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St. Patrick’s Day Activities, Emergent Reader & a Freebie!

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.RAINBOW Skip Counting - great for St. Patrick's Day!
RAINBOW Skip Counting - great for St. Patrick's Day!

Rainbow Windsocks

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!
colorful rainbow windsockscolorful rainbow windsocks

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.
Irish Monster calendar numbers - too cute!
Irish Monster calendar numbers - too cute!

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. Enter your information below to download your freebie!

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)


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