St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday in the first grade classroom! There is just enough innocence in those little students' eyes to make them really wonder if leprechauns actually exist. I have shared a few blog posts in the past about what we like to do on St. Patrick's Day in my classroom, but today I thought I would share 6 fun, FREE activities with you from bloggers all over:
LEPRECHAUN DIRECTED DRAWING
I have used this directed drawing before with my first graders and they come out looking SO CUTE! In fact, I have Jennifer's whole year of directed drawings and they are always a hit.
Download it via her blog, here
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CLOSE READING PASSAGE & POEM
This was the first close reading passage and poem I created for my holidays unit and I decided to make it a free download for teachers to try with their class! Each holiday has it's own nonfiction passage with a vocabulary and comprehension sheet. There is also a fun, fiction poem for each holiday as well.
Download the one above via my TPT store, here.
LOOPY LEPRECHAUN CRAFT
This loopy leprechaun craft and writing activity is easy to make since Cara gives you all the templates! I love reading what my students write for when they feel the luckiest!
Download this craft via her blog, here.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY BANNER
Erica has a bunch of these fun banners that are perfect to decorate when you have some downtime in the classroom! Personally, I would've loved to have these after recess. A nice little coloring, calm down activity that only takes a few minutes and makes for a cute display in the classroom.
Download this banner via her TPT store, here.
TEEN NUMBER COVERALL
Have some students still working on identifying their teen numbers?! I could always identify a few students at this time of year who could use some practice with number identification in the teens. I love how she uses gold coins to cover the shamrocks - so fun!
Download via the blog, here.
READ ALOUD LESSON FOR JAMIE O'ROURKE
One of my favorite read alouds during St. Patrick's Day is Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato. We talk allllll about being lazy and I like to focus on cause and effect with this lesson! I typed up a ready-made, one-page lesson plan for you with talking points and the page numbers the questions are asked. There is also a reading response sheet and a writing response sheet for your students to complete after they read the story.
Download via my newsletter, here.
I hope you can use some of those lessons for the holiday coming up soon!