate the melody or rhythm on their worksheet.
Both include a bonus composition activity!
PIRATE BLAST MUSIC THEORY GAME
Avast ye, landlubbers! Get ready for a barrel of laughs with Pirate Blast – an exciting and unpredictable theory review game!
With over 120 flashcards covering note naming (staff, keyboard and finger numbers), rhythm, and music symbols, Pirate Blast is the perfect way for students to brush up on their music theory. Mix and match the flashcards, or divide them into subject or level for a more focused review.
This game used with the toy is so much fun! We’re using the Journey to Hidden Treasures Practice Incentive Program by Music Educator Resources and this game fits in perfectly. It’s active, fun, learning!! Lori D.
AHOY MATEY! PRINTABLE GAME
“Blimey! This here game be a ton of treasure! Graphics, directions and ideas are FABULOUS. Great resource for getting kids excited about music symbols.” Sandra H.
A fun music card game for 2-6 players reviewin’ music symbols. Watch out for t’ canon! Will you be a lucky one t’ snag a treasure box or better yet t’ pirate ship?
I SPY… MUSICAL TREASURE HUNT | PRINTABLE GAME
“A must-buy for any piano workshop. Giggles. Engagement. And a whole lot of learning!” Sarah B.
Ahoy! Students will love searching for 24 musical rhythms and symbols “I Spy” style. You can use this with individual students as a review or you use in a class setting dividing into teams.
A PIRATE’S LIFE | CREATIVE STORY COMPOSITIONS
“Quite creative! Love to have different incentives to use with my students!” Mendy G.
Ahoy! Combining story telling with music composition, Creative Story Music Compositions encourages students to use their imagination. Multiple options for differentiated needs.
The purpose of the creative story compositions is to kick off the composition process in a creative way. There are 3 options to choose from. All 3 ways students are encouraged to create a short story along the way. Above the staff, there is a blank space to write in their story. Blank composition pages for both story and music notation is included when it’s time to pull it all together. Includes a video option too!
Students have 3 options when creating:
⭐ Create a sound story
⭐ Notate their story
JOURNEY TO HIDDEN TREASURES | PRACTICE INCENTIVE PROGRAM
In Journey To Hidden Treasures, the goal is for students to demonstrate growth as they are discovering and mindfully using the hidden treasures in music making as they practice and perform their pieces.
Students will be earning gold coins, collecting gems and completing escape room challenges as they rank up and progress in their journey.
Escape Rooms! This program includes 3 Digital Escape Rooms PLUS for differentiated needs. Pick the best option available.
- Escape Room #1: Mermaid in the Mist covers note naming (multi-level keyboard or staff notes depending on level)
- Escape Room #2: Missing Pirate Loot covers rhythm (multi-level options)
- Escape Room #3: Escape the Plank covers dynamics, moods, articulation and tempo (multi-level options)
SHIPS AHOY | Treble, Bass, Guide Note BUNDLE
“We did a studio pirate themed practice challenge and this game was part of the contest. Worked perfectly!” Sue M.
A fun digital note reading review and assessment. Play it at the end of a lesson, as a brain break or assign it to students to play at home or during a music lab. Perfect for distance learning or music lab, when students answer the notes correctly, the ships wheel spins!
Guide notes included are: Low C, Bass C, Middle C, Treble C, High C, Low Bass G, Bass F, Treble G, High Treble F.
- Ships Ahoy | Bass Clef Notes
- Ships Ahoy | Treble Clef Notes
- Ships Ahoy | Grand Staff – Treble and Bass Clef Notes
- Ships Ahoy | Treble and Bass Guide Notes
FIND THE TREASURE | TREBLE BUNDLE AND BASS BUNDLE
Perfect for distance learning, students will be leading the pirate to the treasure as they answer the correct space or lines in the treble clef. Be careful though! If they answer too quickly and incorrectly, the game and treasure hunt start all over!
This is a super quick game perfect treble clef note reading review and assessment. Play it at the end of a lesson, as a brain break or assign it to students to play at home or during a music lab.
- Find the Treasure | Treble Space Notes
- Find the Treasure | Treble Line Notes
Perfect for distance learning, students will be leading the pirate to the treasure as they answer the correct space or lines in the bass clef. Be careful though! If they answer too quickly and incorrectly, the game and treasure hunt starts all over!
This is a super quick game perfect bass clef note reading review and assessment. Play it at the end of a lesson, as a brain break or assign it to students to play at home or during a music lab.
- Find the Treasure | Bass Space Notes
- Find the Treasure | Bass Line Notes
Music Note Stem Swimmers
“This resource is a great way to help kids remember note stem directions! The kids had a lot of fun making their ‘note swimmers’ and they can easily remember which way the stem directions go now.” Rachel W.
While not technically a pirate” theme, it pairs perfectly as an ocean theme. I recommend using this before you play Pirate Melody Write the Room! (see above).
Do your students need help remembering stem placement when drawing notes? Note Stem Swimmers is my favorite way of teaching students note stem direction and it’s easy for them to remember.
Ships Ahoy | Treble and Bass Ledger Line Notes | FREEBIE
Easy Pirate Themed Lesson Plan
Combine Pirate Melody Write the Room and Note Stem Swimmers for a super easy lesson plan!