Monday, March 4, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Activities, Emergent Reader & a Freebie!

I love St. Patrick's Day. It's a great day to wear some green, get a little silly, and just shake things up a little as we eagerly look forward to Spring Break. If you need some festive activities to keep your students engaged, look no further! I have some great ideas to share.

Interactive Sight Word Reader

My students have been LOVING their weekly Interactive Sight Word Reader assignments and I love the improvements I am seeing in their fluency and knowledge of sight words. I created an Interactive Sight Word Reader titled "We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day"in anticipation of this fun holiday. This 6-page emergent reader sells for only $1 and it is a great way to work on the sight word "we" in a meaningful way during the holiday frenzy. You can purchase "We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day" from Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook.
St. Patrick's Day themed Emergent Reader, only $1

Rainbow Skip Counting

No St. Patrick's Day celebration is complete without a leprechaun, and everyone knows how much leprechauns love to hide their gold at the end of the rainbow. Sneak a little math into your activities with Rainbow Skip Counting. The set includes full color teacher charts, full color student charts, and student recording pages to help students master skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. I let my students use markers to rainbow write their numbers and they immediately thought I was the coolest teacher ever. This resource is priced at $4 and is becoming a hot-seller on Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook
RAINBOW Skip Counting - great for St. Patrick's Day!
RAINBOW Skip Counting - great for St. Patrick's Day!

Rainbow Windsocks

Add some spring flair to your classroom with cute hanging decorations. These rainbow windsocks a little festive fun to you classroom decor. Read the complete tutorial and get out the paints!
colorful rainbow windsocks
colorful rainbow windsocks

Rainbow Window Decorations

bright spring rainbow window decorations tutorial
My classroom is now sporting a fresh new look for spring in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day. My kinders made adorable faux stained glass windows. The project is super-simple and has brightened up our winter blues. Need a fun craft for your St. Patty's Day? Read the tutorial for creating this easy window decoration.

bright spring rainbow window decorations tutorial

Go Green with your March Classroom Calendar

Add a little St. Patrick's Day magic to your classroom calendar this month with some cute themed numbers. Leprechaun numbers and Irish Monster numbers are both available in the Kinder-Craze store on Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook. Each set includes 2.5"calendar numbers and sells for $1.50.

Irish Monster calendar numbers - too cute!
Irish Monster calendar numbers - too cute!

Color By Number FREEBIE

Sometimes a teacher just needs something quick and easy to keep students engaged for 5 minutes to get her (or his) head on straight. This FREE color by number leprechaun should do just the trick. Students can review color words while coloring a cute leprechaun friend. Each 8.5x11" sheet of paper separates into two coloring pages so you can conserve paper in the classroom. My students are always so excited to work on one of these quick coloring sheets.
color by number leprechaun FREEIBE

FREE color by number leprechaun

Only thirteen days until St. Patrick's Day!


  1. Loooove the focus on rainbows!!! Very fun and engaging! Thanks for your post!

  2. Maria,
    Thank you so much for the color by number freebies! My students LOVE them!

  3. Just found your cute blog...thank you for the freebie!
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  4. Hi Maria, I love the color by number freebie, thank you so much for posting! I can use that with my little leprechaun science activities that I have planned for next week. I am your newest follower! I love your blog!
    Science for Kids Blog

  5. Thanks for the great rainbow craft! LOVE the leprechaun color by number! Thank you for creating and sharing!

  6. Loving all the rainbow crafts!! Going to add that to my lessons this week! Thank you for your awesome ideas!

    Andrea @ Cheers To School


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