I love St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a great day to wear some green, get a little silly, and just shake things up a little as we eagerly look forward to Spring Break. If you need some festive activities to keep your students engaged, look no further! I have some great ideas to share.
Interactive Sight Word Reader
My students have been LOVING their weekly Interactive Sight Word Reader assignments and I love the improvements I am seeing in their fluency and knowledge of sight words. I created an Interactive Sight Word Reader titled “We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day”in anticipation of this fun holiday. This 6-page emergent reader sells for only $1 and it is a great way to work on the sight word “we” in a meaningful way during the holiday frenzy. You can purchase “We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day” from Teachers Pay Teachers.
Rainbow Skip Counting
No St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without a leprechaun, and everyone knows how much leprechauns love to hide their gold at the end of the rainbow. Sneak a little math into your activities with Rainbow Skip Counting. The set includes full color teacher charts, full color student charts, and student recording pages to help students master skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. I let my students use markers to rainbow write their numbers and they immediately thought I was the coolest teacher ever. This resource is priced at $4 and is becoming a hot-seller on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Add some spring flair to your classroom with cute hanging decorations. These rainbow windsocks a little festive fun to you classroom decor. Read the complete tutorial and get out the paints!
Rainbow Window Decorations
My classroom is now sporting a fresh new look for spring in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day. My kinders made adorable faux stained glass windows. The project is super-simple and has brightened up our winter blues. Need a fun craft for your St. Patty’s Day? Read the tutorial for creating this easy window decoration.
Go Green with your March Classroom Calendar
Add a little St. Patrick’s Day magic to your classroom calendar this month with some cute themed numbers. Leprechaun numbers and Irish Monster numbers are both available in the Kinder-Craze store on Teachers Pay Teachers. Each set includes 2.5″calendar numbers and sells for $1.50.
Color By Number FREEBIE
Sometimes a teacher just needs something quick and easy to keep students engaged for 5 minutes to get her (or his) head on straight. This FREE color by number leprechaun should do just the trick. Students can review color words while coloring a cute leprechaun friend. Each 8.5×11″ sheet of paper separates into two coloring pages so you can conserve paper in the classroom. My students are always so excited to work on one of these quick coloring sheets. Click the image below to download your freebie!