Why did the skull and crossbones come to represent pirates, I wonder? Here's a fearsome skull and crossbones for the kids to colour in!
Skull and Crossbones Colouring Page
Imaginative play is just the thing! All you need is a cardboard box, some pirate props and away you go... This colouring page comes in simple and "scene" versions so you can choose the most appropriate for your children.
The pirate bear in this colouring page reminds me of Smee in the Peter Pan stories - Captain's mate! He certainly has a lot of pirate treasure...