Need activities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in March? I’ve got you covered! I know I say every month that I have a favorite theme, but you guys…I think St. Patty’s and the weather themes might be my ultimate favorite. Rainbows are teacher catnip! We love bright colors and the ROVGBIV order.
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bins
Sensory bins are my favorite way to sneak in language and learning in the classroom AND at home. For the first bin, I used some dried lentils I already had on hand and added St. Patrick’s Day gold coins and a black bucket I scored years ago.
For the second bin, I used watercolor blue rice (click here for the tutorial). I threw in our wooden rainbow because it just fit so well and letters from this Hape puzzle! The wooden scooper is my favorite sensory tool and I always end up stealing a few funnels from the kitchen to add even more fun!
Easy Dabber St. Patrick’s Day Craft
This activity is easy for our tiny friends and turns out great! We used these dabber markers. Click here for the free tutorial and Easy Art plans on this activity in my FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY! Need the password? Click here to get the password!
St. Patrick’s Day Egg Carton Shamrock Craft
I knew there was a reason I have been hoarding cardboard egg cartons. All you need to do to prep ahead of time is cut them into shamrock shapes, grab some green paint and brushes, and either some green popsicle sticks or chenille stems for the stems. Click here to read about all my art supply must-haves for our adapted art activities!
St. Patrick’s Day Silly Classroom Tricks
Years ago, I started “decorating” my classroom with rainbow Leprechaun magic on St. Patrick’s Day. I would read a few of our favorite books throughout the day, and basically trash my classroom while my students were out at recess. When we returned, they would be shocked at the leprechauns antics! Then we would spend the rest of the day building leprechaun traps (hello STEM activity!). Here’s a few photos from my old classroom!
Rainbows everywhere! This month’s Easy Art pack includes 9 fun crafts for students to do. All Easy Art packs include prep plans, easy print sheets, picture visual direction cards, whole page NO PREP step by step visuals to pull up on any device, differentiated writing pages for the 9 Easy Art activities. The writing pages are perfect for students to complete at a daily writing center.
As with all Easy Art packs, there are differentiated writing pages, so you have your writing center covered!
I also have my Sentence Builder activities you can use for writing to help students build and write complete sentences.
Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Books
Read this blog post for a complete list of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day books.
Be sure to grab this free counting book from my “Let’s Count!” book series. For this book, students can count the coins in the pot of gold. You can use the coins in the printable or play gold coins.
More St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Activities
If you are loving all things rainbow for the month of march, here are a few more activities for you to dive into with your students.
I got this idea from Days With Grey and we are obsessed with sorting anything by color and with rainbows, so it was a hit from the start.
Like the rainbow alphabet center activity? Click here to read about 20 Interactive Alphabet Activities!
Rainbow names are also a fun activity for this month. Here is an Easy Art activity from my Chrysanthemum Perfectly Perfect Names Pack. Read all about the activities to go with the book Chrysanthemum in this post.
St. Patrick’s Day Tasks
I used to be the seasonal task queen of the classroom. Although I think it is important to have a lot of non-seasonal file folders and tasks prepped, my students always got excited when I pulled out our new theme’s file folders, clothespin tasks, and flipbooks. The file folders pictured below are from my St. Patty’s Day Math File Folder pack.
Free Rainbow Easy Art Template
If you love easy crafts, you will love this one. It sure to brighten your classroom this month and really ANY time of the year! You can find all the plans and step-by-step visuals in the FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY! Need the password? Click here to sign up and grab the password ASAP!
Need more ideas? Be sure to check out this post on St. Patrick’s Day Tasks!
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