Pirate Day - Admiral Joseph Clark

Today we’re grabbing our maps and eye patches to go on an adventure! We know we can’t travel right now, but the sea is calling so we’re gonna find a way to make this day an adventure filled one. Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Admiral Joseph Clark. His hometown is Pryor, Oklahoma. Now Admiral Clark wasn’t a pirate, but he did spend his career on the open seas! He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1917 and his military career took off. Admiral Clark, also known as Jocko, became one of the most renowned admirals of World War II! He even had a ship named after him in 1980: USS Clark. You can learn more by reading Admiral Clark’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

Want to learn more about Oklahomans who love the seas? Check out William Crowe, Jr. and Charles Wilkinson, who was in the US Navy before becoming a coach!


Movie Time! What are pirates in search of? Treasure! In Treasure Planet you can watch the characters go on an intergalactic treasure hunt! You can rent and stream it now. You can also check out Captain Jake and the NeverLand Pirates.


Storytime! Do you think being a pirate sounds fun? Well then How I Became a Pirate is for you! You can hear the story read aloud here. There’s also fun facts about Talk Like a Pirate Day (that’s a real holiday!).


Arts & Crafts! Pirates need ships, right? Well today you can make your own ship out of an egg carton! This resource also has several fun crafts to make, including your own spyglass.


Make & Eat it! Believe it or not, pirates often ate biscuits because they would keep for so long! Try these awesome biscuits from Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman.

Listen to it! Do you think pirates listened to music? We think they did! They needed entertainment to pass the time on the ship. There is an Ultimate Pirate Party playlist that we think is perfect for today! You can also check out this pirate playlist.

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home exploring the open seas! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Pirate Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

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