When I taught the younger grades I had a blast with St. Patrick's Day. I would remove all of the green pattern blocks, crayons, colored pencils. etc. I left little footprints all over the classroom. There's nothing like a leprechaun invasion to get a class full of kids all wild and crazy.
It's bulletin board changing time. I copied the pages I plan to use from my St. Patrick's Day packet today and went on the hunt for some new ideas to go with the student writing.
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You know how much I love paper facial hair! I'm thinking this will be a fun follow-up to The Lorax Project we recently did.
The googly eyes and real buttons make me happy.
What's better than a paper leprechaun beard? A paper leprechaun beard on a stick. I LOVE the streamers as a background. I'm thinking I might need to hit up Dollar Tree for a rainbow of crepe paper. It would also work well for any of the tissue paper crafts seen below.
This guy is cute and could hang like a lantern, but my gut tells me he would be a pain to make.
You know you're a teacher when you have a class set of toilet paper tubes in stock to whip out whenever you see a project like this. Unless, you followed my Clutter-Free Classroom pearls of wisdom and purged your stash like good little doobies. I pinky promise that one email to the staff and/or a note home to families and you'll get all the toilet paper and paper towel rolls you could possibly need.
We had a Lego party for my son's last birthday and I made rainbow layered cakes baked in glass mason jars (curses to you Pinterest). It was messy and time consuming. I think these are just as cute. I'm totally making these for the family. If I could do food in school I would be all over this there too.
At first I really loved this...but then the missing thumb kind of creeped me out. Still cute, but I can't get past the thumb.
If you teach little ones, the cutting on the lines around the plate would be great for fine motor.
Rainbow finger paints...homemade to boot!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this countdown to St. Patrick's Day. Each bag has a different St. Patrick's Day topic listed inside. This website in general is amazing and motivating. I think this would be very exciting for kids in school.
Shamrock stamps made from green peppers! Fun and genius.
Remember that crepe paper I was going to buy for a background? Yeah, well here's what else I'll do with it. Hello indoor recess activity!
I would use paint and actual handprints...thumbs included.
This would be great as is, but would also be nice if you did the 4 fingered leprechaun...you know, so the thumb doesn't feel left out.
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