Are you ready for St Patrick's Day? It is a time to wear green and have fun with learning. My students always loved learning about the holiday. From shamrocks to gold coins to rainbows the fun seems endless! Today I want to share with you some engaging activities that are also minimal prep. Come check out these great resources!
The Lucky Art Project
This lucky art project is great for St Patrick's Day! It can be used during center time, as a Fun Friday activity, or for a March bulletin board. There are four templates included in the resource as well as a digital version. I love how this activity requires your students to reflect on things they are thankful for.
Your students will absolutely love the Leprechaun Trap STEAM Challenge! I would typically send this project home as a Family Art Project. My students would design it with their family, complete the STEAM challenge worksheet, bring the design and trap back to class and explain how it was built.
Another option is for your students to complete this in class. I would recommend placing your students in small groups of 3-4. It's also perfect for a Fun Friday activity! Once your students have mapped out their design they can grab the supplies they need and start building! Feel free to check out this past blog to learn more about this St Patrick's Day STEAM project.
St Patrick's Day Game Boards
These St Patrick's Day game boards can be used for everything! You can use them for math, reading, sight words, vocabulary, letters and sounds, and so much more! Here is what you will need:
- Decide on your focused skill and create your flashcards.
- Print out the game board and spinner on cardstock and laminate to use every year!
- You need one large paper clip and a pencil for the spinner.
- Finally, choose fun game tokens (counters, holiday candy, little erasers, coins, etc.)
St Patrick's Day ELA Centers
If you are like me, you probably love literacy centers! I was always able to get so much work done and cover so many skills! This ELA Centers packet contains seven centers with recording sheets. Here is what's included:
- Parts of Speech Flip Book
- Multiple Meaning Memory
- Pot of Gold Main Idea and Details
- March ABC Order
- Green Writing- Opinion Writing with Anchor Chart
- Lucky Leprechaun- Narrative Writing with craft
Another reason why I love these centers is that they are standards-based and require very minimal prep! Your students will also find them to be engaging and fun.
St Patrick's Day Math Centers
I love math centers just as much as reading centers. These St Patrick's Day Math Centers are a great way to review skills your students need to be successful! These are great because they can be used all month long. Here is what's included:
- Odd-Even Flip Book (2 versions)
- Word Problem Task Cards
- Money Review
- Graphing (3 versions)
Magic Rainbow Ring
Another St Patrick's Day favorite is this exciting science experiment! You are able to demonstrate the movement of water molecules and create a rainbow at the same time. How cool! I always loved asking my class to come up with a hypothesis and they would draw their observations in their science journal.
I promise you will have good luck with all of the fun and engaging St Patrick's Day activities! What are some of your favorite activities? Do you have any you would like to share? Comment below and Happy St Patrick's Day!