and other fun activities!
Teaching Heart- nice collection of craft ideas to
make with your classes!
Crafts- all sorts of Irish fun!
Learning- crafts and other ideas. Join and get even
more great activities!
Shamrock-great activity for preschool children!
Brett's St. Patrick's Day Post Cards- if you love her
artwork you will adore these cards!
O' Gold Craft- transform a baby food jar into an adorable
pot of gold; add some treats and you will have a very
nice gift to pass along to your friends and family
Cute out a shamrock shape and place in a pan or top of a
Dip a marble in green paint and let it
roll all over your shamrock shape for a cool design.
everyone is Irish!
Everyone loves this one! Discuss
how many people in Ireland have an "O" or a "Mac" in front
of their last name. Students get to choose a new
prefix for their name and use the name all day! I even
called on them by their new names. We made name cards so I
wouldn't forget their new names. My name is Mrs.
MacDonald, so for the day my students renamed me Mrs.
love to hit the stores after the holiday to get the
I found witches pot at 75% off. They work wonderful for
pots at the ends
of our rainbows.
Store stuffed toys and puppets in them or fill them with
treats the Leprechauns leave your class! I also found
gold coins after Christmas!!!
Chocolate doesn't go bad! I have them stored in a cool dark
place and am saving them for St. Pat's Day! I also
picked up bags of Hershey's Kisses. The bags contained
red, green and silver kisses. My kids sorted them (threw in a
math lesson there!). Red ones were saved for Valentine's
Day and you guessed it the green ones for St. Pat's Day!
Silver? Well, we ate those!
the holiday bargain I love to find is holiday confetti!
I found shamrock shapes. We have used them to add sparkle to
many holiday pictures!
me the green! Equip your students with green paper,
green markers or crayons and if at all possible green
accessories (hats, glasses, vests...). Then send them on an
to locate and record all the green things
they find in their classroom, the school, outside... If you
have a digital camera, have them create a digital account of
their findings. Transform their pictures into a PowerPoint to
share with younger learners.
can be GREEN!
To color pastas or rice green, add a few drops of rubbing
alcohol and a few drops of green food coloring to a large
Ziploc bag. Add noodles or rice. Seal bag and shake until
contents are the desired shade of green. Dump out contents
onto thickly stacked newspaper. Allow to dry. Now you
can string noodles for necklaces or garland or use green rice
to sprinkle on shamrock shapes or other St. Patrick's Day
supply children with pre-cut green hearts or if their are able
have them trace and cut out a supply of hearts. Three
hearts can easily be arranged in the shape of a shamrock.
My daughter loves magic wands so we made one especially for
St. Patrick's Day. We made a shamrock as described above. We
added green metallic curling ribbon to the backs. On the front
we used green glitter to add some pizzazz. I glued
(using a hot glue gun) the shamrock shape and ribbons to a
wooden dowel. You could also use straws or pencils for your
wand. My daughter loved her new wand!
peppers make great shamrock stamps! Slice off the bottom and
let your little ones dip them into green paint and stamp on
light colored paper.
Cut out glasses from heavy cardboard. Attach green cellophane
wrap to the backs and have your kids seeing green all day!
Jazz up your glasses with green jewels and gold glitter! These
magical glasses are sure to help them spot that leprechaun who
has been sneaking into your class.
need some great Irish foods, drinks and other Irish snacks?
This site has a ton of great ideas!
From Kraft- check out Kraft's website for some great
1 1-ounce box of instant pistachio
(**vanilla pudding can be used- tint with green food coloring)
1/2 cup of milk per child
1 small, re-sealable plastic bag
1/2 cup measuring cup
Place all ingredients in the baggy. Seal the baggy and have
kids shake and squeeze until mixture is the consistency of
pudding. Cut one corner of the baggy and squeeze into
cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400* F.
Have your children measure and stir together flour, baking
soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well (small depression)
in the center of your dry ingredient mixture. Slowly stir in
the buttermilk. A ball should form.
On a floured board, knead and shape dough into a round loaf.
Place dough in the center of a greased cookie sheet. Score
bread dough with a sharp knife; make an X about 1/2-inch deep.
It is believed that the X will ward off evil.. Bake for about
40 minutes, until brown. Serve hot.
box Miniature Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwich crackers
I bag Butterscotch chips
Melt chips in a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl.
Carefully dip the crackers into the melted chips. Set on
a wire rack or waxed paper and let butterscotch harden.