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Flannel Friday: Pirate Ship Flannelboard Template

March 16, 2012

Pirate Ship Flannel

This week’s Flannel Friday host is Anna at Valley Storytime. I grew up across the Bay from Anna so I know that there are rumours of pirate treasure in the Annapolis Valley and other parts of Nova Scotia (most famously, Oak Island). And what child doesn’t love pirate storytime! In honour of the Maritimes and rowdy boys everywhere, I’ve made a pirate ship template. Just one felt ship though – despite my efforts this template does not work well with milk filters. They are not stiff enough for all the sails and the flag. Too floppy. This template is also available on Slideshare.

Pirate Ship Template

Via PUBYAC many years ago, a couple of pirate flannelboards you could use this ship with include:

So Many Pirate Ships
There are so many pirate ships in the sea
What color pirate ship do you see?
Red, red, this one’s red.

(Repeat, adding more ships, until you reach five)

There are so many pirate ships in the sea
Can you count the ships with me? 1-2-3-4-5

How Many Pirate Ships?
How many pirate ships can we all see?
One with a flag, Jolly Roger it be.

A second one sails into view over here.
Mates in the crow’s nest; he sees us I fear.

Now here comes a third and it’s not very big
But surely it’s looking for treasure to dig.

The fourth sails up quickly; its cannons are set.
It churns up the ocean and gets us all wet.

The fifth comes up close; let’s get out of the way.
We don’t want to get caught up in the fray.

Not a flannel, but this is my favourite action rhyme for pirate storytime:

Gallant Ship
Three times around went the gallant ship
Three times around went she (spin in circle)
Three times around went the gallant ship
Till she sank to the bottom of the sea (sink down)

“Pull her up,” said the sailor crew
“Pull her up,” said we (pulling motion)
“Pull her up,” said the sailor crew
“Or she’ll sink to the bottom of the sea.” (sink down)

6 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Pirate Ship Flannelboard Template

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  2. Jane says:

    I love Pirates, ships and the ocean…thanks for the template and the inspiration. Love it, can use it. thank you!

  3. these are all my new favorite songs!

  4. Oh! Oh! I adore anything PIRATE! I know ~ “adore” probably isn’t the right word but pirates are my ALL-TIME favorites ~ especially since I moved to FL ~ the pirate capital of the world from what everyone tells me. LOL!
    I am always looking for anything new in the pirate theme. Just this afternoon I came across a new book that is PERFECT for preschoolers. I can’t wait to use the book along with that last song! THANK YOU for adding to my pirate collection!

  5. Thank you for the pattern and the rhymes! I do a pirate storytime at least once a year so I can sing Portside Pirates by Oscar Seaworthy.

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