St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner and I can’t wait! The festivities have already started in my classroom, so I thought that I would share some wonderful ideas with all of you. Here are some great books to read for St. Patrick’s Day:
Here is a link to a great St. Patrick’s day unit that I found while surfing the internet: St Patrick’s Day Unit for Preschoolers
This March idea mini-unit from ABC School House has some wonderful ideas and patterns here: March Ideas and Patterns
Colleen at Teaching Heart Mom’s blog posted this wonderful Rolling Shamrock game. I also really like that she posted a video with it, which you can see here.
I just found this wonderful blog titled, Let’s Explore, and the author posted this adorable Lepreachaun’s Walk Book. Click here to see her post and print the book.
As you know, I LOVE Hubbard’s Cupboard, and she has these great printables for your St. Patrick’s Day theme:
- Student Sight Word Reader Counting Shamrocks
- Counting Shamrock’s Big Book Version
- Counting Shamrocks Pocket Chart Pictures
Jessica Meacham posted this cute Roll A Leprechaun game that you can find here.
Child Care Land has these great Sight Word Matching mats that you can print here.
Here are some great links to some free File Folder Games:
- File Folder Fun has these great Shamrock themed games that you can see here.
- Preschool Printables has this really cute Shamrock Pattern matching game here.
- ABC Teach has this St. Patrick’s Day themed game board that you can print here.
A great math activity to do related to St. Patrick’s day is Lucky Charm sorting and graphing!
Here is a Lucky Charm graph from the Mailbox: Lucky Charm Graph
Martha Shehan also has a great copy of a graph on her website. You will have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to find her link to the printable graphing worksheets here.
This is another great story that I love to read around this time:
Here is a great lesson plan on this book to teach characterization: Jaime O’Rourke Characterization Lesson
Here is another lesson plan idea using the book to teach cause and effect: Jamie O’Rourke Cause and Effect Lesson
Of course this book is good way to simply talk about potatoes too! Here is a copy of some pictures that you can use to graph what types of potatoes your students like to eat: potato pictures for graphing
After reading this book it would probably be a great time to do some potato stamping too! A Crafty Escape posted a great blog post here on how to make your own Shamrock potato stamps.
Last but not least, here are some links to other great St. Patrick’s Day themes on the web for your preschool or kindergarten students:
- St. Patrick’s Day Theme from Pre-Kinders
- Kinder Korner’s St. Patrick’s Day Unit
- Step By Step Childcare’s St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
- Perpetual Preschool’s St. Patrick’s Day Page
Thanks for looking and feel free to let me know of any other great ideas!