Alas, lads and lassies. Saint Patty’s Day is just around the bend.
So how will you be celebrating Green Day in your classroom? With a sprinkle of Leprechaun dust? A handful of luck? Or maybe with a few of our tried-and-tested Saint Patrick’s Day activities for kids!
Hold on to your top hats. These ideas will spark your students’ interest in clovers and Culture.
Saint Patrick’s Day Reading Activities
Are you looking for a wee bit of luck in your classroom? You may just find some with these reading lessons!
A great way to introduce a unit is through reading, and what better way to kick off Saint Patrick’s Day than with There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! Teachers rave about this series because of its focus on sequencing that opens up the opportunity to work on IEP goals. Not to mention, there’s a book for just about any theme so your students can know what to expect with repetition.
With our Adapted Piece Book Set, you can take this fan favorite and make it come to life with interactive pieces that get your students engaged and excited. For more information on Adapted Piece Book Sets and how to use them in your classroom, visit this post here. The Book Companion Set takes the sequencing and comprehension practice even further with four printable craft and activity templates. Sprinkle storytime with these easy-to-prep resources and a whole lot of love!
Need adapted books for your small group instruction? The Life Cycle of The Shamrock and the The History of Saint Patrick’s Day Adapted Books are here! Level 1 and 2 students can practice themed vocabulary words all while telling a story AND putting those comprehension skills to good use.
Saint Patrick’s Day Writing Activities
After the tale of the Old Lady has been told and the adapted readers have been closed, allow students to create their own books about shamrocks with the Life Cycle of a Shamrock Flip Flap Book. Students can cut, trace, write, and color these flip flap books at their own pace throughout the unit OR do them together as a class.
If the thought of independent writing is daunting for some of your kiddos, have no fear! There are three different versions of the flip flap books to trace, write, and cut & paste.
Introduce your students to Irish Culture and the Luck of the Irish with the Saint Patrick’s Day Lapbook. Whether you’re teaching first or fourth grade this year, this download is one you’ll “enjoy adding to your Saint Patrick’s Day Unit because of its flexibility and room for creativity”!
As a special thank you for being here, we want to share this FREE No Prep Shamrock Symbolism Writing Activity and Craft. Students will reflect on the symbolism behind the leaves of a 4-leaf clover: hope, faith, love, and luck. Then, all you need to do is hit print!
More Saint Patrick’s Day Activities
Put those little fingers to work with the Saint Patrick’s Day Fine Motor Bundle, the download that will have your center-time needs met for all of March. It’s a student, teacher, and OT favorite. . . and we’ve heard that the q-tip art is a big hit! Thanks, TpT reviewers!
If you have students that are early finishers, the No-Prep Saint Patrick’s Day Activities Packet is your pot of gold! This is a done-for-you set of 15+ printables to keep the kids independently learning while others are still working.
Take a break from the paper and the pen, and have students practice counting horseshoes using numbered clovers with the Saint Patrick’s Day Digital Counting Activity.
Cooking doesn’t take luck, but it does take skill, and Clover the Leprechaun needs some help! Students will love giving him a little assistance in the Saint Patrick’s Day Cooking Ingredients Digital Activity. If you’re looking for some hands-on cooking in the classroom for the holiday, check out our March Visual Recipes!
Do you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in your classroom? Tell us in the comments below!