There’s just something about pirates that bring out the spirit of fun and imagination in kids! My girls have gotten quite the little collection of pirate toys, games, and books and they are actually some of their very favorites. (Read: keep them busy for a long time!)
Here are our favorite pirate toys for girls — and I’m sure boys would love ’em too!
Thomas the Train was very popular in my house when my siblings and I were growing up, so I was thrilled when we were able to partner up with Fisher Price to review this new motorized train set. My girls were in awe (and I’ll admit I was too) at everything this train set could do! (Spinning upside down and catching a treasure chest in the cart!) Trains are cool, pirates are cool…so the two together make an awesome combination! Santa even took notice at how much time the girls spent playing with this set and was thoughtful enough to bring another train (Charlie, a purple train) and a track extension pack.
I could barely finish opening the package in which these two new books arrived before Lilu had snatched them and plopped on the couch to sail away into a fascinating imaginary world. Mabel, the pajama-clad heroine of these stories, finds herself kidnapped about a pirate ship and apparently hilarious adventures ensue! I have not personally read these yet because they have not left Lilu’s hands! But that is definitely a sign of a good book if she can’t put it down!
Open this big board book, and tucked away inside is a play mat and the whole cast of characters as mini figurines! AB is always carrying these around and setting them up in various places — they are the perfect size for little hands! (She also got the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse My Busy Book and that is a huge hit too!) The recommended age for these books are 3+ and there are small pieces, so I keep an eye on her just in case. These are also the perfect size figurines for dollhouses and other play sets!
The Pirate Train by Nicole Plyer Fisk
The sweet, rhyming story is the perfect length for reading together with both girls — it’s simple enough to hold a toddler’s interest, and engaging enough for older children too to listen to or read themselves. This is the first adventure in a series about a pirate family that has to find a new and unusual method of transportation (for pirates anyway!) Another combination of pirates and trains, and another winner!
Though we don’t have Legos yet in our house (waiting until AB is old enough) I had to include this one out of nostalgia. Growing up, my siblings and I had a massive Lego collection, including a pirate ship (which was awesome!!) This one is a bit of a splurge, but would be perfect as the “big” birthday or Christmas present!
I call this collection “Pirate toys for girls” because that’s what I have (two girls), but the great thing about all of these items is that they can be enjoyed equally by girls AND boys! (And maybe grown-ups too!)