Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean Adventure Theater Activities to choose from AQ, EX Learning the Adventure Theatre Pirate Song (“Ahoy, Ahoy”, or “Buccaneer Strut”) Reading and acting out a Pirate tale Exploration of Pirate Characters Making Pirate Head scarves/Painting faces Scavenger Hunt throughout the ship Pirate Parade What’s in it for the Guests? An opportunity for AO participants to participate in a full-day pirate adventure. Who’s Responsible? Adventure Ocean Staff, Sound & Light Technician, Cruise Director to promote the event Where does the experience happened? Royal Promenade, Dining Room, Theater or other locations as designated by the AO Manager. When does the experience happen? Once per voyage. The day of week is to be determined by the Adventure Ocean Manager Gotta Haves • Costumes and Music as outlined in curriculum on the following pages Gotta Dos • GET THE WORD OUT! Advertise in the compass as Adventure Theater: Pirate Day • Rehearse the children before the event. • Music and lights to be playing while the children approach the staged areas. • Follow the pirate script as detailed below in the following pages of this curriculum. Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean • Safely facilitate transitions to and from Adventure Ocean. Pirate Motions Movement Exploration The easiest way to begin creating a character is to explore different ways of walking. At first, everyone will be walking as himself or herself. Later, they will walk like pirates might walk. Once normal walking has been established, ask everyone to vary their walks. Begin by giving them specific conditions to react to: • Move as though you are walking in sticky, gooey mud. • Walk as though you are barefoot on hot sand at the beach. • Move as though you were wading through water. • Move as though you were seasick Then expand by having them react to different environments: • Walk as though you are going through a jungle, searching for buried treasure, with lots of bushes and vines in your way. • Walk as though you are trapped in prison, and cannot escape. • Walk as if you were sneaking past a sleeping guard to steal the keys of your friend’s prison cell, and you don’t want to wake the guard up • Walk as though you woke the guard up and he is running after you! • Turn the room into the ocean, and have them sail the stormy seas. Pirate Characteristics Tough, Rowdy, Filthy, Strong, Sneaky, Mean, Rebellious, Cranky, Gruff, Scruffy, Slouchy, Fun-loving, Adventurous, Grouchy, Swashbuckly, Rogue Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean Did You Know. . . A pirate is the name for a robber on the high seas. Scurvy is a disease you get from not having enough vitamin C. Other words for PIRATE are Privateer and Buccaneer. A curse is an effect on something that is a result of a spell intended to bring misfortune to someone. Face Paint Designs - Pirate A quick and easy step by step face painting guide for a pirate. This one uses just three colours of face paint; black, orange and red with the un-shaven effect achieved using a stipple sponge. As with most of the designs ,it is aimed at a quick face which beginners can easily master with a bit of practice. 1. Start by applying black with a stipple sponge to the lower part of the face to make stubble. Pirates don’t shave !! Make one eyebrow thicker using black. 2. Using a sponge cover the other eye with black to make an eye patch. 3. Still using a sponge add orange (or any color) across the forehead for a bandana. Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean 4. Outline the eye patch and add a strap. Also outline the bandana, adding a couple of black lines across the orange to give the impression of the material being folded and outline the knot. 5. For a bloodthirsty pirate you can add a cut or scar. Make the middle of the red line thinker than either end and outline in black. You could also add a moustache and or a tattoo on an arm. Pirate Parade Leader Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, we are the Adventure Ocean Pirates and we are taking over this ship! Kids Arrrrgh! Leader Pirates, Attention! Kids Attention (Kids stand up straight) Leader Look Pirates, it’s the Captain. (Leader points to an audience member) Kids Aye, Aye Captain (Salute toward that audience member) Leader And he brought along his shop-a-holic wife. Kids Buy me this and buy me that! (pointing to the right then the left) Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean Leader Look, it’s the Captain’s super cool son! Kids What’s up Dude? (Hang 10 sign, looking cool) Leader And there’s the Captain’s bratty daughter. Kids But Daddy (stomp foot, with whiney voice) Leader Hey Pirates, has anyone seen Grandma? Kids Bingo Bingo Bingo! (Repeat 2 more times while pointing their fingers in the air and spinning around slowly like they won the jackpot) Leader What about Grandpa? (Kids snore loudly, and sleep on their hands.) Leader Look, the captain’s dog! Kids Pssssss...(mimic action of dog peeing) Leader Hey, there’s cousin Vinny! Kids How you doin’? (point their fingers like guns) Leader It’s the Joker! Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean (Hold stomach and laugh while pointing) Leader It’s the enemy! Kids Walk the plank (Chanted 3 times with fist in air) Leader Oh no, we have a man overboard. Kids See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya! (big wave goodbye) Leader He’s fallen into shark-infested waters. (Kids perform shark action and scream while singing Jaws theme.) Leader Pirates, did you party last night? Kids Aye, yai, yai (hold head and shake back and forth) Leader How do you feel Pirates? Kids Sea sick, blech (mimic vomiting action) Leader Ooh that’s disgusting! We have to clean that up! Pirates, get on your knees and swab the decks! Kids Swab the decks, swab the decks (while washing floor) Leader Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean Now hoist the sails! Kids Hoist the sails, hoist the sails (pretend to run up sails) Leader Let’s give these people a big pirate kiss goodbye! (Kids kiss right Bicep, then left, flex arms in front with “arghhhh” and then turn around and shake booty Leader This pirate parade has been brought to you by the letter… Kids “Arghhhh” (make hook with index finger) Leader Thank you ladies and gentlemen on behalf of your cruise director________ and your Adventure Ocean Manger ___________we hope you enjoyed the Adventure Theater Pirate Parade. (Exit the area while saying the following Chants) Pirate Chants While parading through the ship, the following chants should be called out in no particular order. The following chants are first called out by the Leader, and then echoed by the kids. These are great because there is no preparation needed. No. 1 It’s Pirate Night, Ohh What a Fright! (This can be a continuous group chant or the 2 lines can be broken into a repeat chant which is easier with smaller kids. Staff: It’s Pirate Night, kids repeat: It’s Pirate Night. Staff: Oh, What a Fright, Kids repeat: Oh, What a Fright!) No. 2 Everywhere we go Everywhere we go People want to know People want to know Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean Who we ARRRRRRRE Who we ARRRRRRRE And why we’re so short (kids squat down to be super small) And why we’re so short We arrrrrrrre the Pirates We arrrrrrrre the Pirates Adventure Ocean Pirates Adventure Ocean Pirates And if you can’t hear us And if you can’t hear us We’ll shout a little louder We’ll shout a little louder I said louder I said louder Louder Louder Underlined Italics are the lines that kids repeat No. 3 The Captain wants it quiet so let’s start a riot! (This can be a continuous group chant or the 2 lines can be broken into a repeat chant which is easier with smaller kids. Staff: The Captain wants it quiet, Kids repeat: The Captain wants it quiet. Staff: So let’s start a riot, Kids repeat: So let’s start a riot) No. 4 I don’t know but I’ve been told I don’t know but I’ve been told Pirate Pete is getting old Pirate Pete is getting old Who we ARRRRRRRE Who we ARRRRRRRE He’s got big feet and smelly toes He’s got big feet and smelly toes He’s even got a booger hangin’ out of his nose He’s even got a booger hangin’ out of his nose Pirate Pirate Pete Pete Smelly Smelly Feet Feet Underlined Italics are the lines that kids repeat No. 5 We’re not being funny We’re not being funny Show us the money Show us the money We’re not being cute We’re not being cute Give us the loot Give us the loot Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean He’s even got a booger hangin’ Underlined Italics are the lines that kids repeat No. 6 Pirates, we’ll be pirates, we’re in training to sail the sea… When we finish up here you’ll be sorry, sorry as can be!!! (Sung to the theme song from the television show “The Flintstones”.) Other options for echoed call/response chants Yo Yo Chant Yo Yo Yo and a stick of gum (Kids repeat) We’re fierce we’re angry; we don’t need our mum (Kids repeat) No we’re not cuddly, No we’re not cute, (Kids repeat) We’re just here to take your sugary loot! (Kids repeat) Pirates on deck let’s set the sail (Kids repeat) We’re looking for adventure and we never fail (Kids repeat) Pirates we are and pirates we’ll be (Kids repeat) We’re taking this ship and will sail this sea (Kids repeat) Hairy, Scary Pirate Wicked Pirate’s Chant This one could be said two lines at a time, to We are pirates emphasize the rhyme scheme: We are pirates! I’m a hairy Scary Pirate We sail the sea And my name is Pirate Frank. We sail the sea I do push-ups in the morning We are wicked And I make them walk the plank. We are wicked Every morning when I wake up As wicked can be I brush my hairy chest. As wicked can be I’m a hairy scary pirate You think you’re bad? Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean And I pass the pirate test! We know we’re bad You think you’re wicked? We know we’re wicked! Pirates, Pirates! Adventure Ocean Pirates Underlined Italics are the lines spoken by the kids. Pirate Tale Voice and Movement Exercises Pirate Tale #1 As the tale is read, use the words in Redbeard’s Fishy Tale parenthesis to guide the children in the telling of the tale. Long ago, when pirates ruled the waves, the wicked Redbeard sat grumpily in the alehouse listening to other scurvy pirates telling tall tales (Let’s see you all sitting grumpily). One cloaked figure was speaking of a special treasure. “A fish” he breathed, “made out of pure gold…sitting just two hundred yards out in Dead Man’s Cove.” Redbeard barked, “Liar! If ‘twere true you’d have had it yourself!” The cloaked pirate bellowed back, “No one shall dare call me a liar!”, and when he pulled off his cloak, all who saw him turned pale for it was none other then the dreaded Blackbeard himself! (Let’s all cower at the name of BLACKBEARD!) Blackbeard said, “The fish has a curse placed upon it-none who steal it survive the night!” Redbeard would not back down. He barked, “I’ll wager one hundred gold doubloons that I can find this golden fish!” The bet was on. Redbeard sailed to Dead Man’s Cove where he easily found the golden fish and brought it to his ship. He would guard it till morning when Blackbeard would come to his ship and be forced to give him the hundred gold doubloons! (Put your golden fish right beside you, and guard it carefully!) That night Redbeard woke to a spooky voice whispering “Put me back!” (Repeat those words in your spookiest fish voice) He looked around and saw no person, only the golden fish. Redbeard rasped, “I shall not,” But then he heard the voice again, louder. “Put me back!” (Let’s hear it again!) The terrified, but resolute pirate moaned “NEVER!”, but he heard the voice once more. “PUT ME BACK!” (Be very spooky and VERY insistent) The Pirate screamed, “Over Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean my dead body! You’re mine now and forev…” His voice stopped in mid-sentence, while in the sky there was a clap of thunder, a flash of lightning, and then…darkness! The next morning, Blackbeard sailed forth to meet Redbeard. No one came out to meet him, so finally he drew close enough to board the ship. An amazing and strange sight greeted him. There were no men, but the deck was covered in flapping fish! (Let’s all be flapping fish.) Blackbeard waded through the fish until he found the golden treasure. Next to it flapped a gasping red fish, which somehow had remained alive. “I warned you,” gloated Blackbeard, as he tipped the fish into the ocean. (Tip your golden fish into the ocean) He then returned the golden fish to its proper place in the cove and ordered Redbeard’s boat to be sunk. A good pirate knows when to respect a curse! Pirate Tale Voice and Movement Exercises Pirate Tale #2 As the tale is read, use the words in The Mysterious Tale of Peg Leg parenthesis to guide the children in the Pete telling of the tale. Peg Leg Pete was always sitting out on the Pirate Bay docks, polishing his wooden leg with a cloth. He had only his parrot, Bluebeak, for company and would tell the story of how he came by his leg to anyone who asked. His story went like this: Twenty years ago I was out treasure hunting on the Tall Trees Lagoon in me trusty boat., or at least I thought she was trusty until she ran aground during the worst storm the lagoon had ever seen! (Can you make the sounds of the storm for me?) The winds were so strong they whistled between the trees and made strange and eerie noises. So Bluebeak and me, we hunkered down to wait for the storm to pass. This was when I saw it. Bluebeak corrected Peg Leg Pete with a shriek, “WE saw it!” (You should all help me by repeating all the words Bluebeak says in an excellent parrot-y voice). Well, yes Bluebeak, WE saw it…There was a glow! A golden glow coming from a wooden chest sunk in the shallows of the water. Now, as any Pirate worth his sea salt knows, where there’s a golden glow, there’s treasure, and Bluebeak squawked with glee “Treasure!” (Repeat that word in your best Parrot!) I was just about to stick me hands into the water to grab up the treasure when a golden-scaled fish appeared. The fish said, “I wouldn’t do that if I were you.” (Repeat those words with a scary fish voice) Holy Mackerel!!! a talking fish! The creepy fish continued: “I am the guardian of the treasure of Tall Trees Lagoon. It is said that any man who so much as lays a finger on this glowing gold will be scarily cursed.” Well, I thought I was cleverer Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean than this fish. Not a finger you say? And so I took off me stinky pirate boot and I opened the pirate chest using only my big toe! Bluebeak parroted in “Uh-oh!” (Now you say Uh-oh) Uh oh is right! The moment I touched that treasure my leg started tingling and before you knew it…WHAM…I had this here peg leg. (Why don’t you give me great big WHAM!). The golden fish snickered “I told you so,” and he smirked…as best a fish can smirk. (What does your fish smirk look like?) Pete rubbed his wooden leg with a cloth until it had a mysterious golden glow. (Rub your legs) Pete laughed. “But we showed that fish didn’t we, Bluebeak?” Bluebeak snapped his beak twice. Smack, smack! (Snap your beaks) He said, “Delicious fish!” (Now you say it!) Peg Leg Pete grinned. Would you believe it? Ever since Bluebeak ate that fish he’s had the gift of the gab! He can’t keep his beak shut! “AHOY, AHOY” for Adventure Theater Ahoy, Ahoy For Adventure Theatre will be performed in the Talent Show. So that the pressure to memorize the words doesn’t interfere with the total experience, a CD is provided that has the song orchestration and guide vocals. ACT I Teach the lyrics and rhythm of the CHORUS along with finger play choreography. Teach this without the CD, using just the children to create the soundtrack. What is Finger Play Choreography? By linking the learning of lyrics to simple movement, we help the children memorize faster, while choreographing at the same time. The repetition of the material builds-in rehearsal time, while becoming thespringboard from which all classes begin. The children gain self esteem through mastering movement. Repetition is the key! ACT II Review the CHORUS and finger play choreography, adding the playing of the CD. Teach the lyrics and rhythm of the BRIDGE. ACT III Review everything previously taught and add the VERSE, thereby completing the learning of the lyrics and rhythm of the entire song. “AHOY, AHOY” Lyrics Bridge: Verse 1: (spoken) Dive into a world filled with story and song Where you can become someone magic and new. All aboard! Set off for a land where you cannot go wrong (Stomp stomp, stomp stomp, stomp stomp!) Bring your imagination along What will you see? Anchors up! It’s all up to you. (Clink clank, clink clank, clink clank!) Chorus: Wave goodbye! Ahoy, ahoy for Adventure Theater (Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye!) Pack up your trunk and get ready to go Ahoy, ahoy for Adventure Theater Full speed ahead! Adventure Theater Talent Show Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean Anchors aweigh and on with the show (Chuggita chuggita, chuggita chuggita, chuggita Anchors aweigh and on with the show! chuggita!) Verse 2: Waves crash! We are the captains steering the way (make a wave-crashing sound) Toward the horizon and over the blue We sail to a place that can change ev’ryday Big splash! It can be whatever we say. (make a big splashing sound) Wanna find treasure? Well. come join our crew Whistle blow! (make a whistle sound) Chorus: Ahoy, ahoy for Adventure Theater Here we go! Pack up your trunk and get ready to go (cheer!) Ahoy, ahoy for Adventure Theater Anchors aweigh and on with the show Anchors aweigh and on with the show! THE BUCCANEER STRUT Words and Music by Randy Redd OPENING BRIDGE singin’ yo (ho!) har (har!) singin’ ho (hey!) hi (hey!) heave (ho!) hi (ho!) aye (aye!) ah-yee! left (left!) swingin’ heave ho right (right!) and ‘ere we go, me hearties! left right left right promenade on the open sea give me a shout: singin’ ho (hey!) hi (hey!) heave (ho!) hi (ho!) “ready about!” VERSE 1 INSTRUMENTAL (with character voice overs and sfx!) fall in line ye blundering plunderers Capt’n Coconut Caroo (“at the ready!”) stand tall and give us a wink Mollyanna McAnapple (“aye aye!”) show a leg ye googly-eyed hooligans Pugwash (“arrr!”) ‘fore ye wind up in the drink Gunpowder Gertie (“that’s me!”) etc. VERSE 2 avast ye ravaging scavengers CHORUS all hands in cahoots the buccaneer strut show ‘em what ye be made of ah-yo-dee-ho-a-hoo-ee leave ‘em shakin’ in their boots the buccaneer strut chock-a-block CHORUS ah-la-la-pa-doozie the buccaneer strut whether ye be a slippery sea dawg ah-yo-dee-ho-ah-hoo-ee or a scurvy landlubbin’ mutt the buccaneer strut hulla-ba-loo ‘n bally hoo chock-a-block yer cuttin’a rug ah-la-la-pa-doo-zee a fly jitterbug whether ye be a slippery sea dawg ye call it the buccaneer strut! or a scurvy landlubbin’ mutt hulla-ba-loo ‘n bally hoo CHORUS (new key) ye call it the buccaneer strut! the buccaneer strut ah-yo-dee-ho-a-hoo-ee VERSE 3 the buccaneer strut take the plunge ye swashbucklin’ knuckleheads chock-a-block Pirate Day in Adventure Ocean hoist the colors ‘n strike the bell ah-la-la-pa-doozie toe the line ye deep sea dare devils whether ye be a slippery sea dawg shimmy the mast ‘n let out a yell or a scurvy landlubbin’ mutt hulla-ba-loo ‘n bally hoo CHORUS ye call it the buccaneer strut! the buccaneer strut yer cuttin’a rug ah-yo-dee-ho-ah-hoo-ee a fly jitterbug the buccaneer strut ye call it the buccaneer strut! chock-a-block flashin’ yer buckles ah-la-la-pa-doozie bearin’ yer knuckles whether ye be a slippery sea dawg swaggerin’ or a scurvy landlubbin’ mutt staggerin’ hulla-ba-loo ‘n bally hoo ye call it the buccaneer strut! yer cuttin’a rug ye call it the buccaneer strut! a fly jitterbug ye call it the buccaneer strut!
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