St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon! This year it falls on a Sunday, something I always loved when I was a classroom teacher, because who really wants to spend the day trying to keep 25 ten year olds from pinching each other? So while you may not be doing actual school work on St. Patrick’s Day, there are still fun ways to work it into your learning experience!
Of course there are so many different craft ideas on Pinterest for kids of all ages. Maybe it would be fun to make a paper plate leprechaun or a shamrock craft! If you have a child who is good with a sewing machine, I have a really cute St. Patrick’s Day rainbow t-shirt idea pinned, though I can’t find anything for it other than the picture. I think the picture is probably enough instruction for a good crafter, though!
If you’re looking for a more educational way to tie in St. Patrick’s Day, there are plenty! Homeschool Share has a great free lapbook for Ireland for your elementary-aged kids. You could also read Leprechauns and Irish Folklore as a go-along or even on its own. This would also be a good time of year to study rainbows and weather with your younger kids! A couple of years ago I made some letter jewels for a St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt that helped my son practice some reading skills. Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational has a Leprechaun’s Luck Multiplication Game you can use, too!
And of course there’s always food! I pretty sure Pot of Gold Cupcakes would be a huge hit at our house and these mint milkshakes look delicious! If you don’t want to get your kids too sugar-crazed you could do a rainbow fruit kebabs. Sometimes it’s just fun to put a little something different on their dinner plate!
Whatever you do, remember to have fun—and don’t forget to wear your green!