Saturday, March 5, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Activities

I love everything to be themed {parties, clothes, weddings, etc.}.  It's no surprise that I love holidays because I get to turn my curriculum into a theme. I think we all can pretty much integrate language arts and math into any theme. I think it's a talent that all teachers have. We can make anything a learning experience. I hope you enjoy it! Please leave some feedback! Here's my latest {Inspired by my team of course}:

Clipart and/or fonts copyright Diane J. Hook. Used with permission by djinkers.com


{Click the picture to download the mini-unit for St. Patty's Day}



{Here are a few previews from this mini-unit}



 I just don't feel like any holiday is complete without a food graph!

 Will your students catch a leprechaun?  Well, my students will try!


Cute little Heidi from Heidisongs inspired this printable:


What's your favorite part about teaching
during St. Patrick's Day?

42 comments:

Kathleen said...

I love St. Patrick's Day because it makes me think of my Grandma - whose blood runs green :) Every year we have corned beef and cabbage, my mom would make green mashed potatoes, green kool-aid, and green bread {and I continue this tradition for my own children}. Oh, and of course wearing my Kiss Me, I'm Irish pin {'cause I really am :)}

Teaching Heart Mom said...

Great activities... I love making magic pudding with the kids and seeing their faces when the pudding turns green!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much Rachelle! I love it all. :)

Mrs. Kimbrell said...

Thank you for offering FREE FABULOUS resources for us Rachelle! You are amazing! :)
Meaghan
mrskimbrellsclass.blogspot.com

aes17 said...

Great activities! I appreciate you sharing...totally going to make you leprechaun traps...lots 'o fun!

Sarah Stoll said...

Thanks for the share. I especially like the lucky charms graph. Its nicer than the one I have already.

http://teacherscannotlivebyapplesalone.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Lochridge said...

Thanks for the free mini unit download! You are so generous. :) I love to make "Shamrock Shakes" with my students using green lime sherbet and Sprite. The kids sure do enjoy it! I also like to do the Potato Race Experiment. firstgradefactory.blogspot.com

Rachelle said...

@Mrs. Lochridge- I'd love to hear about your Potato Race Experiment!
whattheteacherwants@gmail.com

Pinks My Ink said...

Fabulous and Free, what a great combination!

Random tidbits said...

Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!!! You are so generous!

Jamie said...

CUTE activities! I love the graph and the coloring sheets!

mcwill said...

I just spent the whole morning searching blogs for St. Pat's stuff with no luck and voila you read my mind! Thanks!

Jess said...

Thanks for sharing! These are wonderful activities! :)

Mrs. Lochridge said...

Here are the directions to the potato race experiment at Google Docs:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B6AmSa_yfrAgYjg2YTZkOGUtMzYyOC00YzFmLWE0OTctNTZjMDg1ZWUzNDA1&hl=en

I also created activity pages to go with each step: writing a hypothesis, recording the results by making a graph, noting observations, and drawing conclusions. They are available for download at my TpT page.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/St-Patricks-Day-Data-Fun

Laura said...

I love everything to have a theme also. I'm that girl that has hand and kitchen towels for EVERY holiday and change out my wreaths and decor for each season. I love the St. Patricks Day unit. It is such a fun day that can often be over looked. I love all of your units. I made a five day plan of the Dr. Seuss unit on my blog and definately plan to incorporate this unit over the next two weeks! Thanks Thanks Thanks!
laura
www.laurasopenhouse.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Thanks for another awesome unit! So I have a question for you...What program do you use to make your cute worksheets? Do you just use Word or do you have an editing program? Mine are never as cute and I get so frustrated with Word.

Abby said...

Girl, you are ON IT! Thanks so much for posting - I will definitely be using :)

Mrs. Thiessen said...

LOVE IT! You are a St. Patrick's Day GENIUS!!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Alexandra
www.firstgradesweetlife.blogspot.com

Francesca said...

Wow! I can't believe how wonderful and all inclusive this is. Thank you so much for the fantastic free post. I am a new teacher so I can't always afford TPT. I am so thankful that you are willing to share with us. You took the stress out of trying to find new ideas this month. (Now I can finish my report cards...boo)

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing!

Teacher Stuff said...

Great unit! I am ashamed to admit that I have nothing for St. Patrick's Day and I have been teaching for 13 years! This is going to be great in my class. Thanks for keeping it free for us!

Anna Brantley said...

Awesome St. Patrick's Day activities!!! Too cute and so much fun for our students:)

Anna
www.fun-n-first.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the St. Patrick's Day unit! I am so excited to use it in my classroom. :)

NYCecelia said...

Love, love, love your ideas! I just posted my St. Patrick's Day unit, too.

Cecelia

http://ilove1stgrade.blogspot.com/

Ladybug said...

Another great unit! Thanks so much for posting this. I will be using it! :)

Jenna said...

Thanks for sharing! Those are great St. Patty's Day ideas!


Jenna
fancyinfirst.blogspot.com

Cathriona said...

Hey, I just love your colour code sheet. It is too cute! Speaking of cute you should download my free "over the rainbow" hat. I have been making them for 8 years now and they are always a huge hit! Check it out on www.missmernagh.com
Cathriona

vick727 said...

Love it! I teach K, so I have modified it a little bit, but am so thankful to you for posting such cute, creative ideas!!! We actually made the flag today with torn paper (gotta get some fine motor practice in there!). Thanks again for your hard work - you are definitely an inspiration!!

Mrs. Lochridge said...

Came back to say that you inspired me! I used your leprechaun color by sight word page this week in my art center. My students loved it! I love activities that involve students reading to follow directions. Students enjoy coloring...so why not incorporate reading and coloring together!! Your inspiration led me to create some activity pages where students must color by identifying high frequency sight words based on the Dolch word lists. As an extension, I incorporated sentences utilizing sight words and number words that students must read to correctly color the picture. There are 6 activity pages in all. Head over to my blog for a free download @ firstgradefactory.blogspot.com

Thank you for your inspiration!!

Tammi said...
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Tammi said...

Excellent mini unit! Thanks! Many times I have to search long and hard pulling pieces from various units and remaking many of the products to meet my picky standards. You have done all the leg work for me! Your blog posts are some of my favorite!

Tammi
http://havingfunk-1.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Saoud said...

Thank you for your inspiration and sharing your creativity. My students and I are grateful!! I made a post tonight and shared linked to you! Thanks Again!!


Cheryl
Primary Graffiti

Margaret said...

I love the How to Catch a Leprechaun idea! I can see so many possibilities!

I shared this in my St. Pat Day post and linked back!

Thanks so much!
Margaret

Kinder Journey

Kev Stevens said...

Your article on St Patricks Day was very informative and well written, thanks for sharing this information. St Patricks day celebrations

Amy said...

cutest packet! I am totally going to have my kiddos make traps this year!

Amy
Krazy About Kiddos

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