St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun and exciting day for students in an elementary classroom! I love using holidays for students to get creative while continuing to learn and grow. St. Patrick’s Day is perfect for doing this while having students reflect on and appreciate all of the “treasures” in their lives.
I love having different formats and options for students to choose from. Setting up centers or stations gives students choice and ownership over their work, which always ends up pushing them to put in their best effort! Below are a few activities taken from my St. Patrick’s Day Activity Pack, as well as a St. Patrick’s Day Bulletin Board display.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY GLYPHS:
I constantly hear from teachers about how much their students love glyphs! They are also great way to learn a little bit about your students while having them create an adorable craft to hang on a classroom bulletin board or take home to showcase on the fridge.
They also lend themselves perfectly to creating individual bar graphs (or one large classroom bar graph) and analyzing authentic classroom data. This activity pack includes a pattern shamrock glyph as well as a leprechaun glyph.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY “WHAT WE TREASURE ABOUT…” CRAFT
This is a fun whole class activity for students to create and decorate their own pots of gold to carry home. Students write what they treasure about each student on gold coins and place them into their classmates’ pots of gold. It is the perfect activity to build classroom community among your students.
INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
This lift the flap organizer has students fill in how they are lucky with their family, at home, at school, and with their friends. I like to use colored paper for the back page to make it a little bit more colorful and fun!
WHAT I “TREASURE” POT:
This is similar to the activity above, just a different format. Students fill in what they treasure at home and school on a pot of gold.
St. PATRICK’S DAY CLASSROOM BULLETIN BOARD:
This “What We Treasure about our Class” St. Patrick’s Day Bulletin Board is an adorable St. Patrick’s Day display that encourages student reflection and builds classroom community.
It comes with different sized coin options depending on how you want to use it in your classroom. The small coins are perfect for having students continually add to the bulletin board what they treasure about their class. The large coins work well to have students really think and reflect on a writing piece about what they appreciate in their classroom.