I don’t know about you, but for me St. Patrick’s day is a whole month of green, rainbows, leprechauns and fun. It is one of my favorite holidays in school, maybe because it heralds the changing of the seasons and bridges the gap between cold winter and the blooms of spring.
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Some of the fun things I have done with my class in the past is decorate styrofoam cups as traps, leave them overnight only to discover that a mischievous leprechaun has cast a spell and shrunk them all in the morning. Underneath each trap is a golden chocolate coin! >>Click here to find out how the leprechaun created his magic<< Such a fun way to start an exciting day.
I know you all have fun things you do in your rooms. Here are some of the things I have done over the years, plus FREEBIES for you to use on your day (or month) of celebrations!
- Switched out the names on students desks
- Put small stuffed animals in pencil boxes
- Painted “footprints” in green across the floor and desks
- Made leprechaun juice or a variation (sprite and green coloring with green sorbet on top works in a pinch)
- St. Patrick’s day literacy and math stations all month long
- Collaborated in small groups to make a STEM project leprechaun trap
- Put green food coloring down the toilet (an oldie but a goldie)
- Changed the lunch menu to green foods. Cabbage anyone?
- The ubiquitous Lucky Charms graphing activity with new unicorn marshmallow shapes for 2019 – available here for free when you sign up for my newsletter!
- Turned ourselves into leprechauns with this funny PowerPoint activity
- Hidden stuffed animals in cubbies
- Written statements to explain what has happened for the police
- Made rainbows and pots of gold
What are some other ideas you do in your classroom? Share in the comments below and be sure to checkout this FREE leprechaun literacy center available from Teachers Pay Teachers!
Happy St. Patrick’s day!