Motivate young learners to write with this fun twist on painting for St. Patrick’s Day! I’m sharing my top activities for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students today on the blog!
We had so much fun on St. Patrick’s Day in my classroom! I’m so glad that I was able to finish my new resource and get it uploaded in time to enjoy it with my students.
I always send home a family project idea and for the month of March, students were to build a leprechaun trap. They LOVE to make these and have so much fun showing them to their classmates when they bring them in. The night before St. Patrick’s Day I stayed up late making sure I had enough clover snacks for each of my kids. You can view instructions for by clicking here:
I told the kids that the leprechauns usually come by when no one is in the room so I would eat in the teacher’s lounge before picking them up after lunch. (During that 30 minutes, I ran to the room, pumped, ate a bowl of soup, sprinkled glitter all over their traps and in my room, set up the room to look as if the leprechaun escaped out of the window, and put plates with the clover snacks on each child’s table!)
When I picked them up, they were all saying, “Did he come? Did the leprechaun come to our room?” I nonchalantly said, “Oh, I don’t know. I haven’t had time to go by there yet!” 🙂 A little white lie never hurt anyone.
The kids were thrilled to see that their traps had been messed with and that the gold had been spread everywhere. They ran through the room and were so excited they could hardly complete their sentences.
I had written a note on the board something like, “Hee! Hee! You didn’t catch me! Enjoy the treat!”
They loved their little shamrock treats.
They were so precious discussing the leprechaun as they munched away!
The kids had fun finding their “golden letters” in the vowel hunt printable (part of my resource on TPT).
Later in the day we painted the leprechaun’s beards orange or red using plastic forks. Kindergarten kids love to paint and any way that you can put a little spin on it and use some different materials is fantastic.
I loved how these turned out. They would be cute on a bulletin board or in the hallway! We paired them with some of the writing prompts from my resource below and the kids were so proud of how they turned out! These cute printables and so much more are all part of my resource on TPT. You can click on one of the pictures below to grab one.
To read more about our St. Patrick’s Day twirlers and the following directions printable, just click the link below.
Let me know how this goes in your classroom! I would love to see pictures!