Traditionally, every March 17th we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. This is a time to celebrate the holiday and honor the Irish with St. Patrick's Day activities. With a little luck, your students will enjoy learning about the Irish and have fun too! To help you get in the spirit, use these crafts, recipes and activities with your students.If you need a quick last-minute idea for your St. Patrick's Day theme, use the following:
- St. Patrick's Day Writing Prompts and Ideas
- St. Patrick's Day Word List
- St. Patrick's Day Acrostic Poem
- St. Patrick's Day Lessons
- Green paper
- Craft supplies
- Trace a shamrock onto a piece of green paper.
- Cut out the shamrock.
- Decorate with green items such as: green tissue paper, green glitter, green beads, green Easter grass etc.
Fruit Loop Rainbow
- Fruit Loops
- Green Construction Paper
- Distribute a bowl full of Fruit Loops to each student.
- Have students sort the Fruit Loops by color.
- Then have students glue each piece of cereal onto a piece of green construction paper to create a rainbow.
Lucky Charms Sorting
- Distribute a bowl full of Lucky Charms cereal to each student.
- For younger students have them count and sort the cereal.
- For older students have them sort,categorize and graph the cereal.
- When the activity is completed they can eat it!
Lucky NumbersSupplies Needed:
- Bingo Board
- Pair students together and distribute a number bingo board to each student. (If you are crafty you can create one that has a four leaf clover on it)
- Have each student take turns rolling one die, and then place a penny on the corresponding number on their bingo board.
- The first student to fill their board is the lucky winner.
- 1 Banana
- 2 Cups of Sherbert or ice cream
- 2 Cups of milk
- Graham crackers
- Whipped topping
- Reese's Mini cups
Spread the whipped topping onto the graham cracker. Then place the Skittles in the shape of a rainbow on top of the cracker. Lastly, place the Reese's peanut butter cup next to the rainbow to serve as the pot of gold.More Traditional Irish Recipes
Shamrock Shimmy RelaySupplies Needed:
- 2 Lucky Four Leaf Clovers
- Divide children into two teams.
- The first member of the team must shimmy to the front of the classroom and come back and hand off the four leaf clover to the next member of the team.
- Continue to pass the lucky four leaf clover until all members of the team have had a turn.
Lucky LeprechaunSupplies Needed:
- Select a student to be the "Lucky Leprechaun". This student will blind their eyes while the classmates hide a coin.
- Have the other students sit in a circle on the rug. At "go" the students on the rug will begin to pass the coin around the circle until the "Lucky Leprechaun" says "stop."
- When the leprechaun thinks they know who has the coin, they call out the suspect and that person now becomes the new leprechaun.
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