As March comes roaring in, it’s time to start planning activities for St. Patrick’s Day! As you know, themes in the classroom are a great way to get students engaged in their learning. Planning lessons around leprechauns, rainbows, and clover leaves will add some fun to your day.
In the midst of the winter “blahs” your students will welcome some activities and books that remind them of the coming spring.
Here are some of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day books to read in your classroom this March.
- S Is For Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet (Discover The World) by Eve Bunting
- Leprechaun In Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne
- Leprechauns And Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion To Magic Tree House Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne
- Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tommie dePaola
- Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tommie dePaola
- Like A Windy Day by Frank Ashe
- Kite Day: A Bear And Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand
- In Like A Lion Out Like A Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer
- How To Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
One of the most effective ways to get students involved in engineering, creative thinking, and data collection is with STEM challenges. These challenges are easy to incorporate into your busy classroom schedule, and your students will love them.
These resources are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day in the classroom!
My STEM Clover Art Resource is the perfect critical thinking activity that gets kids thinking about geometry!
St. Patrick’s Day 4 Leaf Clover STEM Challenge will get your students problem solving and thinking critical during the holiday. Students use congruent triangles to create a 4 Leaf Clover. Students measure the perimeter of the triangles. This activity is a great way to introduce the different types of triangles.
For more St. Patricks Day activities to get your students thinking critically, you should check out my St. Patrick’s Day Coding Challenges!
This activity is a great way to introduce your students to binary code. Included in this resource, you’ll get:
- Design and write a St. Patrick’s Day Bracelet using Binary Code.
- Complete a St. Patrick’s Day Code-Do the Math Worksheet
- St. Patrick’s Day Code- Read the Code Worksheet
- St. Patrick’s Day Coding in a School Box
This resource is great for centers, Maker Spacers, or Early Finishers. Students can work independently or with partners learning how to use binary code with St. Patrick’s Day Words.
My March STEM Challenges pack includes five experiments that are based on St. Patrick’s Day themes.
Students will create a leprechaun trap, catapult gold coins, design a leprechaun home, and take on other fun challenges.
While completing the activities students will use fractions, averaging, data collection, and even writing skills. Although the activities take a short amount of time to set up and implement, they really pack an educational punch.
I hope you love these St. Patrick’s Day activities and books this March!