Take Home Sheet
You might have heard that pirates love to use the expression “ARRR!” “Arr”
is also what we call the letter on the toy block below. Practice saying this
rhyme and encourage your child to join in with the “ar” sounds. Greatly
exaggerate and draw out the “ar” sounds!
Arnold was a pirate
He sailed far and wide
He had a large and dark ship
That skimmed o’er the tide.
With a feather in his hat
And a headscarf on his head
He had the North Star for a guide
And a hammock for a bed.
With a sharp knife in his boot
And a parrot on his arm
He’d sail for the South Seas
Where it’s nice and warm.
Now, Arnold and his crew
Sailed wide and far.
They never had a party
Though he played an old guitar.
Their cargo was all gold coins
And sparkling silver, too.
And when the hold was filled up
Arnold’s voyage was through.
“Swing the yardarm!” He would bark.
“Set the sail!” He’d shout.
“All hands on the quarter deck
And bring the ship about.”
“Come on now, me hearties
Let’s take our booty home.
I’ve seen enough of shark’s fins
And endless ocean foam.
Encourage your child to think of other words with the “arrr” sound, too.
(Car, jar, barn, cigar, park, march, etc.).
Color this picture of Arnold’s parrot. If you wish, you can make him into a
stick puppet to say the “Arr” rhyme along with you.