If your toddler is as obsessed with pirates as ours is, you need this list in your life. The best pirate toys for toddlers – all available on Amazon!
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Pirate Ship
PLAYMOBIL Pirate Ship Building Set
Fisher-Price Imaginext Shark Bite Pirate Ship
Once a toddler decides they’re interested in something, there’s little point in trying to detour them. They will sleep, breathe, dream, and play about whatever their current obsession is.
Our toddler is currently obsessed with antennae, fish and the ocean, cranes, traffic cones, buses, and – well – pirates. Since we are looking for awesome pirate toys for our own family, we figured we’d share what we found.
In case you have a swashbuckler in your life, too, here are 27 of the best pirate toys for toddlers (and a few for older kids, too).
This interactive pirate ship will spark your kiddo’s imagination with its cute pirate figurines and 4 realistic sound effects (cannon, fog horn, bell and anchor sounds). When it’s time to set sail, the ride-on toy function will let your little pirate roll around the house. For ages 18 months to three years. Requires 2 AA batteries, which aren’t included.
PLAYMOBIL® is a toddler favorite, and this pirate ship set is no exception! Your toddler will have hours of imaginative play with this ship and pirate play set. Your child can hunt for sunken treasure or use the functioning water cannon to shoot down unsuspecting enemies (or unsuspecting parents) in the bath. Cute and engaging, for 18 months+.
Once your kiddo is too old for the PLAYMOBIL® pirate ship, this Fisher-Price pirate ship will provide hours of shark-chomping fun. Kiddos can chase down enemies and gobble up things in their path with the shark-chomping function. An array of accessories and hidden compartments take role-playing to the next level. For ages three to eight.
Pick a shady spot and watch your little one splash and play for hours on this multi-functional pirate water table. It’s loaded with spinning features, a water cannon, and an anchor to set their imagination free. Ages 2 years and up.
This toy starts as a pirate ship with plenty to keep your little one busy. Open it up, and it transforms into a deserted island. This interactive toy teaches while it entertains with two different sound effect playing modes (colors and numbers) and lots of kid-friendly pirate phrases. Adorable fun for ages 1.5 to four years old.
The cute, simple design of this set is enhanced by natural materials for safe and imaginative play. It comes equipped with 11 different figures for hours of fun. For ages three months and up.
This cute all-wooden set includes a tottering ship and 18 different pirate-themed blocks of different shapes. Try to balance them all! Great for family game night with toddlers. For ages three and up.
Perfect for teaching strategy and memorization, this matching game is full of cute characters and includes 72 tiles. Make the game easy or hard by using less or more of the tiles. For ages three and up.
Using the pop-in-the-slot feature, each page gives your child six different pictures to choose from for a different outcome to the story. This book can offer a new pirate story every night, with countless possibilities, and the content will help your little one grow their vocabulary.
First, let your little one build the ship and raft. Then let their imagination take over as they set the scene with all the reusable wall “sticker” accessories. Fun for around 18 months and up. Made from EVA foam, which is BPA and phthalate free. However, EVA typically contains formamide, so we recommend keeping it out of your little one’s mouth. If your child still puts everything in their mouth, stick with one of these non toxic bath toys.
Simply press a button to hear Jake’s voice while on the quest for treasure. Jake’s headband and map of Never Land complete the perfect pirating adventure package. For ages three and up. Great for imaginative and make believe play!
Pirate fans will love this Jake and the Never Land Pirates version of the “Spot It” game, which involves spotting shapes and numbers pairs among a series of game cards. Little pirates will have so much fun playing, they won’t even realize they’re learning. It’s travel size and made for kids three years old and up, but probably better for four through seven year olds.
A wooden train set with a pirate twist. Your little one will love fishing up treasure with the “magic” magnetic fishing poles and piecing together the puzzle treasure map to guide their expedition. Complete with 72 pieces. For ages three and up.
With bigger blocks that are perfect for smaller hands, your child can either follow the super simple instructions or build their own creation. This DUPLO set is a perfect alternative to traditional blocks and adds in imaginative play. For ages two to five years old.
Read this book to the tune of “Row, Row Your Boat”, and before long they’ll be singing along and reciting every word. From the same author as the hugely popular Car, Car, Truck Jeep.
Your child will be able to say “goodnight” to all sorts of fun, beautifully illustrated pirate things. The calming rhymes and sweet words will have their eyelids drooping before it’s even over. Part of the awesome and hugely popular Goodnight Series, which also includes Goodnight Digger, Goodnight Spaceman, and others.
The humorous tone and silly antics of the sweet pig will have your little ones erupting in giggles and perhaps even a little less hesitant about hopping in the tub. Note, the pirate theme lasts a few pages, before the pig moves on to other characters (knight, astronaut, etc). I wish it was available as a bath book!
Your little one can use the scoop to fill the ship with water and then choose one of the exciting water functions to release it. It sticks to the wall for convenience and makes a great gift for a child that’s 12 months or older.
Mom and Dad had better duck for cover during bath time! This adorable toy has multiple squirting functions that will have your toddler giggling with entertainment. For ages 18 months and up.
Complete with an eye patch, your little sword-wielding cutie will feel like a real pirate and take their role-playing to the next level. For ages three to six years.
Your kids can use the ten magnetic tiles to build the ship and their island getaway. Then, they can then use the 41 magnetic accessories to create their own magical world. For ages four to ten, although we think 2 to 3 year old toddlers could also enjoy aspects of this toy.
With more than 51 reusable puffy stickers, the pirate ship inside the book can be set up in hundreds of different scenes to promote creativity and story-telling. Ages four to eight will be able to use the toy as intended. However, we think toddlers who love stickers and pirates will also enjoy the stickers and figures – with some parent help.
Fill your home with squeals of excitement and laughter on game night with this cute and simple game. Just don’t be the one who pops up the pirate, or you lose! Best for ages four and up.
Stack the pirates as high as you can with planks in between them, taking turns. The last person to successfully balance the pirates before they fall wins! Playing the game is best for ages five and up, but pirate-loving preschoolers will probably enjoy trying to build towers!
Your kiddo will love attacking imaginary enemies with the fun projectiles and swinging anchor. They can even lock their enemies in a cage and throw their booty down the trap door. For ages three to eight years.
Eight different pirate figurines and boatloads of accessories, including a vicious battery-operated shark, will provide endless active entertainment.
Your kiddo will love having their own secret place to hide their treasures and transport them to imaginary worlds of adventure.