March is an exciting month for many reasons. It is the arrival of springtime which means warmer weather and spending more time outdoors. It is also Read Across America Week, St. Patrick's Day, and Women's History Month. There are so many amazing read alouds to choose from check out some of my favorites to read to your class this month!
1. There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
The “There was an Old Lady” books remind me of my childhood and my students always thought they were hilarious! I will be honest the things the old lady swallows seem weird. Why does she eat everything but somehow burp it up at the end? However, let's not get into all of that. This book is perfect for your Read Aloud or Listening Center time. You can even incorporate this fun art project that can be done during center time or as an art activity. As an added bonus this can be used for a fun March bulletin board idea.
2. How to Catch a Leprachaun
On the night before St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns show up to steal your treasures. They then disappear as quickly as they came. However, if you are careful you might be able to catch one and then he'll grant you a wish! This is a great book to read as you build a Leprechaun Trap! My students and families always loved monthly family art projects. It gave them time to work together and create something. This STEM challenge can also be done in the classroom as well!
3. The Curious Garden
This book is one of my favorites! The illustrations in the book are beautiful and it ties into the theme of taking care of the environment. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, and transforms into a lush green world!
4. The Night Before St. Patrick's Day
It's the night before St. Patrick's Day and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake up the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of mom cooking green eggs they're shocked to find that they've actually caught a leprechaun! This was always a favorite addition to my classroom library. I love how colorful the illustrations are and how the story is written in rhyme. My students also loved pointing out the tiny leprechaun on each page!
5. Kite Day
On a windy Spring Day Bear and Mole decide to fly a kite. But when a storm rumbles in the kite string breaks! The two friends tear after their kite and find it in a tree, protecting a nest of baby birds from the rain. This sweet story makes a perfect read-aloud for the primary grades.
I hope your students will love all of these wonderful read alouds for the month of March! There are so many fun and educational ways to incorporate these books into your daily lessons. Comment below and share what your favorite book is for the month of March!