Super Bowl Pirates

This Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the 55th Super Bowl game. As you probably already know, this year’s game will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida. For the first time in Super Bowl history, one of the two teams will host the game.

The Buccaneers name was said to be nostalgic of José Gaspar and the Buccaneers of the Caribbean Sea. José Gaspar (or better known as Gasparilla) was a Spanish pirate captain. His name literally means “Last of the Buccaneers.” According to legends, he traveled and terrorized the western coasts of Florida.

To celebrate the Super Bowl and the pirates of Florida, you can create a pirate treasure hunt for your little ones in your house and backyard. This activity can entertainment them while you watch the game. Create a simple treasure map and hide some goodies with a bigger treasure at the end of the map. Use an old box for your loot. You could also create an online treasure hunt for the kids with a map of clues having them visit certain websites and answer questions.

As legend has it, Gasparilla left a massive treasure hidden somewhere on Gasparilla Island (highly recommend checking out this part of Florida sometime – it’s gorgeous!). Be like a pirate and create a pirate treasure hunt!

Cheers Matey! Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win on their home turf or will the invading Kansas City Chiefs win?