Here are 10 fun St. Patrick’s Day activities that you can incorporate into your classroom:
Create a “Pot of Gold” Writing Prompt: Have students imagine they have found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Ask them to describe what they would do with the gold and how it would change their life.
St. Patrick’s Day Word Search: Give students a St. Patrick’s Day-themed word search puzzle and have students work in pairs or individually to find all the words.
Irish Dance Lesson: Teach your students some basic Irish dance moves and put on some traditional Irish music. You can find instructional videos on YouTube or hire a local dance teacher.
Shamrock Science: Have students make predictions about what will happen when they put a white carnation into green water. Then, add some green food coloring to a vase of water and place a white carnation in it. Over the course of the day, the carnation will start to turn green. Students can observe and record their findings.
Irish Trivia Game: Create a trivia game about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day. You can include questions about the history of the holiday, Irish traditions, famous Irish people, and more.
Create Leprechaun Traps: Challenge students to create their own leprechaun traps using common household items. They can design and build their traps using STEM and present them to the class.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts: Have students make St. Patrick’s Day crafts such as paper shamrocks, leprechaun hats, or rainbow mobiles.
Irish Food Tasting: Provide students with samples of traditional Irish foods such as soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, or shepherd’s pie. You can also have them bring in their own Irish dishes to share with the class.
St. Patrick’s Day Reading Comprehension: Encourage students to learn about the history of St. Patrick’s Day with this close reading comprehension passage. It includes several comprehension pages to go along with it.
Leprechaun Limericks: One of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day activities for the classroom is having the students create leprechaun limericks. Students love listening to limericks and writing their own about a leprechaun.